You are the architect of your highest possible future

You are the architect of your highest possible future

My invitation to you is this: Cultivate your unique thought leadership for the world, and codify what makes you 'you' in ways that enable others to also benefit from you being you?

In our increasingly competitive global marketplace individuals and organisations who are able to "... assess, package and share their own best practices, knowledge-sets, case studies and highly skilled and talented leaders to serve as value-added resources to fuel business growth".

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PERMA: A brief Overview

PERMA: A brief Overview

Positive psychology is a recent branch of psychology focused on the development of positive human functioning. The aim of the positive psychology movement is the exploration and scientific understanding of effective interventions to build thriving individuals, families, and communities. Positive psychologists seek to find and nurture genius and talent and to make normal life more fulfilling.

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Pitching for Community Engagement

Pitching for Community Engagement

There is a lot that competes for our attention in life and work. In seems to becoming increasingly difficult to commit to those things we most want to be a part of. In fact, I would go one step further and suggest that it is increasingly difficult to even notice those things that we would like to become a part of because those things we are currently engaged in keep us distracted most of the time.

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The Chaordic Stepping Stones as a Tool for Designing Large-scale Interventions

The Chaordic Stepping Stones as a Tool for Designing Large-scale Interventions

My work of The Holos Group is the development of high performing organisations and leaders who have the courage and conviction to generate game-changing solutions to complex business and social challenges. All of our work is highly collaborative, innovative, adaptive and transformative. Most of it occurs within an organisational context.

Most of my work seeks to capitalise on the novel solutions that arise from emergence contexts. 

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How Can Your Organisation Also be a Community of Practice

How Can Your Organisation Also be a Community of Practice

Last month I was invited by a friend, Peter McDonald, to spend a day with him establishing a new Community of Practice (CofP) focused on Community Development. His organisation is Uniting Communities and it works with some of the more disadvantaged elements of society – youth homelessness, employment, disability services, etc. Uniting Communities is trying to simultaneously deliver essential services into the community and also enable the communities it works with to be stronger, more adaptive, and build resilience

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How do you decide what work you will say ‘yes’ to?

How do you decide what work you will say ‘yes’ to?

I know that this may sound esoteric and somewhat ‘flaky’ to some, but I am learning that to truly release the magic of the moment – and there is magic in every moment – I need remain fully awake to what wants to emerge, rather than having a pre-ordained agenda for what I want to occur.

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A problem with leadership as we know it

A problem with leadership as we know it

Leadership as we current understand it is fundamentally flawed. Why? Because leadership as it is most often demonstrated by people brings with it a mindset of ‘hero’ – a leader is the person out in front creating the new pathway. Leadership as we know it breeds dependence. Leadership as we know it disempowers true leaders.

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