This week in #nudenotes: 11 March 2019

Kick-starting this week’s retrospective, here are some inspirational Sketch Quotes, to help you to push past that Monday feeling.


Leaders Who Deliver Versus Leaders Who Destroy, inspired by an infographic from @theperformanceroom_tpr

I’ve been learning a lot about creative leadership recently, and this chart pulled together so many of those ideas in a handy chart.

Naturally, I had to share it!

Leaders who destroy may deliver the results short-term, but long-term, they will inevitably build up a negative debt, affecting business growth and employee happiness.


This week’s recap notes: Strategic Thinking Versus Design Thinking: I am trying to help my organisation

I love learning about mindset shifts in business and design, and since making this nudenote, I have discovered this amazing article on medium by Kingshuk Das.

In this article, he outlines the various ways to balance the two approaches, without sending mixed messages as a leader within an organisation.

As he says in his article, “The trick is to apply the strengths of design thinking to those of strategy in specific ways.”.


This week's #booknotes, part 11 of my notes on Creative Strategy and the Business of Design by Douglas Davis

This time, we take a look at ways to organise and sort your data to fill your own Creative Strategy Framework to provide clarity, increase inspiration and reduce risk.

I’m so happy I managed to get in a geeky reference to Star Wars in this one - become a design Jedi:
Order leads to clarity. Clarity leads to inspiration. Inspiration leads to solutions.

Buy Creative Strategy and the Business of Design here.


6 Reasons You Might Be Procrastinating from

Do you struggle with procrastination?

I know I did.

I still sometimes struggle to dedicate time to my sketchnotes and blog side hustle in my free time.

As Edward Young said, "procrastination is the thief of time... so its time to catch that thief and lock him up!"

Okay, I added in that last bit, but it’s still true.

You can overcome that mindset.

The first step to solving the problem is to diagnose what the problem is, and this list definitely helps with that.

Every time I feel procrastination creeping in, I take a step back and think about these six points and start working on how to refocus my mindset.

It works nearly every time for me, and I hope it does the same for you!


That was this week in nudenotes - come back next Sunday for another recap post.

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Until next time… In case I don’t see you, good afternoon, good morning and good night.