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 […]

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 […]

Mark Vandeneijnde on ‘Bringing the heart back into business’

In 2010, after a 10-year career in a large multinational, I set off on my own. Something was tugging at my heart. Deep down I knew that I had a role to play to help organizations transition from the current paradigm where competition, productivity, control and bottom line are the main drivers, to a more […]

Andrew Thornton on Turning Human Potential Insight into Action

For those of you who are regular readers of my blog, you’ll know that we have connected the Human Potential coaching work we have done at my supermarket, Thornton’s Budgens, to our results. Through the on-line survey we completed, we know we are using 8% more of our Human Potential than a ‘control’ (similar and […]

Andrew Thornton on 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 phones, […]

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 […]

Mark Thornton on ‘A retreat for the heart’

Retreat for the Heart Last weekend I attended a retreat on the Isle of Wight for three and a half days. I didn’t know what to expect, in fact I didn’t even know the agenda or programme so it was a big step into the unknown. As it turned out it was an amazing experience […]

Lloyd Miller on ‘heart in business’

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 […]