Linda Sands

Bring the best YOU to your team
Bring the best YOU to your team

Who does the best job of being a giraffe? 🦒A giraffe, of course! 😆 A giraffe will fail at being the best lion in the pride. Similarly, be you... NO ONE can be YOU better than YOU. I've found this approach invaluable in my own business. I can't compete with the lions...

Go broad to be a better innovator
Go broad to be a better innovator

What do you do for fun? If you want to be more creative and innovative, you want to be like a T. You need to develop deep expertise in what you do, in your job role (like an I), but also be exposed to things beyond it (like the top bar on the T; go broad). By finding...

Conflicting beliefs about creativity
Conflicting beliefs about creativity

Two contradictory beliefs about creativity have existed at different times throughout history: rationalism and Romanticism. Why does this matter if you want to innovate? Because the people you work with will likely have different underlying beliefs that get to the...

Innovation: Navigating the unknown
Innovation: Navigating the unknown

Innovating is like walking into a dark room that you’ve never been in before. You can't see ahead. You take small steps to feel your way. You're alert and actively seeking information from all your senses. You take off your shoes to get more detailed information from...

How to assemble your Innovation Champion team
How to assemble your Innovation Champion team

You’ve decided your organisation needs to be more innovative. One important step is to select the right individuals to become your Innovation Champions. Once trained, these Champions will become the driving force behind your innovation initiatives, guiding and...

How writing will make you a better innovator
How writing will make you a better innovator

Innovation is about finding new solutions to important problems. Given this, it might seem obvious that you should take the time to deeply understand the problem you are trying to solve. It was clearly something that Albert Einstein thought was important: "If I had an...

Key considerations when measuring innovation
Key considerations when measuring innovation

Innovation is something different that creates value. You can innovate internally, such as improving employee engagement, or externally, such as improving how you deliver services to customers. Every organisation loves to say that they are innovating but how do YOU...