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Moving Towards Solutions … Together … Fast!

Moving Towards Solutions … Together  … Fast! You’ve got a complex challenge, maybe even a problem. Everybody is under pressure. There’s little space and of course no time. It’s draining resources and costing you money. None of which interests the problem … which remains blissfully unaware … still needing to be solved. Everyone has an Read More

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Reclaiming Our Values

Reclaiming Our Values It’s now fairly common to hear organisation leaders talking about values. And this can only be positive. I frequently ask myself however whether this is because they truly believe in and see the significance of values in our life – great – or, whether they are following a trend – not so Read More

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Questioning Beliefs …

Questioning Beliefs … I grew up learning to Question … it came naturally as I realised that the answers and norms that society was presenting to me during my childhood in London seemed to fit neither with the reality I was living nor with the stories I was hearing at home. And so subconsciously, I Read More

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‘Diversity and Inclusion’ … Seriously?

‘Diversity and Inclusion’ … Seriously? Every self-respecting large organisation these days has somebody with responsibility for “Diversity and Inclusion” or perhaps “Inclusion and Diversity” policy. Their job titles may occasionally even describe them as strategists. It goes without saying that their websites and annual reports will emphasize their efforts in creating a more ‘inclusive’ organisation. Read More

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Yes … You Can … Change Your Organisation Culture!

Yes … You Can … Change Your Organisation Culture! Some management consultants claim that you can’t change an organisation’s culture. This is nonsense. Numerous other management and change consultants claim they can change an organisation’s culture. This too is nonsense. You can change your organisation’s culture … from the inside. Indeed, a leader’s responsibility includes Read More

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Understanding Diversity

Understanding Diversity It’s genuinely refreshing to hear a world leader speaking out positively and constructively on Diversity as Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada did at Davos last week: “Diversity is the engine of invention. It generates creativity that enriches the world.” And perhaps this will help create a drive towards a genuine understanding of Read More

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The Quality of the Dialogue in the Room

The Quality of the Dialogue in the Room I recently had a fascinating conversation with a journalist who works with a Directors institute. She referred to research with Corporate Board Members who, when asked about the differentiators between their successful and unsuccessful Management Teams, invariably referred to Human Behaviour, highlighting the “Quality of the Dialogue Read More

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Tear Up the Boxes

Tear Up the Boxes On 12th November, the day of the terrorist attacks in Lebanon and one day before those in Paris, a conference delegate approached me in confusion following my interactive keynote address entitled “Reframing Intercultural Education”. “You’ve torn up all of my boxes,” she said, referring to my direct challenge to our habit Read More

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Culture is the Soul of the Organisation

Culture is the Soul of the Organisation Culture lies at the core of who the organisation is, determining the life that management, employees, customers, suppliers, and all other stakeholders experience. And this in turn determines how it works and the outcomes (results) that emerge. A healthy organisation needs to nurture its soul: an organisation, like Read More

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Intercultural Glossary

Intercultural Glossary This Intercultural Glossary reflects my beliefs, values and life experience. I am well-aware that some of the definitions here may reflect neither those to be found in standard references nor common usage. This is conscious, as common usage is frequently inaccurate, superficial or even deliberately misleading, in that it may follow a hidden Read More