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Moonshots, empathy and stardust

Moonshots, empathy and stardust

That rather beautiful but overused expression ’Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars,’ seems to be a mantra for today.  Some days to read the papers and talk with colleagues it seems the only way is up. It is perhaps dawning that we’re in this for the long haul.  Last night […]

How we treat each other changes everything

How we treat each other changes everything

‘Nothing exposes our true self more than how we treat each other’,  and as a client reinforced this morning, ‘and of course how we treat each other changes everything.’ As with so many things that follow a cycle in life, crises are no different and this crisis has a life cycle of its own with stages to […]

Unprecedented leadership for unprecedented times

Unprecedented leadership for unprecedented times

In a recent leadership programme, an unexpected conversation cropped up about the definition of the yin and yang symbol in light of COVID-19. The complementary (rather than opposing) forces that interact to form a dynamic system in which the whole is greater than the assembled parts. As many of you will be aware, the white […]

Light in the hearts of strangers

Light in the hearts of strangers

I was on a train in the Netherlands last week completely absorbed in reading Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell. I became aware of a voice from a fellow passenger, ‘fascinating but not what it might appear, that book’ said the man, he had dark brown eyes which twinkled with curiosity.  ‘I agree,’ I said, mindful of […]