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Ever wondered why hiring the wrong consultant is very often the right decision for organisations? There may come a point when you know that the task you’ve been hired to do or facilitate simply isn’t the task that needs to be done – what on earth are you going to do? How are you going [...]
Your emotions are the lens through which we look at the world. You can’t look round your emotions, you have to look through them. This interview with Turner award winner Grayson Perry makes for interesting reading. I’ve been impressed with his channel 4 series In the Best Possible Taste in which he interrogates the relationship between [...]
I keep returning to this Benjamin Zander TED talk in which he uses Chopin to demonstrate the essential characteristics of leadership. Apart from being passionate about your subject or area of work, you also need to believe that you can inspire others to tap into their own passions too. It’s this unfailing sense of possibility [...]
Apologies for the radio silence the past few months. I put blogging on hold while I completed my doctoral thesis. My PhD was awarded at the end of May after a really engaging and interesting viva voce (defense). The title of my thesis was ‘the organization of disappointment’ and my research concerned the creative potential [...]
Secrets can remind us of the countless human dramas, of frailty and heroism playing out silently in the lives of people all around us. Frank Warren from Post Secret tells the story of over 500,000 secrets submitted….and he reminds us of the value of secrets, of keeping them, of sharing them and of the [...]