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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Recession investments – training’s the thing

The results of a recent survey published by the UK’s Institute of Directors (IoD) reported that IoD members’ organisations see training as an investment rather than a cost to business. Their commitment to training has held firm during the downturn in the economy with 80% saying their organisations had either maintained (51%) or increased (29%) […]