Archive for March, 2017

Brexit – just keep calm and carry on?

By:

March 28th, 2017

no comments

Whether it was shock or elation that people felt on the morning of 24 June 2016, there was a shared feeling that nothing was going to be quite the same again. It is this feeling more than any other that gives the label to the period we are currently living though – and that is […]

Advanced Coaching Skills: Part three – Paying attention to the wider system

By:

March 28th, 2017

no comments

Recently, I’ve read a 20-year-old book with the catchy title: We’ve had a Hundred Years of Psychotherapy, and the World’s Getting Worse!  It was written in 1993 by the American humanistic therapist James Hillman and the writer Michael Ventura.  In a series of conversations, both in person and by letter, they explore – and sometimes […]

Leading in Complexity – now what?

By:

March 27th, 2017

no comments

As we saw in my previous blog post (Leading in Complexity – so what?), I believe there are three differences that inform action today to shape our success tomorrow.  These differences don’t go away; they become part of the practice and habits, while the new ones invite innovation and change. Identifying the significant differences is […]

Advanced Coaching Skills: Part Two – Ability to step in an out of empathy

By:

March 21st, 2017

no comments

Much is written about these days (and not a moment too soon!) about empathy and compassion, and their place in the skills and abilities of a modern leader.  What is not talked about as often is the need – and ability – to step in and out of an empathic stance, and know when to […]

Leading in Complexity – so what?

By:

March 20th, 2017

no comments

Leadership ain’t what it used to be. The image of a great white man at the top of the pyramid is, we can only hope, gone forever. The question now is “What will take the place of that image?” What is leadership in a world of open boundaries, multiple differences, and massive interdependencies? Consider the […]