It was the best of lines, it was the worst of lines: On starting your story.

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February 19th, 2020

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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it […]

The realities of transformational learning

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February 19th, 2020

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Leaders don’t always need to learn about leadership, sometimes they need to learn about themselves Transformational learning isn’t just the latest fad (it’s actually been around for over two decades), it is vital for leaders who have perhaps done several leadership development programmes, and actually know a lot about how to lead in complexity and […]

Organisation Development and The Future of Work

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January 29th, 2020

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Margaret Wheatley and Myron Rogers (1996)* once wrote that ‘organisation is always an expression of identity’. I happen to agree with this insight. The act of organising is an act of identity formation whether the particular form is that of a corporation, a social movement, or a sports club. And I think this holds true […]

5 tips for leaders on how to improve collaboration in their teams.

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January 17th, 2020

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Collaboration with other people is one of the everyday activities in all organisations but not all collaborations are successful. We have all experienced or heard stories about groups of highly skilled people coming together to work on a project and failed. So, what’s required to make a collaboration a successful one? In search of an […]

Organised Foolishness: Two Fools and a Goddess

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January 7th, 2020

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Not Altogether Foolish Leading, managing, designing and generally being part of organisations is, as we all know, a serious business.  Organisations have duties of care, deliver peoples’ livelihoods, drive revenues, maintain health and safety, serve stakeholders, and much else besides.  All serious stuff.  But is there room in all this for a bit of foolishness? […]