Celebrating Heart in Business Limited becoming a B-Corp

I came across the idea of a B-Corp early on in my exploration of what it would be like to run a business heartfully. For those aren’t familiar with this concept, B-Corps were created in the US as an antidote to the profit rules motive. By US law, companies are required to maximise shareholder value. […]

“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. […]

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 […]

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 […]