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Why you should ditch your corporate templates

Why you should ditch your corporate templates

I had a wonderful session with a team of engineers from an energy company this week. They told me they had done something risky and that it worked.They ditched their corporate template​​ when preparing their business case and got a 'fast yes'. "We managed to have 6...

‘Awesome' Problem Solving Strategies

‘Awesome' Problem Solving Strategies

There has been a lot of discussion lately around different thinking strategies we can employ when preparing our communication. This topic has led to a slew of emails with people in the Clarity First community who have shared their experiences with me. Some have...

3 Decision Traps and How to Overcome Them

3 Decision Traps and How to Overcome Them

  You will have seen over previous weeks that decision making is something of interest to me, in part because when helping improve client communication, I need to ask sensible questions to make sure that their material is not only presented well but that their...

Am I crazy trying to do handstands at my age?

Am I crazy trying to do handstands at my age?

Learning to do a handstand as an adult is providing me with some interesting – and at times frustrating! – reminders about what it is like to learn something new. I have been reminded that not all goals, and definitely not all practice is equal. Even when learning to...

How to take the drudgery out of building a new skill

How to take the drudgery out of building a new skill

It is no secret that dopamine hits are seductive. They trigger a very real and frankly delicious biological response that make us want more. This is why Facebook introduced ‘likes’. This is why gamification of social media is a major focus of all platforms. This is...

BREAKTHROUGH THINKING STRATEGIES