This short video from my UCD colleague Professor Niamh Brennan discusses culture and psychology in the board room. A useful primer for anyone sitting (or […]
…however much an organization officially celebrates out-of-box thinking, people are going to associate leadership and creativity the way they associate fish and bicycles. So being […]
I’ve been interested in Professor Michael Wesch’s teaching methods for some time and have followed his use of social media in the classroom (via social media […]
I heard the two men talking about a third old man who had recently died. One of them said, “I was visiting him at his […]
I’m looking forward to hosting the European Regional Meeting of the ISPSO at the Irish Writers Centre in Dublin this week. We will have 40 […]
Super graphic from Torben Rick on what’s going on below the surface regarding change.
I keep returning to Margaret Heffernan’s TED talk on constructive and creative conflict. Her invitation (one with which I agree) is to consider conflict a […]
The second part of my conversation with Charlie Taylor at the Irish Times focussed on perks at work. Are free sandwiches, gym membership etc enough […]
Your emotions are the lens through which we look at the world. You can’t look round your emotions, you have to look through them.
This interview with Turner award winner Grayson Perry makes for interesting reading. I’ve been impressed with his channel 4 series In the Best Possible Taste in which he interrogates the relationship between class and taste (the programs are available to view on Channel 4 OD here). In particular, I’ve admired his capacity to move fluidly between thinking, feeling and making. It’s great to see a practitioner at the top of their game talking about the importance of emotion (their own and others’) as a core component of the creative process. Perry has been awarded a two year contract from Channel 4 to make more work – I’m looking forward to seeing how he approaches the documentary medium as another art space.