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Developing Trust

Developing Trust What is this ‘thing’ we refer to as trust? Why is it so important to us? How can we ‘build’ trust? If you are reading this hoping to find the answers to these challenging Questions, it may be time for you to move on, because I cannot offer you THE answers … and Read More

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Change: Elegantly Simple vs. Naively Simplistic

Change: Elegantly Simple vs. Naively Simplistic Life is complex, highly complex. We live in an interconnected interdependent interrelated world. Indeed, life is so complex that we will probably never completely understand it … whatever “understand” may mean here. It is also dynamic, therefore unpredictable. From the continuously expanding field of work on complex systems, we Read More

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Enabling Organisation Behaviour Change

Enabling Organisation Behaviour Change It seems as though I’ve been forever hearing organisations, leaders, HR managers and consultants who don’t understand, talking about behaviour that’s … desirable, appropriate, considerate, anti-social, engaged, inappropriate … how to communicate, how to dress, how to sit, how to stand, how to behave in meetings, what to say on the Read More

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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