If you’d like to solve your problems with more creativity, curiosity and fun, my conversation with Richard Gerver is for you.
When you were five, you were full of creativity, fun and ideas. You were curious about everything, you took risks and didn’t worry about making mistakes or being ‘wrong’.
And yet, as adults, we see curiosity too often as a luxury that we don’t have time or energy for. So what goes wrong?
Author and speaker Richard Gerver found fame as the head teacher responsible for turning a long-term failing primary school into an internationally innovative, successful model of education. Richard’s vision for how we can reconnect with our inner child is at the heart of his third book, Simple Thinking.
Richard and I talk about the power of creating the right environment around you, and how having the right people to challenge your thinking and complement your skills can make all the difference. He shares his experience of taking over a school and a team with years of failure behind them, and how he overcame the inner battles and practical challenges of turning things round.
Grab your crayons and your sense of fun, and let’s go!
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