‘Passion is the Number 1 Business Development Tool’, says my friend Jesper Lowgren, author of On Purpose – the path to extraordinary business transformation. Passion is what drives engagement (both internally and externally) and leads to simplification through asking the
This is the ninth in a series of Ten Keys to High Performing Teams. This article looks at the role the physical environment plays in workplace performance. The article is a guest post by workplace design consultant Anetta Pizag, founder of Pizag.
This is the seventh in a series on 10 keys to High Performing Teams. You can see the original post here. This one looks at the importance of valuing and recognising people’s diverse, individual gifts and strengths. We are each
This is the first of a series of ten blog posts where I will expand on each of the ten keys to high performing teams that I have identified. Watch out for future posts over the coming weeks. But first
Back in February I travelled to India to participate in an international conference, Dialogue on Democracy, in Panchgani, Maharashtra. I was last there 27 years ago so it was interesting to reconnect with familiar places and faces and also to
One of the problems with the Western education system, which spills into many other areas of life, is the excessive compartmentalisation of knowledge into narrow specialisations. Yet the most creative breakthroughs often come from cross-fertilisation of ideas from other disciplines.
Discovering the Other goes hand in hand with Discovering Yourself. You cannot have one without the other. On the one hand, you cannot discover your own identity except, as J Krishnamurti puts it, ‘through the mirror of relationships’. All of
In times of rapid change, or when the climate becomes harsher, species have to work hard to survive. Many don’t. We are currently experiencing the highest levels of species loss since the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.
Diversity is one of those topics which is just ripe for a paradigm shift. Here’s why: 1. The current paradigm of diversity (in the Western world at least) is the result of the wars of religion in Europe which saw
This is the seventh, and last (for now) in a series of articles on frameworks for understanding and managing diversity. Part 1 looked at different developmental stages. Part 2 looked at the huge issue of cultural diversity. Part 3 looked at the sensitive question of religious