I promised to answer the question of what I have been doing during my two year blog hiatus. I set out with an intention nearly fifteen years ago to bring authenticity and authentic leadership to the highest levels of globally significant corporations. And that is what I have been doing.
The first thing to say is that I can either tell you who I have been working with or what I have been doing but not both. I think the “what” is more useful than the “who”, so that is what I will say.
The second thing to say is that I have been working with a supremely talented group of people, who are collectively known as The Faculty.
The Faculty comprises a remarkable selection of academics, artists, performers, writers, soldiers, comedians and others who have come together to transform the cultures of two global businesses.
The Faculty was set up by some extraordinarily far sighted individuals at these businesses and they recruited this band of like minded influencers as external consultants to help effect dramatic change in leadership, culture, performance and reputation.
The experience of being part of The Faculty is an honour. I have travelled around the world to team up with someone I have never met on a two day workshop. I have arrived the evening before, we have clicked right away and been able to deliver an inspiring and transformational experience to 20 or 30 employees. This has not happened just once, or just to me, it has happened repeatedly in different cultures.
I have had the privilege of working in this way all over the world in India, Indonesia, Azerbaijan, Angola, Egypt, China and many more. We have worked with graduate recruits, middle level and senior level leaders. What we have found in most cases sincere and thoughtful people who want to do the best they can. They are often hampered by fears that exist in the organisational culture. Our role has been to help people transcend those fears and transform the culture.
Between us and over time we have been able to help these organisations become values based and more open and honest places to be. Places where everyone can feel valued and can speak their mind, changing the experience for over 200,000 employees and eventually for many, many more contractors, customers and other stakeholders.
The Faculty are highly professional coaches, consultants and trainers that you can trust utterly to deliver what is needed to any business or group.
That is why working with another member of The Faculty, Mark Thompson, we have founded a consultancy for the 21st century which can deploy this amazing resource of over 100 gifted challengers, for businesses globally.
The work we have already done together with these clients has been defining for those organisations. We have worked at the highest levels transforming the way decisions are made, leadership behaviours, the ways teams interact and the results that the organisations get. We have coached top level leaders. We have designed and run leadership and team development programs for tens of thousands of staff in every corner of the globe. We have taught team-working, leadership, ethics, change, relationships, feedback, courage and more.
Holos is now our vehicle to bring this incredible value to other organisations, deployed at any level and on any scale. Through Holos we believe that “change is easy” because we have seen it done. We have bottled the formula and now want to make it available to other organisations that want to change their culture and their performance.
Threat is change you are not leading.
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