Weaving business and people together

On gratitude.

May 3rd, 2017

 

In the last few months I’ve been discovering a new depth of gratitude for the good and simple things in life: family and friends, the changing of the seasons, the joys of working, the surprising goodness of the average human being, whatever the global context. In part this re-examination, or even re-discovery, of gratitude is… read more

 

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

 

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

 

Work-life balance: for the over 40s only.

May 14th, 2015

 

I’ve been frustrated for ages by the way the debate on this issue has been framed and constrained by its naming: ‘work-life balance’. There are several assumptions underlying the term that I want to challenge because I think it influences what is possible in the debate. Firstly. That ‘life’ does not happen at ‘work’. That… read more

 


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