Andrew Thornton on ‘Eat the Elephant, one bite at a time…’

As some of you know, we ran our first Human Potential Forum in London last month. We had 20 business leaders drawn from 8 different organisations who feel the call to take a more ‘heartful’ approach to their organisations.  Most were businesses and one was an Arts’ College – this works just as well in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]