Dealing with Derailers

There are many things that can derail each of us.  Internal and external factors seek to knock us off course.  This will not be news to you.  Derailers need to be dealt with—they deplete us and exhaust resources. In working with leaders, we see the difference intentional, visionary and disciplined leadership makes in confronting derailers…. Read more

What’s the Story?

We believe in the power of stories to cascade vision and embed aspired culture across large organisations. In our experience in global companies, storytelling is an essential tool for senior leaders to share values and purpose and to replace negative and unhelpful narratives with stories inspiring a positive vision that drives change and builds the… Read more

Beyond Binary Thinking

In 1941 the world’s most famous cat and mouse first appeared in a cartoon under the names ‘Tom and Jerry’. This year they are 78 years old. Generations of children have watched Tom’s numerous attempts to capture Jerry and all the mayhem that follows. There’s something iconic about the conflict between the bad cat and… Read more

Useful to Know

There are lots of things that are useful to know. It’s useful to know that the traffic backs up at a particular spot at a particular time, every day. If you leave 15 minutes earlier or later, you can save yourself a bit of daily frustration. It’s useful to know that infants learn to socialise… Read more

Between Gratitude and Assertion

We should all be grateful. Grateful for our jobs and options and networks and technologies. Grateful for the good stuff we have going on in our lives. Practicing the attitude of gratitude is healthy and is to be encouraged. It leads to greater feelings of happiness, optimism and self-worth. Gratitude has a dark side, however…. Read more

Flourish

One of the most beautiful sights in the world, at this time of the year, is the flowering cherry tree. Visit Japan in springtime and you will never forget the image of seas of cherry trees flourishing with perfect pink blooms. The delicate pink petals only flourish for a few weeks at the beginning of… Read more