Making sense of stay-at-home men

The man is programmed to tackle jobs, override obstacles, attack problems, overcome difficulties, and always seize the offensive. He will take on any task that can be presented to him in a competitive framework. – The Globe and Mail Sound familiar? During the past few decades, the conversation has focused on parenthood, allowing us toRead entire article


Vulnerability: The most underrated characteristic of a great leader

Being a leader means choosing to take on a high degree of responsibility. This responsibility is the mentality that says, “I am the person who must make this happen.” The first step as a responsible leader is to recognise that you are no longer primarily responsible for your own outcomes, but for those of yourRead entire article


What is power, and how is it used in your workplace?

Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility. Peter Drucker A recent survey by Glassdoor reveals that American companies spend as much as $360 billion on healthcare as a result of bad bosses. Company culture is the shadow of its leaders – good or bad. In other words, the nature of one’sRead entire article


Why re-imagining your organisation’s culture requires conscious power

One of the widest and most harmful gaps in an organisation exists between leadership and their teams. We’ve heard more than enough stories about entry-level employees feeling disconnected from the C-suite, especially in larger organisations. Closing this “gap” is an important step for conscious leadership – but it’s not an easy one. Now, more andRead entire article


Why Conscious Power is the future of leadership success

As a change consultancy, we believe that the most successful organisations are driven by conscious power – a deep and fully-embodied understanding of the self that drives decisions in organisations. When leadership taps into this responsibility with greater clarity, it helps shape a more balanced future. Purposeful exploration In 2016, Project Aristotle, a research projectRead entire article


To be professionally correct is to act with purpose

  “Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.” This is Patagonia’s mission statement. It is also one of the key reasons for the success behind the multibillion-dollar company. Rather than focusing on how to turn a profit, Patagonia recognises that their bottom lineRead entire article


How generational culture is changing the way we view our relationships and workplaces

Times certainly are changing. From the uprising of women and men in support of the #MeToo movement to the outcry of students on a mission to end gun violence, it’s safe to say there is a generational shift happening and it’s causing the equality pendulum to swing.  Twenty-odd years ago, not many would dream ofRead entire article


Why the confusion about gender roles is a necessary step

D.H. Lawrence once remarked that, “The future of humanity will be decided not by relations between nations, but by relations between women and men.” Men and women are physiologically different, however we both share a common purpose and are spiritually identical. Our inherent humanity urges us to develop our identities, to succeed where we are able andRead entire article


There is Safety in Serenity

We recently read an article in The New York Times about the term “ Psychological safety” and the role of safe environments in unlocking greatness in us. From increased communication amongst team members to greater encouragement toward sharing of experiences – it all starts with leadership and their ability to develop and encourage empathy andRead entire article


Making friends with the dark

In the universe as we know it, darkness is the default and light intervenes. For most of us, we think of the darkness as a fearful place, where the unknown resides and our greatest demons are repressed. We go to great lengths to avoid facing it, dealing with it by filling our world with light,Read entire article


Finding our humanness in a digital storm 

Advancements in technology have both improved and disrupted our lives. They have motivated how we connect with one another (Whatsapp), how we run our daily affairs (skype) and the way in which we do business (email). For decades, businesses have used technology to make better products and reduce business costs. Now, AI systems are beingRead entire article


Leadership: What you put in is what you get out

Leadership is less about the position you hold than the influence you have. It’s about doing world-class work, playing at your peak, and leaving people better than you found them. It’s about Leading Without a Title. – Robin Sharma Robin Sharma draws a meaningful picture of the type of leadership the future desperately requires. AsRead entire article


The Leadership of the Future

We live in challenging times. The world is in a constant state of flux and nothing is certain, except change. There are economic, technological, societal and environmental trends disrupting the very nature of the world of work, challenging leaders to move away from the old paradigms of growth, profit and patriarchy and to move towardRead entire article


Leadership in a VUCA World

Since 1991, the US War College has increasingly used the acronym VUCA in preparing officers for the 21st Century. This heralds a world that is “Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous”, and it aptly describes what is happening in the global business world today. Business leaders have entered a new era requiring new ways of leading.Read entire article


The Future Leader is the Sexually Empowered Leader

Considering the recent harrowing events taking place in Hollywood, it got us thinking about the abuse of power and trust all around us. It cannot be denied that this type of misconduct – sexual harassment, intimidation, general bullying at its core – is rife and at boiling point. Nor is it exclusive to the entertainment industryRead entire article


The trappings of tunnel vision – and how to get round it

The other day when I was walking home from a dinner, I stopped close to where I live to answer a text on my phone. I was so absorbed in what I was doing I was unaware of a moped that drew up alongside me. I looked up to see two riders all dressed andRead entire article


Sexual energy – what is it?

“All that is alive the mind goes on condemning and all that is dead the mind goes on worshipping. And sex is the most alive thing in you because life comes through it: you are born through it, you can give birth through it. Wherever there is life, aliveness, sex is the source.” Osho’s statementRead entire article