What we think

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 […]


Seven and a Half Things

Posted on: September 27th, 2016 by Clear Thinking Team No Comments

Seven & A Half Things from Clear Thinking People need the right conditions if they are to learn, think and grow well. Here are 7 1/2 suggestions for what might help. #1 Remember that EVERY DAY’S A SCHOOL DAY! Start to notice the limitless opportunities that you have to learn from what happens to you, […]


Reframing Failure…one letter at a time

Posted on: September 23rd, 2016 by Clear Thinking Team No Comments

What do you think about failure? More to the point HOW do you think about failure? As part of the HFMA Step Up webinar series we talked about resilience and included a memory hook to help the audience think about failure differently. We’d watched JK Rowling’s 2008 Harvard Commencement Speech. She talks vividly about her experience of failure […]


Breathing Life Into Your Team Away Day

Posted on: September 19th, 2016 by Clear Thinking Team No Comments

It’s time for the quarterly team away day and you’ve been invited, along with the rest of the team, to turn up for the day at an offsite venue. You’re also wondering exactly what you’re in for, but there’s no need to be a passive participant, you can take control of the outcome. Read on […]


Day 7 – A mild case of learner’s guilt?

Posted on: August 9th, 2016 by Clear Thinking Team No Comments

My summer school timetable has seen me spend a whole day in the library today. Not literally ‘in a library’ but focusing all of my attention on learning something new. My reading list, a couple of titles, one a physical book, the other an audio book. I’ve been looking forward to this element of Summer […]


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