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Listening: an underrated leadership competency

Listening: an underrated leadership competency

Leaders are usually good at talking – we see them setting a strong direction, holding inaugural speeches, launching new markets and products, speaking at conferences. However, according to research by management consultant Zenger Folkman, employees rate leaders who...
What if?

What if?

Imagine yourself on a glowing, sunny day. The sun, shining like a golden ray beaming from the sky. The birds chirping away, happily. The ground, dressed in a light green dress. The air is scented as if someone has sprayed perfume everywhere. The sky, as blue as a...
Too much to do….what can you let go of?

Too much to do….what can you let go of?

The run up to the festive period is an interesting one – on the one hand we are finishing up last minute tasks or projects, attending social gatherings, or planning family activities and on the other hand we are reviewing, reflecting and thinking about the start...
Making collaboration more effective and joyful through sociocracy.

Making collaboration more effective and joyful through sociocracy.

This year, we celebrated our second sociocracy workshop delivered to purpose-driven organizations in Chile. From our own experience, we know how joyous collaboration can be, when we use the appropriate tools and processes (and when we cultivate our inner peace). We...
A look back at Constellations

A look back at Constellations

Leadership: Using Family and Organisational constellations to explore leadership challenges (and wider) within ourselves and our organisations.  An experiential ‘Silent’ Family and Organisations Workshop was organised in London September, 2018. It was facilitated by...
VUCA and Leadership

VUCA and Leadership

Have you heard of VUCA? – this is an acronym used by the US Army War College to describe an environment as Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous. This is how leaders we work with have been describing the current challenges they are facing. We have found...
Reinventing Organisations Workshop – London 2018

Reinventing Organisations Workshop – London 2018

On Friday 6th October, we ran a workshop than was unlike many other workshops. The idea was to take people on a journey that would have them experience 10,000 years of human consciousness. The framework was loosely based on the principles outlined in Frederick...
TOXIC BEHAVIOUR in TEAMS & their ANTIDOTES

TOXIC BEHAVIOUR in TEAMS & their ANTIDOTES

Empirical research shows that psychological security is crucial for team alignment and integration, as shown, for example in a study conducted by Google[1], which analysed more than 180 teams.   High levels of positivity and low levels of toxicity create teams...

Regenerative Listening

Four different levels of listening are identified by Otto Scharmer in Theory U. When I first saw them I was very much into the whole thing. I had participated in a 9-day intensive training in Non Violent Communication and was delighting in many conversations enacting...