All you have to do is decide what to do with the time that is given to you.           Gandalf
It is in knowing ourselves that we understand our context. Reflection is a key component of that.
A trademark of those who EXCEL is that they set their OWN benchmark
Gil Davidson

The Future Looks Complex and Ambiguous

July 25, 2015

“According to PriceWaterhouseCooper’s report, ‘The Future of HR’, managing complexity, ambiguity and technology are the biggest trends for HR as we head toward the year 2022.” (p36 People Talk V22-N2-Summer 2015)  Anyone in business knows this to be true beyond HR.  It is equally true for the organisations and people within the organisations that HR serves.


Seeing Through New Eyes

July 17, 2015

There is no such thing as someone not impacting. By our presence alone we change the environment and impact the system we have entered. An example of this happened when I was a young teenager…one with an attitude and what I now realize were friends of questionable character. I certainly didn’t see them that way then!


The Creative Power of Simply Being

July 02, 2015

Even when we choose not to contribute, we are NOT not contributing.  Whole Systems Thinking teaches us that simply by observing a ‘system’ we change it.  As humans we are inherently creative beings.  From the moment that the sperm meets egg we being to alter things – before  consciousness we have an impact and create new ways of thinking and being.


Finding the Space to Heal

June 27, 2015

Over the past few weeks, Gil, Anita and I have been having many in depth conversations on what we want to accomplish with Spacious Complexity; how we want to serve others and how we will grow and be with each other as we build this work together.


The NEED Driving the Innovation

May 30, 2015

In our collective years of corporate life we, the creators of this material, have had the privilege of meeting and befriending amazing, talented people in a broad variety of leadership circumstances. In our consulting careers we continue to have the joy of meeting and working with high functioning individuals and teams.  Skilled leaders with vision, commitment and business acumen.


Vulnerable Organisations – Successful Organisations

November 13, 2014

If you can’t measure it, it doesn’t exist.  Brené Brown is a researcher who believed this to be true.  In our organisations we have many who hold to this maxim.  Yet, on another level, we know that there are things – messy, intangible things – that can’t be measured…at least not quantitatively.


What is our global footprint?

January 31, 2014

How much thought do you give to the footprint you leave?  In your family?  Your circle of friends?  Your business or place of work?  Your community?  What about the footprint we leave as an organisation or a country? Ease of global travel and trade, whether actual travel by car or plane or virtual (via the internet), means that we leave our footprint in places we may not even think about.


Thought Provoking TED Talk

November 22, 2013

I found this TED TALK on The Danger of a Single Story very thought provoking. I wonder what single stories we live with that give us myopic vision in our lives and our organisations?