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Baselines, Deeper Metrics & Useful Comparisons

What does it say? I’m not quite sure but it’s making me think a little deeper. That’s what I think good and useful metrics do. Continue reading

Unintentionally pointless

I’ve been having a bit of a clear out both IRL and even more so on social media… Continue reading

Calling time

The energy we choose to bring makes all the difference. Continue reading

1 in 53,000

People do funny things. Recent experiences have made me ask… What does it take for someone to do something clearly against the wishes of the far greater many? What does it take for someone to do something quite selfish and be appreciated by the far greater many? What does it take for someone to do something … Continue reading

Brilliantly Flawed

Much leadership development work, talk and rhetoric seems to focus on apparent models of excellence. Such “excellence” may be the zeitgeist, cultural expectations, truly evidence based or just philosophically attractive. Even when the focus is on understanding self and impact, there is a tendency to focus on strengths and perhaps mitigate unproductive behaviours. At its best, … Continue reading

Doing the right thing by them

Tony Jackson recently wrote here inviting people to share (blog) about their bravest moments in facilitation and other learning & development (or HR) interventions. It’s an important facet of my work and I want to encourage others to do the right thing. If that means facing into your fear or the perceived fear of others then that will often … Continue reading

Nurtured Development

Yesterday morning, Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour broadcast an interesting piece on the issue of when is it OK to leave your children alone at home. You can hear it here towards the beginning of the broadcast with Sarah Crown (Mumsnet Editor) & John Cameron (Head of Childline from the NSPCC). It’s a topic my wife & I … Continue reading

We are people

We are people, resourceful humans, not “Human Resources”. We were born creative, imaginative and innovative. Be the wise & caring human that you always were. We are the media, not the journalists, not the cyber channels. We are the meaning makers. Be curious. Seek your truths. Change your minds. We are the experts, not the … Continue reading

6 books that have shaped my practice

What is your philosophy and approach to the work that you do? What books have shaped your practice? Good questions to ask I think! Prompted by Jo Stephenson (@JoeyStephO) I’ve spent a few hours rummaging through the bookshelves and thinking carefully about the books that have most influenced my practice, approach and philosophy to the work … Continue reading

We are Explorers, Discoverers and Adventurers

We like to think that we are explorers… discoverers… adventurers. We like to think that we are exploring the unknown. We like to think that what we find is novel. It is and yet often it is not. Our exploration, discovery and adventures are mostly in the realms of what we do not know ourselves. … Continue reading