The latest insights on narrative, storytelling and leadership in higher education.

The power of narrative in higher education

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Case Studies


  • Chapter twenty-four: X-y

    Chapter twenty-four: X-y

    Xerxes is a favourite name from my childhood reading. My imagination was stirred by tales of the ancient world. Perhaps that’s why I quite like Xerox: it reminds me, deep down, of an almost legendary …Read More »
  • Chapter twenty-three: W-x

    Chapter twenty-three: W-x

    ‘What’s in a name?’ goes the familiar quotation from Romeo and Juliet. Obviously quite a lot, as a name is the basis for our identities as individuals, brands or organisations. As Ruth Ozeki put it …Read More »
  • Change is in the air

    Change is in the air

    A braver and bolder look at what we do Under the lens of the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement, we’ve been reflecting more deeply on whether what we’re here to do stands-up to …Read More »
  • Chapter twenty-two: V-w

    Chapter twenty-two: V-w

    We demand individuality and memorability from our quotations.” Very few of you will have failed to notice that I like to use quotations. I like them for their own sake, because someone has said something …Read More »

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Our purpose is to empower people to lead with respect and integrity; to be accountable academic and global citizens. We work in partnership with you to develop courageous interventions, to connect people, ideas, and communities to build a better world. Unlocking the values, stories and humanity that bring people together and enable all to lead to their full potential.