• Dying to talk – facing death, embracing life

    Dying to talk – facing death, embracing life

    Last week’s community conversation, Dying to talk – facing death, embracing life, went far and wide. What stood out for me was the sacred energy that formed as we connected in our mortal humanness. Death and dying impacts us all and so it connects us all, as humans. Many of the community have experienced loss,…

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  • Busyness is an anti-change agent

    Busyness is an anti-change agent

    Words can’t really express what a profound conversation we had last week in the community conversation about busyness, co-hosted with Rowan Gray. The session was aimed at exploring the connection between busyness, non-busyness and change through an experiment using movement. The nature of experiential and experimental work makes it hard to summarise the session, so I…

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  • Making the invisible visible

    Making the invisible visible

    Making the invisible visible: learning to see and work with human dynamics is at the heart of all work on culture Human system dynamics, the subtle yet potent forces that shape interactions between individuals, remain largely unseen within the fabric of most organisations. These dynamics encompass elements such as trust, power, conflict, and emotions –…

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  • Group Superpowers

    Group Superpowers

    I believe in the power of groups in a world where this belief is not widely held. We live and work in groups, and yet the mindsets and skillsets needed to work with groups intentionally are rare – it is a blend of art and science that only a few weirdos like me invest the…

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  • Community – A Group of People

    Community – A Group of People

    A community is a group of people The word, community seems to be more prevalent today in organisations, workplaces and in society. I see it on the walls of the leisure centre, in communication from my local council, in letters from school. In these settings community refers to people with a common interest, who share the…

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  • Groups – why bother?

    Groups – why bother?

    Why groups are so important In our lives, we are constantly surrounded by groups – from our families to our workplaces. Yet, it’s curious how learning to navigate group dynamics isn’t a core part of mainstream education. Our earliest experiences in groups, often within our families, shape our patterns of interaction. Unless we consciously work…

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  • The Joy and pain of working in groups

    The Joy and pain of working in groups

    As someone who loves groups and community, am lucky enough to have lots of positive experiences of groups but I realise this is not common for everyone. Working in groups can create mixed experiences – from the exhilarating joy of deep connection to the deep discomfort of unresolved conflict. The joy of group working Many…

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  • Post Pandemic reflections on ways of working in organisations

    Post Pandemic reflections on ways of working in organisations

    Introduction In today’s fast changing, interconnected world, effective virtual collaboration is essential for high performing teams in all organisations. The ability to work together seamlessly across distances has become not just advantageous, but essential in navigating the modern world. In this blog I share my reflections on virtual collaboration, integrating my current thinking with insights…

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  • What the world needs from us right now…

    What the world needs from us right now…

    Our premise… The world is experiencing disruption on a global scale through the CV19 pandemic. You might have noticed? Stating the obvious aside, it’s broadly being recognised that this disruption creates the potential for us to rethink how we live, how we work together, how we exist on this planet. We believe that the application…

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  • Vanquishing Meeting Monsters!

    Vanquishing Meeting Monsters!

    This week we came across Pilita Clark’s article in the Financial Times titled ‘Tackling the virus of bad meetings”. We were struck to read something so prominently placed in the National press about the prolific problem of poor meetings and poor meeting behaviours. Instead of just quoting the stats about how much time is wasted…

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