Jean-Claude Pierre on Heart in Business

One day, a Chinese sage was having a conversation with a king known for his barbarian behaviours. This king justified his behaviour saying that it was the way he was and it was actually why he was the king, someone who needs to show his authority by being tough. Then the sage asked him: if […]

Andrew Thornton on ‘Armed Robbery and Heart!’

As regular readers here will know, I own a supermarket in North London, Thornton’s Budgens, which we use as our laboratory for our Heart in Business work. Last Thursday, we had an attempted armed robbery. I was on the shop floor, opposite our Post Office on the phone when I hear screams and saw a […]

Marc Thornton on Putting your Heart into it this year…

Every year we seem to start off in the same vein;  “I am going to improve myself.”, “Increase my earnings.”, “Be fitter.”, “Spend more time with loved ones.”.  Does that sound familiar? And often by the end of January, we’ve forgotten what we even promised ourselves! A wise person once said, “Doing the same things […]

Andrew Thornton on Returning to Playground Human Potential

Happy New Year to you all. I hope that 2018 brings you all that you wish for. You may be wondering what playgrounds have to do with Human Potential – have I lost it? Or maybe Thornton’s Budgens has opened a playground in the store??? To find out, I’d love if you could take 3 […]

Andrew Thornton on saying goodbye to 2017

It’s been quite a year that we are saying goodbye to. What with Trump and his tweets, and from where I sit in London, watching the shambles of Brexit unfold. I was amused by the view of Deutschlandfunk commentator Peter Kapern, who described Brexit as, “the biggest political nonsense since the Roman emperor Caligula made […]

Mark Vandeneijnde on the assessment of HUMAN POTENTIAL

The HUMAN POTENTIAL Assessment is a powerful tool to measure and unlock how much of our potential is being expressed and how we can develop ourselves to realize more of it. It can be deployed at an organizational, team and individual level. Earlier this year we ran an ORGANIZATIONAL project with Thornton’s Budgens and generated […]

Andrew Thornton on Driving Business from the Heart

Soon after I set out on my “Heart in Business” journey, I realised that if I was going to make any progress in our numbers driven business culture, I would have to link what I was doing to hard business numbers. Pretty much every business I know measures itself on some set of financial numbers, […]