As the New Year kicks off people start by setting themselves for failure by creating lofty, possibly unobtainable, resolutions. Research shows that these often take less than two weeks to break. Focusing on habits is more productive. How do you ensure your meet your resolutions?
Recently I was lucky enough to attend, as a participant, the Leadership Development Intensive at the Scherer Leadership International centre in Krakow, Poland. Several of my peers were intrigued by the Sketchnotes that I developed and so here is a list of resources on Sketchnotes! General… Continue reading
I recently read THIS Point of View paper from Achieve+Forum on performance management. It has some great statistics on the issues with current performance management systems. Essentially many of the large HR consultancies have said that they are not fit for purpose. I think most people… Continue reading
After recently completing my #100daysofpersonaleffectiveness project I have decided to take on another challenge. I recognised in that challenge, that I needed to create more variation in my writing style. This means using different fonts and sizes of lettering. To help me broaden my range, I… Continue reading
Today I completed my self set drawing challenge, the Bikablo challenge. The challenge was to draw 100 note pages around the topic of “self improvement”, using “bikablo” style figures. I set myself the Bikablo challenge in order to help shift towards my working out loud challenge… Continue reading
October 1st sees a new cohort join B629, the course on Marketing and Finance that I support as an Associate Lecturer of the Open University. Having got more into Sketchnotes over the summer, it seemed to make sense to consider there use for study. Here… Continue reading
I have seen a whole range of people getting involved and engaged in the 100 Day Project, which is in essence, focusing on a topic or area for 100 days an sharing the results. As I am keen to develop my scribing skills (see WOL… Continue reading
Now I am into my third week of weekday doodling, of research from business schools. I have set up a page on Facebook, called, surprisingly: “Doodles4Leaders“. The intention is to just post images of the doodles ,with no commentary. kind of a storage thing really.… Continue reading
This week I have had a bit of a brainwave called doodles4leaders. I know, these things do not happen very often. I am currently supporting the setup of a new venture called “Ideas Into Impact” from tap’d solutions, where we take summarised leading edge business research and… Continue reading
First play around with Copic markers.
As part of my exploration of skechnoting this month, I decided to have a play with Digital Sketchnotes, in order to maximise the use of an airplane flight. For this I stole my daughters iPad and downloaded Autodesk Sketchbook. I also dug out an old stylus… Continue reading
This is a quick sketch note of the book “How to deliver a great TED talk” by Akash Karia. The book provides some excellent tools and tips for anyone engaged in presenting or storytelling.
A quick sketch note of the book “Illuminate” by Nancy Duarte and Patti Sanchez. The book is about the use of effective communication to support change and transformation in organisations. The book is a worthwhile read for all leaders and those supporting transformation.
Just a quick sketchnote on Dan Roam’s book “Show and Tell”:
Inspired my attendance at UKVIZ, I decided to create a series of sketchnotes around the content of the course I tutor at the Open University: B629 Managing 2: Marketing & Finance. Whilst I normally aim to sketch in a light moleskin book, I thought I would… Continue reading
This time last week I attended the first ever UK meet up for visual practitioners or UKVIZ for short. This took place in Cambridge. Defining a visual practitioner is pretty tricky, but basically anyone who uses visuals to support business, organisations or education. Most of… Continue reading
Well having just handed in our first assignment for H817 at the Open University, the second block of the course has just started and is focused on openness. The first major activity of the week, activities two and three combined, was for us to read /… Continue reading
As part of my Working Out Loud challenge to become a graphic scribe, I recognised that I am absolutely hopeless at drawing. That is a bit of a challenge if you are aiming to charge for scribing in workshops. Now if I speak to graphic… Continue reading
Yesterday I had the opportunity, at a private event for OTD, a training company I do associate work for, to listen to Shane Sutton OBE talk about performance coaching for a few hours. Shane is currently the Technical Director of British Cycling and was previously head… Continue reading
This is a quick sketch note summary of the book “How did that happen” by Rogor Connors and Tom Smith focused on accountability: