Of journeys, destinations and serendipity

  “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.” So wrote Lewis Carroll in Alice in Wonderland, showing his great ability to express profound truths with a few well-chosen words. On any journey, if you just drive any road you come across, you’ll get somewhere – but will you know […]

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Shooting Stars – Aligning Your Organisational Universe

This week, weather permitting, over a few nights you will be able to get the best view possible of the Perseid meteor shower, one of natures most spectacular shows in the night sky. Hundreds of meteors should be visible flashing across the night sky with their bright tails following behind. Of course, we all know they […]

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Finding the way through complexity and ambiguity

Recently I was working with a leader who was doing his best in challenging circumstances, but feeling under pressure because of lack of clarity as to what was really expected of him. He knew the big picture, but in the detail things were unclear, making it difficult for him to pick his way through the […]

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Is this the most powerful phrase you’ll use today…?

Imagine the scene. You’re in a meeting that was called to discuss a major challenge your team or organisation is facing. All the ‘right’ people are present, and there’s no doubting their collective commitment, motivation and desire to resolve the problem. And yet, as the meeting progresses, patience wears thin, voices are raised, almost every […]

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Imagine what would happen if…

It’s two days until Christmas as I write this. I hope that you and those close to you will all enjoy the wonder of the festive season, and that all your plans for the festivities turn out exactly as you’d like. For a bit of Christmas fun, imagine what would happen if… You only bought presents […]

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