Organisational culture

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

The Employer Learning Revolution

There’s no doubt that the reskilling imperative is going to change the way we think about employers. As the Global Chairman of PwC has said, “Upskilling is one of the most urgent challenges of our time…” In what is being...
Marcus de Courtenay
Future of work, Insights, Learning and Development, Storytelling

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

Horizontal Leadership

The role of a leader is transforming.Our ever-changing environment means that organisations are adapting to be more agile, innovative, and customer-focused. Moving to deeper levels of agility is calling on us to lead “horizontally.” The leadership of the past has...
Gretel Bakker & Marcus de Courtenay & Dr. Marianne de Pierres
Culture, Insights, Leadership, Teams

Making Decisions in the Age of AI – why we can’t outsource all our critical thinking

All the technology humans have previously created can be classed as tools that have been predictable, explainable, and, most importantly, under our control. But now, for the first time in our history, this is no longer the case. Popularised by...
Connor McLaren-Kennedy
Insights, Leadership

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