Author Archives: Neil Crofts

About Neil Crofts

Writer, coach and consultant on authentic business and authentic leadership. Neil has inspired and motivated hundreds organisations and thousands of individuals to their highest potential. Neil has written three published books and numerous e-books. Neil is a coach, facilitator and consultant helping people and businesses find their authentic purpose and use it to inspire and motivate them to be everything that they can be. Neil has raced cars, been self-employed, run a company and sold it, been employed by large companies, experienced growth and contraction at the heart of the dotcom boom, tried changing companies from the inside and from the outside as European Head of Strategy at internet consultancy/rock band Razorfish. Neil has been independent for over 10 years and delivered his Authentic Leadership message to a diverse range of business audiences including people at BP, Shell, Microsoft, Kraft Foods, MSN, Jamie Oliver, South Gloucestershire Council, National Blood Transfusion Service, KaosPilots Business School, Fashion company By Malene Birger, German technology company Eleven.

Maturity in the age of Trump and Brexit

Generally speaking there are five levels of maturity available to us as we grow up.  Most of us make it to either the third or fourth level, a tiny minority get stuck at level one or two or make it … Continue reading

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The Opposite of obedience and the source of safety and success

Last week I wrote about the dangers of obedience in organisations, this week I will write about the alternative, both for organisations and education. The opposite of obedience is not disobedience or anarchy.  It is thinking and empowerment.  Obedience shuts down … Continue reading

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Obedience is dangerous for organisations

Most of us accept, to a large extent, the indoctrination of obedience that we receive in our youth.  Parents and teachers combine to teach us that doing what we are told is right and good and rewarded and failing to … Continue reading

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What is the truth?

In an environment where the lies of some politicians and media appear to be effective strategies, it seems to be a good time to explore what we mean or understand by concepts such as truth, honesty and trust. At it’s … Continue reading

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How to save a team, an organisation (or a nation?)

At Holos we do a lot of work with teams and organisations that are in trouble.  While there may be direct causes for the challenges they are facing the underlying cause is always cultural. A culture that is carelessly (or … Continue reading

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What now?

Perhaps what the Brexit vote and the continued contortions around the western world  demonstrate above all else, is that it is time for change. When inequalities of power, wealth and opportunity grow too great tensions are created.  When those tensions are not … Continue reading

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The leadership case for voting “Remain”

With apologies to my non UK readers, I have to dedicate this weeks post to why I will be voting “Remain” in the UK/EU membership referendum, and the leadership case for it. Here is why I believe it is so … Continue reading

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