Thinking Out Loud

What we think

Shut Up & Listen

Posted on: April 30th, 2017 by Clear Thinking Team No Comments

Could you create a Listening Post? Being part of a community of people professionals, this is a shout out to everyone of you who considers themselves to be a good listener…there are plenty of you!! It’s soon to be Mental Health Awareness week (starting 8th May). I’ve been involved in a conversation today about setting up […]


Every day’s a learning day, how does collaboration fit in?

every day's a learning day
Posted on: April 10th, 2017 by Clear Thinking Team No Comments

I’m very happy with the premise that every day can be a learning day, very happy. But does the learning happen accidentally or deliberately and what are the conditions that I put in place for myself to make sure that every day truly is a learning day? And where does collaboration fit in? I feel […]


CIPD Northern Area Partnership Conference 2017

Posted on: March 10th, 2017 by Clear Thinking Team No Comments

This month we’re getting ready to take part in the CIPD Northern Area Partnership Conference 2017, and it doesn’t happen until June!   This is what we’ll be up to…… #F9 Collaboration: it’s a team game and you’re a player. Here are the rules! Only attend this session if you are curious about how you […]


Celebrating 10 Years of Clear Thinking

Posted on: February 10th, 2017 by Clear Thinking Team No Comments

It’s a special day for us today as we celebrate 10 fantastic years of The Clear Thinking Partnership. We want to say “thank you” to everyone who has been part of the last 10 years….it’s flown by! We’ve been privileged to work with so many people in so many different ways; it’s been an absolute […]


Podcast: Stacking The Deck In Your Favour

Posted on: January 10th, 2017 by Clear Thinking Team No Comments

Back in November, Jamie Smart and I spent the day together at Trendwatching Live. We were getting an understanding of the global trends and innovations that would be having an impact on our work and  lives in 2017 and beyond. We bunked off class a couple of times during the day, missing the programmed sessions, […]


Learning is subtractive

Posted on: November 25th, 2016 by Clear Thinking Team No Comments

We are built for learning. We’ve evolved to become the sophisticated species that we are because of our capacity to learn, our capacity for social interaction and our capacity to think. If you’re like me you’ve experienced a slow and poorly performing laptop at some point. It’s working as hard as it can, but there […]


Making the right things happen

Posted on: October 14th, 2016 by Clear Thinking Team No Comments

I don’t buy into the idea that we can control everything that happens to us. There are too many factors to attend to if we’re going to try. I don’t believe in luck either. It’s something we made up to try to rationalise why some things happen and some things don’t happen. This quote is […]


Working with Emergenetics

Posted on: October 10th, 2016 by Clear Thinking Team No Comments

Bev and I love learning new things and so when we came across Emergenetics and got the chance to become accredited to deliver the Emergenetics profile, I couldn’t have been happier. You might be thinking, Emergenetics? Never heard of it! Well, if truth be told, neither had I. I was introduced to it by a […]


Inspire Play in 60 seconds

Posted on: October 2nd, 2016 by Clear Thinking Team No Comments

  You might have seen a post called Connect People. Inspire Play is the next bullet on the list. While I as wondering what on earth to write…… ……Kate set herself a challenge to write down as much as she could about being ‘playful’ in 1 minute. I’ve turned it into a doodle to share! What would […]


Connect People: The How and The Why?

Posted on: October 1st, 2016 by Clear Thinking Team No Comments

Bev’s been giving some thought to how we connect people to each other in the learning space, and more to the point, why! During a conversation at Clear Thinking recently she summarised what she thought our role in the learning space was. Just off the top of her head, without too much thinking. Build a community […]


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