Leadership in a Time of Crisis

It’s so easy to think of developing Leadership skills when everything is going well. Our lives are made easy when we have motivated people within our teams who want to learn, use their initiative, are motivated and caring of others. What do we do as Leaders when that is not the case? When the Leaders…

Presence and Leadership

When we look at Leadership challenges quite often we are confronted with the challenge of “time” – not having enough time to do what needs to be done – not having time to delegate, to coach, to be with the team. We can also struggle with how best to spend the time we have in…

Harmony in Leadership

When we listen to a choir singing in harmony it typically creates in us a sense of wonder, of peace and of joy. If we join in and sing, we have to listen carefully to everyone else and to ensure that our voice does not dominate, nor does it bring discord. There is an appreciation that…

Inspirational Leadership

The root of the word “inspire” means to breathe spirit into. What has “Spirit” to do with leadership? Everything. Spirit is about movement, about change, about transformation. That is what Leadership is about. Plato believed that there needed to be a yearning in the student’s heart for truth. It was a fire and the student…

The Art of Storytelling

At the Mindfulness at work Conference in Cranfield University in September, Alexander Mackenzie facilitated an interesting workshop on the power of storytelling and its links with Mindfulness and Presence. Leaders can build skills in storytelling to inform, engage and inspire others. The power of the story is much deeper than rational facts and figures. We…

Neuroscience and the Brain

In Dr Shanida Nataraja’s book “The Blissful Brain” there is interesting research into how meditation takes one to deep states of relaxation. These states with continued concentration decrease activity in the parietal cortex and allow the sense of time, space and self to be dissolved. We are therefore capable of transcending the sense of “ego”…

Welcome to our Blog.

Here we will share with you what we have been doing. I have attended a Wisdom  Conference Hosted by Google in Dublin which had some wonderful speakers explaining the advances of Mindfulness in the Workplace. This was followed by me attending the Mindfulness at Work Conference at Cranfield University. It was wonderful to get the up to…