My ‘heroes of old’ series wouldn’t be complete without focusing on some prominent creators of works who were truly prolific.
This week Dwight D. Eisenhower the 34th president of the United States is in the spot-light. The classically trained project managers among you may recall his coined methodology ‘The Eisenhower Matrix’, a simple and effective tool for prioritising tasks, but before I go on to this, it’s his overall leadership qualities that I wanted to focus on first.
Anita Roddick is, in my view, the queen of start-ups. As many celebrated International Women’s Day yesterday, what better person to write about – she stood up for the rights of women all over the world! Here’s a few tips about starting a business that have come from her quotes
“Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion.” Simon Sinek
If anyone was capable of making me groan against American trite optimism you’d think it would be Marie Forleo, but no, I am a total convert
Flow. A popular word used in this topic. Coined most prevalently by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (Happy Birthday by-the-way Mr. Csikszentmihalyi). It’s a word used to describe a heightened mental state that we achieve when creativity is going really well, we forget ourselves, we have clear goals, we do not self-doubt and importantly we get things done.
I’ve never worked in a creative environment where this relationship hasn’t been a challenge. It’s the age-old ad-world battle between the suit and the CD…Is there a solution? YES! Can the suit and the CD live happily ever after? YES!
Every so often I’ll be introducing you to one of my heroes. This week my procrastination theme has led me… Read more Hero #1: Barbara Oakley