Inclusion, Expression, and the Workplace 

Conflict in the workplace is a growing concern for many organisations, particularly in the year of what is looking to be a very tumultuous US election. However, this problem is not confined to the US. Both within our workplace and with...
Nikki Brown & Marcus de Courtenay
Culture, Insights, Leadership, Partnering

Why Should We Think About Eco-systems?

“We are in the midst of a revolution in consciousness – from separateness to connectedness.” Giles Hutchins If you ever read science fiction when you were growing up, you will probably relate to Jeff Bezos’ burning desire to expand into...
Dr. Marianne de Pierres
Insights, Leadership

Bridging Polarities – The Ginsburg-Scalia Effect

Despite our best intentions, we won’t get along with all of our work colleagues all the time. Differences in values, beliefs, objectives, priorities, and goals are inevitable in the workplace (and in life). And that’s ok. Dissent can be a...
Dr. Marianne de Pierres
Insights, Leadership, Partnering, Teams

Generative Power – Mapping AI Systems

A decade ago, when Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms began talking about New Power, it was a jump across a chasm from command-and-control management to much more distributed, horizontal leadership styles. Power, they declared, was no longer something to be hoarded but...
Dr. Marianne de Pierres
Conscious leadership, Future of work, Insights, Leadership, Storytelling

Leading Diverse (Thinking) Teams

What do an expert in wound healing, a leading veterinary surgeon, and a specialist in theatrical makeup have in common? Together they were able to produce a breakthrough product intended to prevent infections associated with surgery for the company 3M....
Marcus de Courtenay
Culture, Diversity and Inclusion, Insights, Storytelling, Storytelling, Teams, Teams and teamwork

What Makes High Performing Teams?

Leadership Primer: Discover High Performing Teams: What’s the Secret? “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.” – Henry Ford Ever wondered about the complexities and challenges high-performing teams face within organisations?  How can...
Marcus de Courtenay
Insights, Leadership, Primers, Teams

The Case for Conscious Organisations: The Time is Now

The world has reached a crisis point. We are confronted with study after study describing the looming catastrophe of our inaction on climate change. Resignations continue to hit all major industries as people search for ways to spend their lives meaningfully,...
Marcus de Courtenay
Conscious leadership, Consciousness, Culture, Insights, Leadership, Leadership, Purpose, Storytelling, Transformation

Feedback and Familiarity – how to see our colleagues with fresh eyes

How to see our colleagues with fresh eyes As we work together with people over a long (or even medium) period of time, it is easy to become very fixed in how we see them. It is part of human nature...
Marcus de Courtenay
Conscious leadership, Development, Feedback, Insights, Leadership, Leadership skills, Perspective, Storytelling, Teams and teamwork

Regenerative Workplace Cultures

“For me, a regenerative culture is a culture that is consciously building the capacity of everybody in a particular place to respond and change and accepts transformation as something that life just ‘does’.” — Daniel Wahl Life has an inherent capacity...
Marcus de Courtenay
Capacity building, Culture, Insights, Leadership, Leadership, Regeneration, Storytelling, Work