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 […]

Andrew Thornton on SPARKing a change     

I am delighted that my colleague Eudora and I are running a workshop at the SPARK the Change conference in London in July. I feel we are living in a very exciting time as organisations start to get that the old way of doing business just isn’t working any more. A small yet significant number […]

Retreat for the Heart – Marc Thornton

Retreat for the Heart Last weekend I attended a retreat on the Isle of Wight for three and a half days. I didn’t know what to expect, in fact I didn’t even know the agenda or programme so it was a big step into the unknown. As it turned out it was an amazing experience […]

Introducing … Lloyd Miller

Who is Lloyd Miller? Lloyd is a mentor and coach, working mostly with senior executives who wish to explore work related issues, both personal and organisational. He is a qualified humanistic psychologist and he draws on 25 years experience in broadcast and corporate media production, as a company director, and as Chairman of the UK […]

Let there be space in our togetherness…

On Marriage You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore. You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days. Ay, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God. But let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. […]

Lessons from Volkwagen

    There is a view shared by many business leaders and commentators that the way we are working in organisations today isn’t working. I believe the reason for this is that, in their endless pursuit of ever-higher levels of short-term profit, many business leaders have become disconnected from what is important to them, their personal […]

Andrew Isaac Thornton on ‘Ikigai’.

Ikigai – an inspiration from Japan:  I believe that one of the reasons that the business world is in turmoil and people are saying “the way we are working isn’t working anymore”, is that business leaders are disconnected from their values and their passions, in their ever more desperate scramble for short-term profits. The more […]

Practising Conscious Leadership – Charlie Efford

You have looked at the way your organisation operates and bumped up daily against the politics and games that people play. You have noticed the mixed levels of engagement and, maybe wondered what it would be like if more people enjoyed their work. You have also probably done some personal development work and are keen […]

Thinking the unthinkable

Journalists and business outsiders Nik Gowing and Chris Langdon have started a crucial debate on the future of business through their excellent report, “Thinking the unthinkable, a New Imperative for the Digital Age”. The aim of the report is to highlight the current ‘broken’ approach of businesses and to challenge businesses to view life differently. […]

A day trip to the seaside…

The week before last, we decided to hold our regular team meeting at the seaside. The initial reason behind the trip was to meet our social media team member, Malissa. She lives several hours away and we had only ever met her through Skype or webinar. We decided we would all travel down together by train […]