Why it works to be positive

It’s raining. You are stressed, feeling low. Your boss comes by, This work is brilliant! You saved the day. The sun comes out. You smile. The next task goes like clockwork. Being positive works. Playing to people’s strengths works. Recent writings against this, don’t...

Co-creating in loops

I love co-creating and when it works well, good ideas appear, grow and blossom. They go in loops back to the main thread, and each loop helps to shape the whole thing. Like drawing a Christmas tree from the bottom up. Then we can add decorations: the threads of lights...

Coaching: how to explain how I do it

‘I work with an individual manager to look at how they can do their job better,’  I found myself saying at a recent networking event about Marketing. Somehow it didn’t sound interesting enough to explain the fascinating coaching sessions we have....

Fanschen

Fanshen, the play by David Hare he wrote about in the Saturday’s Guardian Review a couple of weeks ago, spoke directly to my experience when I went to see it at the Arts Centre in York in the mid 1970s. I was living in a political commune with other students and...

A Sense of Community

A primary school is such a fantastic part of the community. As I dropped my granddaughter off today, I watched the different people bringing their precious children to the same playground, heading for the same place, with the same issues on their mind. We were all...