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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 […]

Walking the talk: IPNLF’s values influence culture & performance

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Have you ever experienced the default culture of an organisation? This is an operating environment that evolves from “the way we do things around here”: how people talk to one another; which actions and outcomes are recognised and rewarded; whether enacted policies and structures limit or enable people to unleash their potential at work; and […]

Where the wild things are

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I spent time over the last couple of years travelling to Portland, Oregon to help a passionate and courageous group of people strategise about how they were going to bring their new organisation into being. The result is Ocean Outcomes: an organisation dedicated to helping communities and the seafood industry improve the sustainability of wild fisheries. Not […]

Helping women make shift happen in the global south

I am pleased as punch to have been elected to the Board of Directors for WOCAN. Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN) is a global non-profit organisation working out of Bangkok, Thailand to make demonstrable, measurable change in women’s lives. It is a vast networked organisation that focuses on women’s […]

Initiatives to close the corporate gender gap gaining attention and momentum

EDGE Certified Foundation made the news in September 2014 as the first US-based Fortune 500 company, L’Oréal USA, achieved certification to the EDGE standard. The standard measures a company’s commitment to and progress on closing the gender gap in the workplace. Based on the idea that “what gets measured, gets done”, the EDGE standard focuses on […]

Banish the beige

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I wrote this in January, 2013.  The journey to make shift happen at Meridian Prime really took off after this! It’s been a reflective start to 2013. For some months I’ve been playing around with ideas to rebrand and relaunch my work and my company. By the end of the year I had come up […]

Shift: one step at a time

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Making shift happen is a process that results in changes you want to see for yourself, your team or your organisation. The steps are simple: 1. Create a vision of the results you want to realise or the direction you want to head in (your desired outcome). 2. Devise the strategies you believe will get […]

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 […]