Get out of the way… and collaborate!

Are you collaborative? Is your organisation? We often say we are, but are we really? Do we 'get in the way' of the process? Filmmaking, in theory, is a collaborative process. But like so many working partnerships (teams, institutions, organisations) some productions are bound to be more collaborative than others. So often the tone is … Continue reading Get out of the way… and collaborate!

Creative Spaces for Building Better

What do creative spaces, for the purpose of nurturing innovation, look like? I believe I found one in a corner of the wild West Midlands run by the National Trust. I made a short film about it called Building Better - it's a work in progress but you can see  it, and comment, over on … Continue reading Creative Spaces for Building Better

Rick Rubin – Leadership that believes in better

It’s all well and good listening to people talk about leadership. Seeing someone embody it, however, is infinitely more compelling. I recently watched a film by BBC Radio One DJ Zane Lowe (now at Apple) about music producer Rick Rubin. Rubin’s made a stamp on almost every aspect of music that I have enjoyed since the early 80s - the Beastie … Continue reading Rick Rubin – Leadership that believes in better

Plastic Leadership – file under ‘punk’

Have you seen the state of leadership today? It's like punk never happened... What we need is more Plastic leadership! It’s almost 40 years since an art school drop-out, with a clothes shop on London’s Kings Road, kick started the English ‘punk’ scene. In 1976, punk was defined by, Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood. It … Continue reading Plastic Leadership – file under ‘punk’