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Here’s What my New Book *Almost* Looked Like!

March 2, 2016

When I’d gotten over the misery of three or four false starts while writing The Coaching Habit (here’s why I almost quit, but I didn’t) and had finally picked up momentum, I started to think about the marketing. And I had one

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Inspirational Creatives Needs Your Vote!

September 4, 2015

Do you know about the Inspirational Creatives podcast, which features my friend Rob Lawrence? If not, you should take a few minutes and tune in! The podcast is a brilliant series of conversations with successful artists, producers and creative entrepreneurs,

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My Story of a New Beginning

January 8, 2015

Crossing the threshold The bus ride in from the airport wasn’t entirely unfamiliar. Seven years earlier, in my “gap” year between finishing high school and starting university I’d spent a year living and working in England. My grandmother lived in

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Twofer Tuesday: On Writing & Creativity

November 25, 2014

Have you joined our Tools for the Time-Crunch Manager LinkedIn group? We share insights, ideas and links, all designed to inspire and help you conquer the day-to-day challenges of your workday. Write faster. Write better. I’m taking a stab in the

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22 years

November 20, 2014

It’s 22 years since the VP of Everything Else (and now the CEO) of Box of Crayons and I hooked up in Oxford. Hurrah! Habitation, by Margaret Atwood   Marriage is not a house or even a tent   it

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We’ve Changed, In a Good Way!

September 2, 2014

Have you noticed anything different lately? It’s true… we’ve revamped our website. We’ve been in stealth mode as we’ve worked out a few kinks, but now we’re ready to shout it from the rooftops. The new site is bolder, cleaner

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The Name the Ninth Contest: The Winners!

April 3, 2014

Thank you to everyone who helped us mark the 10th anniversary of the launch of the Eight Irresistible Principles of Fun that started it all, by creating a ninth principle of fun. (NOTE: Winners, if you haven’t yet, please mail

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Name the Ninth: The Eight Principles of Fun Contest

March 6, 2014

Can you believe it’s been almost 10 years since Box of Crayons launched The Eight Irresistible Principles of Fun? It was intended as a rallying cry to infuse our lives and our workplaces with fun. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, we

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Collaboration with a back beat

June 27, 2013

How fantastic is this video showing collaboration in action? But I suspect it’s not the performance itself that embodies collaboration. What we’re seeing is just the end result. Can you imagine what happened before this? How they worked out who

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