“Growing people, Growing business to full potential for a better society”

“Growing people, Growing business to full potential for a better society” When I founded Heart in Business Limited, the vision was “Putting people and our planet first, trusting profit will follow”.  For me that created the sense that there was a better way than the short-term profit focus that seems to dominate current business thinking. […]

Andrew Isaac Thornton on Turning Human Potential Insight into Action

For those of you who are regular readers of my blog, you’ll know that we have connected the Human Potential coaching work we have done at my supermarket, Thornton’s Budgens, to our results. Through the on-line survey we completed, we know we are using 8% more of our Human Potential than a ‘control’ (similar and […]

Tapping into your Human Potential

  I write this at 35,000ft on the way back from India after an extraordinary week exploring what it means to access our full potential. What we were doing together was exploring a simple concept; we as humans are born with a huge potential to do amazing things and a bit like with most of our […]

Are you optimising your Human Potential?

First off, happy New Year – may 2017 be fun and fulfilling for you! For years, I have been convinced that if you could measure the ‘collective’ heartbeat of a company, you could predict its long-term performance in a far more reliable way than by looking at quarterly accounts. In the same way that medics […]

Brexit, Trump and Heartful business

I will start by owning my political position – if a label helps, I am a ‘liberal social democrat”. So despite the imperfections of the EU and of Hilary Clinton, I supported the losing side in both cases. And while I feel mystified (and at the same time understand) how Trump got elected and only […]

Empowerment is infectious

Last month I shared the outcome of our Empowerment work at Thornton’s Budgens; and I shared the results in terms of sales (where we are up and when all our non-discounter competitors are down), the average length of service and the very positive results of our team survey. This week I’d like to share how infectious […]

It’s all about Empowerment

I attended a fascinating workshop last week for founders of companies. One of the key things Tom Nixon (the facilitator) shared was that people who found companies usually have an ‘itch’ – something that really bugs them. For James Dyson, the motivation to create the Airblade hand dryer was how rubbish most toilet hand dryers […]

Introducing Helena Clayton and her take on Putting Heart into Business

  Putting heart into business Many organisations are places where the self isn’t welcomed. Where our humanity isn’t given much space to breathe and where we feel we shouldn’t let some parts of us be seen. We become smaller people there. That can’t be right. Not for our individual sense of wellbeing and not for […]