Top

Category: Employee Engagement

March 14 2016

Approaching leadership with a power-with rather than a power-over mind-set can result in a profound transformation of organisational culture. It moves group dynamics away from fear, blame, silos, frustration and disengagement towards ownership, cooperation, creativity and meaning. This kind of[…]

November 23 2015

For an old misanthrope such as yours truly, books on positive psychology are equally a challenge and a good idea. With “The Happiness Advantage“ Harvard graduate and fellow consultant Shawn Acor did a wonderful job of making an elegant, simple, extensive[…]

October 27 2015

What a fantastic ride into the dark corners of the mind it was. Subtle, touching, hilarious, enlightening – I was deeply impressed by the nine-day SAT retreat that I recently attended together with 41 others at the ZIST institute. The SAT (Seekers[…]

October 6 2015

I started to meditate by coincidence. As part of my Karate training, we’d sit in contemplation for a few minutes before and after each training session. Even though I was only ten years old the calming, clarifying and refreshing effect[…]

December 9 2014

Unwillingly, in recent years, numerous organisations have fallen victim to a self-inflicted form of totalitarianism – restructuring. In a fervent battle for survival, they launch batteries of restructuring initiatives, plunging themselves into a chronic state of flux, and leaving their[…]

April 15 2010

Recently, I was struck by a flash of insight when listening to Bill Moyers interview with the great mythologist Joseph Campebell. Campbell has been a source of inspiration for me since I had to struggle through his somewhat complex book[…]