leadership development

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

Supercharging Creativity

The Role of the Unconscious Eureka! We’ve all heard the story of the magic moment when an idea comes to someone in a shower. A problem that has been playing on your mind all week suddenly finds its solution at...
Laura Clemesha & Marcus de Courtenay
Creative Thinking, Insights, Learning and Development, Storytelling, Teams

Creativity: “what’s the principle before the practice?”

In recent years, attitudes to creativity and its importance to organisations have evolved. It no longer sits outside business as an optional plug-in, but is a more integrated and valued part of what good looks like. Workplaces that genuinely embrace...
Dr. Marianne de Pierres & Nikki Brown
Creative Thinking, Insights, Leadership, Leadership skills, Learning and Development, Storytelling, Storytelling

Amping your Somatic Intelligence

By NOT taking the emotion out of it Image credit: Midjourney To remain relevant, competitive, and buoyant, organisations need to change the frequency of their actions into increasingly shorter cycles. This perpetual change demands new processes, systems and behaviours that can...
Dr. Natasha Budd
Conscious leadership, Creative Thinking, Development, Insights, Leadership, Leadership, Leadership skills, Storytelling, Teams

Tuning into the Wisdom Within

Consciously Embracing Somatic Intelligence for Authentic Leadership Image Credit: Midjourney Have you ever experienced that visceral reaction when something just doesn’t sit right with you? Maybe your stomach churns, your chest tightens, or your legs tense up. That gut feeling...
Marcus de Courtenay
Conscious leadership, Culture, Insights, Leadership, Psychological Safety, Storytelling

“I’m here to get it right and not be right”

Building safe workplaces By Nikki Brown & Marcus de Courtenay Download PDF In a poll run by RightTrack, a UK-based people consultancy, 55% of people said they were too scared to talk about diversity and inclusion in the workplace because...
Marcus de Courtenay
Diversity and Inclusion, Insights, Leadership, Leadership, Leadership skills, Learning and Development, Psychological Safety, Self Leadership, Storytelling

Psychological safety as a risk mitigant for psycho-social hazards

As people across human resources (and the broader employment landscape) in Australia continue to grapple with the implications of the psychosocial hazard changes to WHS law, there is a powerful correspondence with a leadership and team theory that some are...
Marcus de Courtenay
Diversity and Inclusion, Insights, Leadership, Leadership, Leadership skills, Psychological Safety, Storytelling, Teams

How to Influence Psychological Safety from the Bottom Up

When your leaders think they’re providing psych safety, but they’re not, how can we have that conversation? The notion of psychological safety in the workplace has gained a welcome rise in prominence over recent years. It’s a regular topic of...
Dr. Marianne de Pierres
Conscious leadership, Culture, Insights, Leadership, Leadership, Leadership skills, Psychological Safety, Storytelling, Teams

How to Optimise Our Harmonious Passion at Work

Bring your life – to life “Passion is the absolute unity of individual character and the universal.” Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel When famous philosopher Hegel (1770–1831) wrote about passion, he argued that nothing great in the world had been accomplished without...
Dr. Marianne de Pierres
Careers, Conscious leadership, Creative Thinking, Happiness, Insights, Passion, Purpose, Storytelling, Transformation, Wellbeing