A hard decision to make

A hard decision to make

Many years ago, a friend of mine left her husband-to-be at the alter. She had the decency not to leave him there waiting, but made her decision only a few days before. At the time I was struck by the bravery that decision required, but also how very important it was that she knew that […]

Beware the Post-it Man: What Creativity Isn’t

Beware the Post-it Man: What Creativity Isn’t

I can’t be the only person that groans at the sight of brightly coloured Post-it notes, flip charts and coloured pencils. I have nothing against any of these items on their own, (in fact coloured pencils are particularly invaluable for my illustrations). Yet when wheedled by someone who’s last creative oeuvre came into being circa […]

“Oh you’re very brave” and similar scary phrases

“Oh you’re very brave” and similar scary phrases

When you leave a corporate job, you might think you have done everything you need to, but you will almost certainly be running around last minute trying to complete a handover, tie up lose ends and end your dependency on company IT equipment, e-mail accounts and phones. In my case, this was compounded but returning […]