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What does it take to be happy at work?

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Insights and lessons learned from Corporate Rebels Pim and Joost at my alma mater Roffey Park Institute – in my Guest Blog spot I pop the pin of my own assumptions and ask my inner nitwit to stop sharing in the echo chamber of my own mind. If you care to read about these insights, click here and […]

Want to change? Be more you.

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This post is inspired by the launch of our associate Edward Kellow’s new website “Kellow Learning“.   “…change occurs when one becomes what he is, not when he tries to become what he is not.” Arnold Beisser, The Paradoxical Theory of Change, 1970 In a classic and often quoted work about Gestalt therapy, Beisser sets […]

Coaching as organisational development

Can coaching be considered organisational development? I have just served as a guest editor on a special edition of the electronic journal e-Organisations & People published by the Association for Management Education and Development, or AMED. The Winter Edition, out now, explores a great range of topics related to coaching as organisational development. It contains […]

A powerful injection of passion and enthusiasm to change the world

This last weekend I was privileged enough to be allowed to volunteer as a coach / tutor, observer and photographer at The Young Foundation’s UpRising Leadership Programme UpRiser Retreat delivered by folk of the Roffey Park Institute. For two days I was surrounded by 50+ 19-25 year olds from three London east end boroughs. It […]

Less is more…

Last week I attended a five-day course at the Roffey Park Institute entitled the Art of Facilitation. On some level I thought I had signed up to learn more skills and techniques, particularly in how to facilitate conversations about the shadow or covert processes that play out in groups. I quickly realised I had other […]

Leaders: heroes or social architects?

Just been reading about Warren Bennis, the US industrial psychologist and former presidential adviser.  He is the man who coined the phrase: “Managers do things right. Leaders do the right things.”  I like that Bennis’s work  and research with major corporations and universities over the last 40 years has enabled his thinking to evolve.  In the mid-1980s he had a […]

“Thrival” versus survival

My partner was on a commuter train into central London the other week sitting opposite two business men discussing the UK economy and how they’d responded to downturns in their business. The first, sighing heavily with his head in his hands, related that he reluctantly just laid off a third of his workforce. The second calmly […]

Welcome to the View From Zero Degrees

Welcome to the View From Zero Degrees, the blog from Chris at Meridian Prime.  I want to use this space to share ideas about our growth and development as leaders, how we engage with the people who are affected by or have an influence upon decisions and making a positive difference to the way we use the earth’s […]