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;...

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 bo...

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...

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 ...

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 busi...

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 fo...

Heart and Servant Leadership

I have the honour of speaking at the Servant Leadership conference in London next week. For me, Heart in Business and Servant Leadership come from the same source. The Servant Leadership principle is ...