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Why Distance Improves Creativity

Research has shown that increasing “psychological distance” so that a problem feels further away can actually increase creativity. This is because psychological distance affects the way we mentally represent things, so that distant things are represented in a relatively abstract way while psychologically near things seem more concrete. 422 more words


The conflicting notion of 'professional policing'...

This week Theresa May addressed the delegates at the National Police Federation Conference in Bournemouth. Giving officers the tools required to ensure professional behaviour was one of the key issues raised in her speech. 907 more words


The Method

Read the problem.

Re-read the problem (optional: out loud.)

Mess up hair by thoroughly scratching head in confusion.

Throw some darts to help think of a solution. 31 more words



Today I saw a post that caused a lot of controversy on LinkedIn; the topic was a girl holding a “Muslims are NOT terrorists” sign. I chimed in twice, once to say that this is not an inappropriate topic for this media if you take a new view on the topic, and another to say that their definitions were not correct and give a link to a video. 212 more words


“Hand Cuffs”- a brilliant problem solving exercise!!

I make people stand up and try to ‘get untied’- and I’ll say to people “Are you almost there?” which encourages them to keep ‘twisting and turning’ to try and solve it. 79 more words

Problem Solving

Divide and Conquer all around us

In this article let me bring out the relevance of the famous problem solving principle – divide and conquer – in various disciplines all around us. 1,071 more words

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