on paper...

Increasigly I find I'm drawn to illustrating event content on paper. White board walls are great and have a role to play however they are temporary. For my work on paper I use 300gsm archival hand made cold prerssed water colour paper... which means it's nice. It's a nice take away that clients frame and put up on the wall in head office as an artwork bespoke to their company and it's journey. But even more than being a nice peice of art it is a means of both diceminating the key messages of an event to those not furtunate enough to be present at the time and also keeping those messages alive once the all too familiar flood of BAU washes back over you post event...

start of the journey
start of the journey

day one of training leaders of the future...

minding the gap
minding the gap

being mindful not to let anyone slip through the cracks...

animals
animals

i often use animals in human situations as it removes any challenges of gender and ethnicity.

the plan
the plan

if you haven't really thought what it is, then how do you know where you are leading your people..?

agile vs bureaucracy
agile vs bureaucracy

the world is spinning faster and faster, if you're not agile then how do you expect to keep up..?

high performing teams
high performing teams

apparently you will only ever get the opportunity to be in two during your lifetime...

blame culture
blame culture

did you do that or did I... and if it was me... then you did it...

the landscape
the landscape

the pages I draw are both stand alone and work together to create a larger landscape...

simplicity
simplicity

just because you're an SME doesn't mean everyone else is...

change
change

the only constant is...

help
help

its a big world with a lot of hills, we all need help along the way... admit it or not...

choosing a theme
choosing a theme

you need a theme of some form to tie the imagery together, say a construction site for a large ongoing program...

optimism
optimism

a feeling i heard people mention... some time ago... in the past...

inquiry science
inquiry science

one in a series of posters to accompany educational videos for aspirant teachers...

did you know
did you know

...as a leader you can actually talk to people as if you were both normal... imagine.

so you have an idea
so you have an idea

it may be a great one... but perhaps it may not be as great as someone else's ...

an important thing
an important thing

...ensuring that no one sit outside the bubble...

well done!
well done!

now there's no need to whisper that is there...

stories
stories

if it's not a good story, then who is really listening..?

a fine balance
a fine balance

but not easy to obtain... start with simply doing the right thing... all the time.

working in the zoo
working in the zoo

and listening to everyone and not caring who's who in the zoo...

go on
go on

be better, there are so many ways to do it...

ohhh
ohhh

curse that knowledge...

up there..?!
up there..?!

it would appear you don't belong down here..!

just take a moment
just take a moment

and have a chat. It's free and may well yield surprising results...

say that again
say that again

... actually, don't bother...

working together
working together

...and taking advice from others...

purpose
purpose

do you have one..?

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details
details

all go towards making a rich full picture...

i dare say...
i dare say...

...most leaders may not have considered this when it comes down to it...

people
people

and of course there are times when you need people, not animals...