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

The time to act is now

Embracing the leader within

What should we expect in the new academic year?

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We’re proud to partner with the Refugee Support Network, a charity which supports refugee and asylum-seeking children and young people to build more hopeful futures through education. When you work with us, you’ll be supporting the RSN too. Through our partnership, we donate 10% of our profits, share the charity’s mission, contribute our expertise wherever we can help, and open connections to our networks.

Our partnership is founded on our shared belief that education has the potential to change lives and the world around us for good, and that every person deserves the same, equal, opportunities to access it.

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Case Studies


  • What should we expect in the new academic year?

    What should we expect in the new academic year?

    What values will we choose to shape 2020-21? Tweeting with staff developers and coaches, we lift the lid on what leadership, stories and purpose are being called for in the new academic year. As we …Read More »
  • The time to act is now: Embracing the leader within

    The time to act is now: Embracing the leader within

    In the frame of Black Lives Matter, is it time to find more fundamental ways to open our hearts and minds to greater humility, humanity and bravery in building our cultures at work? Undoubtedly, yes. …Read More »
  • Chapter seventeen: Q-r

    Chapter seventeen: Q-r

    Questions can be very useful in helping you get started on a piece of writing. Why should this be so? Aren’t questions inevitably a sign of some uncertainty? What if we want to give the …Read More »
  • Chapter sixteen: P-q

    Chapter sixteen: P-q

    Punctuation is the cause of many problems. Some people get irritated by it because they see it as pedantry. Do they they do. It’s not pedantry – it’s fundamental to meaning. I liked the novelist …Read More »

Our purpose

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.