Leila Johnston

Leila Johnston

What does it mean to be motivated?

What does it mean for creative people to be motivated? Is there a secret to getting more motivation, or is the drive...

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What is Creativity?

What is creativity? How does it relate to things like problem-solving, risk-taking, impulsiveness and excitement? I...

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What's the point of empathy?

Is empathy important in business? Is it possible to have too much empathy to be successful? What's the connection...

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Alex McLean – creating communities and interference patterns

Alex McLean is a well-known artist, musician, researcher, and coder based in Sheffield. He is the creator of Tidal...

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Creativity Clinic 21: Four ways to keep motivated in an age of freelancing, procrastination and the gig economy

The world has changed since I last talked about motivation. More than ever, we're addicted to devices, addicted to...

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Creativity Clinic 20: One creative branding tip, and how I'm rebranding this podcast!

I used to think that branding was about coming up with the story we'd like to tell, but now I think it's more about...

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Nathan Geering – accessibility innovation through beatboxing and b-boy dancing

Nathan Geering is a dancer, teacher and innovator known for his work with visually impaired people. He has created...

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Creativity Clinic 19: The value of paying attention in an attention scarce world!

The world is a rough place at the moment. One easy way we can improve it for ourselves and those around us is by...

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Creativity Clinic 18: The waiting game – gambling on the big gigs

It's the summer... no one's replying to email, everyone's busier – or more on-holiday – than I am. In...

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Maggie Nolan – 'Applied Improv' for consultancy and corporate workshops

Maggie Nolan is a consultant and trainer, bringing techniques from improvisation practice into businesses. She...

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Creativity Clinic 17: Prioritising Ideas

This week I take on a listener's question about prioritising ideas: how do we decide what's most important? Is it...

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Sara Green – choreographing science

Sara Green is a dancer, choreographer, movement director and film-maker. She's collaborated with artists and other...

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Creativity Clinic 16: Time and Art

This week's question was about how artists deal with time: do we let the available time decide how 'big' a project...

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Ben Moor – clever and funny storytelling in one-man shows

Ben Moor is a seasoned and innovative storyteller with multiple Edinburgh shows under his belt – mostly one-man...

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Creativity Clinic 15: Wellbeing and Making

Making and wellbeing are linked. While it's known that making things improves your mood, I argue here (entirely...

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Sophie Rochester – digital storytelling and the welldoing movement

Sophie Rochester is a creative entrepreneur of significant standing, appearing on numerous lists of top business...

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Katie Day – Making innovative theatre

Katie Day is the Director of Birmingham-based theatre company, The Other Way Works. She creates exciting and...

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Creativity Clinic 14 – Inspiring books

What kinds of books give us ideas? Do we even get much emotional inspiration from books at all? This first...

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Adam Tandy – making TV: the Detectorists; Inside Number 9; the League of Gentlemen

Adam Tandy is a TV producer, director, writer and much more, working on some of the best shows and with some of the...

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Luke Jennings – Killing Eve author, dance critic, former dancer

Luke Jennings is the creator of the hit TV series Killing Eve, about the mutual obsession between an MI6 agent and a...

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