Category Archives: Perspective

Organisational Development and Competencies: the long and the short term view

Yesterday i met near London with one of my learning communities, one with a focus on organisational development and competencies. It was a rare chance to come together with a dozen great people to share ideas, experience and stories. The … Continue reading

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Inequality: can we afford to leave anyone behind?

The thing about travelling is that it broadens your perspective, it gives you views you never had when you stood still. Whilst travelling by train through Europe at the weekend, a friend commented that she’d never realised how restrictive her … Continue reading

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The rebirth of knowledge: part 2 – foundations

This week i’m away from work, skiing in Finland, so instead of the usual fare, i present a five part series on ‘the rebirth of knowledge’. It’s a light hearted look at how our relationship with knowledge is changing: from … Continue reading

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Closing chapters: Singapore Diary day 5 (Learning, knowledge and meaning)

This week, i’m in Singapore and have taken the opportunity to explore learning, knowledge and meaning from a variety of angles. Yesterday was all about feedback and reflection: today, i want to close the chapter and think about narrating my … Continue reading

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The good, the bad and the ugly. What do we learn from feedback?

I’ve been reading the first couple of reviews of my book. It’s an enlightening, worrying and somewhat challenging experience. Writing is very personal, something that you own yourself, something that is given permanence in print or on screen and something … Continue reading

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Heading North: The end of the Journey.

All things come to pass. All journeys have a start and and end, and my journey ends tomorrow. Or at least, the physical act of travelling ends tomorrow. Maybe there is more to exploring and travelling than simply getting from … Continue reading

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Heading North: Painting in perspective

I realise that i’m grumpy when i paint. It’s not that i’m in a bad mood, it’s just that i’m very focused. The thing about watercolours is that they’re alive, or rather, they are until they dry, so you’re on … Continue reading

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