Paul Hargreaves on Leadership

This week I thought I would return to a subject I have look at previously: leadership, and, more to the point, good leadership.  In a current very turbulent climate for business, there is a need, more than ever, for good leadership in business and politics.  I wonder how much authentic leadership is out there.  In […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 ‘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 […]

Helena Clayton 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 […]

Eudora Pascall on ‘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 […]

Charlie Efford on The Chain of Conscious Leaders

A Chain of Conscious Leaders Imagine you have spent your whole life living on a mountain in an equatorial jungle. At the base of the mountain, the vegetation is dense, dark and oppressive. The people who live there rarely see the light and have no understanding of space and openness. You live higher up the […]