Category Archives: Leadership

Get out of crisis in 5 steps

We have worked with many individuals teams and organisations that are in crisis.  Sometimes the crisis is public, corporate and unavoidable.  Sometimes they are subtle, drawn out and unrecognised.  Sometimes they feel personal, individual and lonely.  Within all of this … Continue reading

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5 simple steps to Influence

One of the things that comes up over and over again in working with individuals and teams in all organisations and at all levels is influence and it’s cousin empowerment.  Influence and empowerment are related because it is the ability … 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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Spiritual Crisis

There has been another long hiatus in my blogging, I am sorry.  Two readers have recently and separately told me how much they have appreciated these blogs and have helped me analyse why I stopped writing. It is always easy … Continue reading

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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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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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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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