Need great ideas from your team? Give them a good frame.
We’ve all been in meetings where people are asked to come up with ideas to solve a particular problem. At times the silence can be deafening. At other times, the ideas are pedestrian, and everybody knows it (but they don’t have the heart to point it out). So what to do? One of the best […]
Is it possible to combine creative and critical thinking? Yes, actually.
Critical thinking and creative thinking are often taken to be opposites. You can be good at one, but not the other. Or, a task that requires you to use one, won’t require you to use the other. I suspect this is less the case than we think. For example, there is at least one intellectual discipline […]
Faced with a hard choice? Try doing nothing…
An “old hand” fund manager once described the essence of his job to me…. “The most important part of my job is helping my team to feel comfortable to do nothing.” In short, his job boiled down to stopping most of the trades his team wanted to make. In his view, the best approach to […]
What you can expect from this blog
So I’ve got a new website and, with it, a new blog. My plan is to start to re-position the business in my clients’ minds. Strategic facilitation is a great business, but it’s time to start to expand Nick Ingram Consulting to make it more than that. I want my business to be about helping people […]