questions diamond

I’ve got a bit of time before I start running an online leadership workshop this morning. (Thanks time zone disparities!) so, I’m trawling through some of my past whiteboard scribblings as potential content inspirations for an online self-directed course on personal effectiveness I’m putting together.

I’m not the greatest artist in the world, or even the room, but as a giver or seller of abstract ideas, it’s helpful to try and give them a variety of tangible forms. I have sometimes been so enamoured with my own etching that I have taken a photo of a whiteboard to ‘save’. A better word might be ‘hoard’ as they were rarely used or stored logically. I’ve had an iPad Pro and iPencil for a year. My whiteboarded models and lists are now saved and stored.

If ‘pivot’ was April’s word of the month, for this month I nominate ‘repurpose’. I am going to repurpose the stuffing out of these images. I’m presenting a couple of sessions this month on applying a number-8 wire mentality to ideas just lying around waiting for new applications. Kiwis have had a culture of and phrase for repurposing for over a century: number-8 wire mentality. Historically, this meant physically fixing things on the farm without buying new resources by using whatever was lying around, such as number-8 fencing wire. I’m taking that metaphor that’s lying around and fixing a non-physical challenge with it.

There may well be new or radical innovations required for cost-reduction, team-building, productivity improvement, and economic recovery. Go for gold and good luck with looking for, and waiting for, those. But, how reliable is inspiration? Meantime, what idea-repurposing can you apply with the ideas you already have?

I’m trialling a self-directed course I’ve developed on personal effectiveness. One of the ten lessons within it is on problem-solving, a critical element of which is practical creativity. You get all five of my books (in eBook format) when you sign up. If that sounds of interest, you can learn more at .

All 5 3D

#onlinelearning #onlinetraining #personaleffectiveness #personalproductivity #productivity #problemsolving

Expert trainer / coach / speaker. Interactively online or in-person. Fast-track your personal & professional effectiveness or leadership development with practical business tools and thought leadership.

About Terry Williams - The Brain-Based Boss

I'm all about engaging people and helping you engage yours to influence behaviour to improve results - at work and at home. Maybe you're a manager, a salesperson, a leader, a parent, a presenter or an event organiser? You need to grab your people's attention, create some rapport, be memorable and influence behaviour change. How can we do that? I'm originally a trainer by trade, turned manager, turned comedian and partway back again. Author of 'THE GUIDE: How to kiss, get a job & other stuff you need to know', I write and speak about how to engage people, be they employees, family or yourself. How can we connect with people’s own internal motivations and help them use their own inner passions to drive towards productivity, success and happiness? And hopefully have a few laughs along the way... As a trainer facilitating learning and development in others, I find myself drawing on my own extensive business experience. I specialise in the delivery of high impact, customised training solutions for organisations that are serious about improving the performance and lives of their people.

Posted on July 20, 2020, in Employee Engagement. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: