I sometimes find myself in helpless situations when, as a business manager, I focus on business modelling, market research and UX design to test the idea or service we are building for universities. Few people get me. Some think that business modelling is just a last step to do, a form to fill in before … Read more 4 errors that will stifle the most extraordinary university innovation
We have all been to workshops that last a whole day, but feel more like a week. Whilst the information we gain from these events is incredible, and the people we get to meet is the biggest bonus, we still end up exhausted and not ready to catch up with work. Wouldn’t it be great … Read more 3 activities to spice up sizeable workshops
On how to train the crazy creative inside us. Back at the beginning of this year, I bought the Steal like an artist journal by Austin Kleon. And I have been filling it in… every now and then. This is what I call my creativity gym. Beside the stuff I do at work that requires a … Read more Creativity Gym
I am one of those people who could not put their finger on a future job or career. I did not know what I wanted to become. Where I wanted to live. How would my job look like. I had a few options. And my family and friends had different ideas for what I would be good at. But … Read more Two paths and the journey
What is the my definition of success? This is a question that is always at the back of our minds, yet remains unanswered. It can and does mean so many things. It is about what makes us happy, what drives us forward, what motivates us to do what we do, what makes us feel safe, … Read more What does success mean to me?
I like reading non-fiction, especially books that summarise peer-reviewed research on a particular topic. The authors, normally academics, make some really good conclusions about how life is better if you are part of that group of people that does a particular thing. We all know that non-fiction is perfect for self-improvement and can help us … Read more How can novels help with career decisions?
The other day a friend of mine was offered a new role while she had just been promoted in her team. She asked me how she should decide. She loves her current role, is passionate about the topic, has plenty ideas to progress her projects, has been promoted to team leader, but is unhappy with the management … Read more How to decide between job offers?
A very simple but at the same time hard question – what would you like to be when you grow up. I can tell from my own experience. When I was young, I was convinced about my career: I was going to be a fashion designer. Not everyone was impressed. And good or bad, I was getting … Read more What would you like to be when you grow up?