“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]