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Conversations, Culture Change and Trust

Conversations, Culture Change and Trust A short time ago, Ana Neves, a knowledge management specialist in Portungal, asked me some challenging Questions on Conversations, Culture Change and Trust. … … On your website, you say “Every conversation shapes culture”. But culture also shapes the conversation. Do you have any suggestions on how organisations can be Read More

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When Digitalisation goes Pear-Shaped

When Digitalisation goes Pear-Shaped In a recent conversation with the General Manager of small construction company, I heard the ultimate nightmare of digitalisation gone pear-shaped. You have probably heard about last week’s cyber-attack in which hackers are attempting to blackmail businesses by closing down their systems. Well, one of the victims is one of Europe’s Read More

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Leadership is Collective and Exists in the Space In-between

Leadership is Collective and Exists in the Space In-between Leadership – It’s a perennial topic and one that is likely to be so for as long as most of us live. It consumes us in social, political, organisational and family life. It divides opinion. It incites emotion. It affects all of us. It’s important. We Read More

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The Art of Creating a Trust Space

The Art of Creating a Trust Space A Trust Space is a place where you feel completely free to be yourself. There are no borders, no boundaries, no ‘what ifs’. You feel safe, supported, protected and accepted, regardless of what you say or do. And this is the space from which you can grow. For Read More

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Facilitation … an Art

Facilitation … an Art The Danger of Confusing the Roles of Consultant, Moderator, Facilitator Dear Colleague … What’s Your Role when a client engages you to support their business? To what extent have you truly considered the essential differences between the roles of Consulting, Moderation and Facilitation when a client asks you to work with Read More

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Identity … Who are you? Who am I?

Identity … Who are you? Who am I? Who are you? Who are you … now … right now? And why (what leads you to answer in this way)? And, what do these Questions even mean? What makes me ‘me’? With whom, or what, or where do I identify? How deeply? When? Why? Has this Read More

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Musing on Conversations

Musing on Conversations With all due respect to these highly-respected sources, I’d like to suggest that such “definitions” of conversations are far too limited … not incorrect as such … simply far too limited. Life is far too complex to reduce its core interactions to definitions. A few weeks ago, in a meeting with a Read More