Amazing Polymaths in the Modern Era
What is a Polymath…and do they still exist? In modern times, it’s increasingly common for people who demonstrate great intellect to specialise in one particular ...Read more
Creativity in Business – Does it Provide a Real Edge?
Are the Most Creative Companies the Most Successful? Over the last few decades, creativity in business has become one of the most sought after skills. ...Read more
Measuring Intellectual Capacity
Alfred Binet lived in France around the turn of the last century. He became fascinated by individual children’s capacity to learn new skills and information, ...Read more
Developing Gravitas – is it possible and if so how?
Programmed for Gravitas As human beings, we are programmed to look for leadership and authority. These qualities reassure us and encourage us to perform at ...Read more
Multiple Intelligences Revisited
The premise of the theory of multiple intelligences is that every individual is unique in their own array and balance of characteristics and personality traits. ...Read more
Bob Dylan and our most popular course…
It’s entirely possible that these musings are simply a poorly disguised attempt to find another excuse to write about two of the enduring passions in ...Read more
The Growing Brain in the Growing Body – Part 3 (The Later Years)
In the third part of our three part series on how our brains develop, we explore the period from late middle age onwards. Our growing ...Read more
Spark Engagement – An Exciting New Approach to Staff Engagement
We at Illumine are VERY excited to have been selected by Spark Engagement Inc to offer exclusively in the UK, the Spark Engagement diagnostic and ...Read more
The Growing Brain in the Growing Body – Part 2
In the second part of a three part series exploring how our brains develop, we look at the period from early adulthood to late middle ...Read more
The Growing Brain in the Growing Body – Part 1
In the first part of a three part series exploring how our brains develop, we look at the period to our late teens or early ...Read more
The Brain: Nature or Nurture?
When it comes to brain development, nature or nurture is one of science’s most enduring questions. In recent years, many of the most prominent names ...Read more
Are Bigger Brains Better?
Human brains are larger as a percentage of body weight than almost every other animal on the planet. Over the two million years since the ...Read more
Remembering Song Lyrics (please pass on to any singers you know!)
I was recently forwarded an email from someone who’s husband – a singer – was struggling to remember song lyrics. As I sing and play ...Read more
NLP for Telephone Users – A Practical Guide
Electronic Communication Vs Telephone Conversation Sending emails and text messages is so quick and simple that using the telephone for business communication is often overlooked ...Read more
What to Wear At Work (Guest infographic)
Every so often we come across well presented content – articles and images – which we think our website visitors will find interesting. This simple ...Read more
The 7 Essentials for Building a Powerful Memory – Infographic
You can find out about how to remember more here. Download PDF version of the report writing infographic here (opens in a new tab). ...Read more
So What Makes You Different?
As part of an occasional series of blogs to mark Illumine’s milestone of 20 years, Clive Lewis (Founder and CEO) explains how he answers the ...Read more
Left and Right Brain – A Model That’s Had Its Day?
Brain Research 1960s The theory that the left and the right hemispheres of the brain control different aspects of our thinking and behaviour dates back ...Read more
Resilience in the Face of Change
When someone tries to impose a change upon you that you believe will impact your current circumstances, it’s natural to feel initially opposed to the ...Read more
10 Ways to Age Proof Your Brain
Living well and enjoying your life is preferable to many people than simply living for a long time. The quality of your life is dependent, ...Read more