Tag Archives: Learning

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 […]

Strategy – what are you talking about?

I’ve been writing a paper about strategy and strategic intelligence. When talking about it to people I have found it fascinating the assumptions they make about the word strategy. I have had some amusing and bemusing conversations which might have been less frustrating had we established from the outset that we were talking about the […]

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%) […]

If you want me to change the world, get me a coach!

I’ve worked in or around the non-government and voluntary sectors for over a decade. I’ve noticed that most people who work in these sectors do so with great passion and commitment. I’ve also heard people get called “self-sacrificing” because they work long hours and often get paid lower salaries than if they were doing a similar job or […]