Weaving business and people together

Cisterns, systems and symbolic gestures.

April 3rd, 2017

 

I’ve just spent a delightful 3 days working with a group of Nordic people, just outside lovely Copenhagen. I’ve always found it very easy to work with Scandinavians, not least because of their ability to speak English so brilliantly, so that even in the more challenging territory of emotions they can express what they need… read more

 

Bias, partnership and blue patent brogues.

November 3rd, 2015

 

Why it can be hard for women to get on in professional services firms. I’ve been doing some really interesting projects recently with professional service companies, developing women leaders. I’ve really loved the work and it has led me to delve into the subject of unconscious bias. What particularly interests me is the intersection between… read more

 

Martinis, the doorman and me.

September 14th, 2015

 

It’s a hot, late afternoon in Covent Garden, London, and I am trying to find the Martini Bar, it’s a small birthday gathering for a friend. I’m late, lost and therefore rattled. Google maps isn’t doing its job, the Martini bar just isn’t where it should be, and I’m supposed to be there to greet… read more

 

Is this your wheelbarrow Rene?

August 4th, 2015

 

Imagine going to the zoo and seeing lions forced to sit in the same confined, indoor space for hours, staring at small screens, breaking only to join other lions in crowded small rooms to stare at numbers and account for their behaviour. We’d be utterly outraged. However, I have a very vivid memory of visiting… read more

 

Welsh cakes, Oxytocin and Conference Calls.

March 17th, 2015

 

My team plumber blog led to a couple of requests for blogs on specific themes, one of which was some thoughts on the management and leadership of virtual teams. Many of us are now part of global, dispersed teams. Much has been written about why the world needs dispersed teams; and how to make them… read more

 

Call the Plumber! My team’s leaking!

February 3rd, 2015

 

  When I started my own business, it was 2012, the summer of the London Olympics. I dreamed of spending more time coaching leadership teams. You couldn’t escape, then, from all the talk about teamwork and coaching, and like many I was inspired by the minute attention to incremental improvement evidenced by the British cycling… read more

 


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