Effortless Beauty

It turns out that what drives us is not that much different from what drives every other organism on the planet – and probably beyond. We crave connection to others – to be part of a group, at the same time as we crave autonomy – the freedom to make our own decisions. Resolving thisContinue reading “Effortless Beauty”

Can’t go round it…….

We are always on the edge of something. There’s the safe edge, and then there’s the scary edge. Like a black hole, threatening to suck us into that which we don’t understand and don’t control. I’ve found that much of the time, I’ve been aware of the difference and can choose whether to go, orContinue reading “Can’t go round it…….”

A Time for Artists

The time was, only a few months ago that the economy was still considered stable enough to pay us in anticipation of us doing the work . An employment contract, a supplier contract, it was all based on our record of delivery. Defined jobs, with clear specifications, in a marketplace that was familiar. Of course,Continue reading “A Time for Artists”

Colleagues and Co-workers

What is the difference between a colleague and a co-worker? The practical difference is maybe that a colleague can’t fire you. In these days of turbulence, authenticity and honesty is prized, even when it hurts. The days ahead will be full of difficult decisions, and we will be swamped by lots of statements along theContinue reading “Colleagues and Co-workers”

Beautiful Conversations

Conversations, at their best are beautiful things. They are a dance of possibility as we pass ideas backwards and forwards, help each other shape them, notice things in the space between ideas and create the start of something. In the search for efficiency however, we appear to have weaponised them. We treat them like processes,Continue reading “Beautiful Conversations”

A Different Sort of Growth?

Forest fires are a necessary natural phenomenon. Whilst they are short term destructive and frightening, they clear the way for new growth. Right now, in the midst of the inferno, we may want to remember that. It has important messages for us if we choose to recognise them. We have not been adapting to whatContinue reading “A Different Sort of Growth?”

Who’s got your rope?

Most of us find ourselves in something of a hole right now. The depth may vary, but whatever that may be, we want to get out. At times like this, we need somebody to throw us a rope, but because there’s a temptation to accept any rope that comes our way, we need to takeContinue reading “Who’s got your rope?”