Studying for an MBA you’re not sure you will use, with 2 children under 3, is either brave or stupid. Ok it’s stupid. But to explain my blogging absence and sneak in another ‘hobby’ to tick off (Newcastle uni has a management soc): I have just submitted a piece of coursework for my latest module Sustainable Creative Management with the OU. The assignment was to suggest ways of increasing innovation at my organisation and, although it seemed somewhat farcical to do this while at home on maternity leave with Babycub, I decided to do a Sheryl Sandberg, lean in ever so slightly and send my proposals to a few colleagues. Done. This week I shall be going to Rock Choir which is much more in keeping with my project, i.e., 100% out of my comfort/talent zone.