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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Andrew Thornton on the purpose of a Higher Purpose

“The way we are working in organisations isn’t working” Discuss! Let’s look at two key facts.  First, according to Gallup, 87% of people who work in organisations globally are emotionally disconnected from their work.  Given the percentage of the world’s population that work in organisations and how much time we spend working, this is a […]

Store managers can teach us about leadership

Written by Steve Dodd This week we have a blog by Steve Dodd. In some circles retailing is regarded as a second rate career.  Poor academic results?  No ambition?  Didn’t try hard at school?  Well, you could always work in a shop! It’s true, many retail leaders did not start out with great academic credentials […]

Time to breath

As you read this do you feel rushed, your mind wondering if you have time to read anymore – meetings to go to, stacks of e-mails to respond to, links to read, texts to answer? Is this how it is for you most days, evenings and even some weekends? Well, you are not alone – […]