Category Archives: authenticity

The trouble with Authentic Leadership

I had a meeting last week about coaching, the individual had recently been appointed to a leadership position in a large organisation, but were struggling with “Impostor Syndrome” in showing leadership in the prevailing organisational culture. What this conversation and … Continue reading

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Calling all Authentic Integral Leaders

Humanity is in a pretty challenging space right now.  We face genuinely existential threats from climate change and other environmental damage, that we have created and yet we continue to focus more on what divides us that what could unite … Continue reading

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Keeping your head when all about you are losing theirs.

Hello and Happy New Year.  I found 2017 a challenging year.  I hope very much that 2018 can be better at the global level.  Climate Change seems to me to be an existential threat for humanity and yet we create … Continue reading

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Wishing you all a very jolly Yule

Last week I did a talk for 80 bankers. What image does that bring to mind? We all have prejudices, biases, preconceived ideas and generalisations we apply to each other.  Some are just plain wrong and others are out of … Continue reading

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Power Dynamics and Sexual Abuse

It seems relevant to explore the issue of power dynamics right now.  Power dynamics  play an enormous part in abuse and harassment, in corporate crisis and in our various on-going political traumas. Where there is power asymmetry, ie one person … 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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Beware the demagogue, my son

There is a fundamental schism in what we consider to be leadership.  On one side we have Bosses and Rulers, whose core motivation is status and on the other we have Authentic Leaders and Visionaries whose core motivation is purpose. … Continue reading

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