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Tag: Hidden gem

Kindness at work: part one

Kindness is something we all connect with, deeply; it’s in our bones. Yet at work, how do we make room for it when other demands on our time and head-space crowd in? Can we design more kindness into our working lives?…read more

Introduction: The A-Z of writing

Two decades ago I wrote a book called The Invisible Grail. It was about writing better stories in and for organisations, because stories matter, they connect. The title is now adopted by us, a company whose aim is to improve…read more

What leaders say

Lessons on compassion, humility and magpie habits Leadership isn’t easy. It asks us to keep our heads engaged, our minds curious and our hearts open. To quote one leader, “to not only live for yourself but to try and impact…read more

Leading with humanity

We’re all human, but is humanity in leadership a given? Particularly when we’re stretched, recognising and prioritising the things that speak to our humanity - purpose, care and curiosity – can help keep us grounded, keep us going, and keep…read more

Leadership in Culturally Significant Times

When we can no longer lean on predictability and predictive analysis, we need courage to face ambiguity, trust in ourselves and others, boldness in business continuity and - most poignantly - cultural leadership.  A perspective on where we find ourselves…read more

Helena Clayton

Leadership consultant, coach and advocate for leading with love Helena Clayton is no ordinary consultant. As an advocate for love in leadership, her take on professional development is rooted in self-love and how we care for others at work. Originally…read more