Welcome. The following
'stand alone' courses have all been developed through my
leadership and organisation
development or workplace chaplaincy activities. They have different
formats for different audiences, and are offered in-house and as public
courses. They also work well as modules of other programmes, such as in-company leadership
training, and formal MBA courses. Click on the name to learn more
about the course.
If one of them might be
suitable for a group within your organisation, give me a call or send an
email - I can probably help you to find a simple way of achieving this.
If you are interested in
matters of leadership, management, work, emotional intelligence, and
(awful phrase but...) spiritual intelligence, do check out my blog (minorquestionsoflife.blogspot.com).
Here are the latest headlines (click the title to see the full article):
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Papal visit outrage - it ain't what you do, it's the
way people react to it
With apologies to
Sy Oliver, Fun Boy Three and Bananarama, this morning's shock news is that
Foreign Office staff, keen to make the Pope's visit to the UK a success
brainstormed such ideas as...
# Launch a "Benedict" brand of condoms
# Perform a duet with the Queen [ie the Head of the Anglican Communion]
# Apologise for the Spanish Armada
# Open an abortion clinic, and
# Bless a gay marriage.
The context was clear, the staff had been called together for some 'blue
sky' thinking about how to turn, what could become a stale,
politically-laden, event into something positive, vibrant, and more in
tune with the 21st Century.
Is this social media thing
just a psychological defence mechanism?
If you don't read Seth Godin's blog, then I really recommend that you do.
Today's soundbite raises a question about the daily flow into our Inbox's
of email, spam, newsletters and so on - almost all of it low importance
and low urgency.
People complain, understandably about spam, but what about all the other
stuff? Why is it that many people keep checking if there's fewer messages
than they'd hoped for? Does this 'white noise' of generally irrelevant
material actually serve a purpose?
Tuesday, April 13,
Corporate Alumni Networks - savvy employers nurture
As some of you may know, for the last three or four years, I have been
managing the networks of former employees for a couple of large
organisations. A corporate alumni network, provides the means for people
who used to work together to keep in touch. Some do so purely for social
reasons, others do so for commercial ones, and many do so because they
know that most new jobs are found through our personal network.