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Positive | leaders, uncertainty

Brexit: Why Leaders must show Tolerance of Uncertainty

Dear Reader, You know what’s happened. 52% of the British electorate voted in favour of leaving the European Union. What we don’t know is what’s going to happen next. Brexit has inaugurated a period of inscrutable ambiguity. We don’t know… Read more

Millennials 101: What they’re not

“Once you label me you negate me” - Soren Kierkegaard ‘Who are millennials?’, ‘what are they like?’, ‘what are their behaviours?’, ‘how does generation X communicate with millennials?’. These sorts of questions are popping up on newsfeeds almost as much… Read more
Positive | culture

Bad Vibes Virus - Culture #4

‘There are strings in the human heart that had better not be vibrated’ – Charles Dickens, Barnaby Rudge Menacing Vibrations Your boss has been sitting in her office all day with the door shut. She seems angry. The last thing… Read more
Positive | culture

Culture Clash - Culture #3

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing” – Edmund Burke No one likes a ‘yes’ man. No one wants someone who just mirrors them, a toady, obsequious assistant who just smiles… Read more
Positive | culture

Follow the Leader - Culture #2

“In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted” - Bertrand Russell “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time… Read more
Positive | culture

What is Culture? - Culture #1

When you type ‘company culture’ into the Harvard Business Review’s search function you get 6,232 results. ‘Organization culture’ brings up 7,313. Article upon article, as you scroll down this list, stresses the importance of cultivating a strong culture to drive… Read more
Positive | VUCA

Learning to Surf - VUCA #2

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn How, in a predictably unpredictable and unstable world can we gain a sense of comfort, stability, and clarity? How can we not only inure ourselves to… Read more
Positive | VUCA

Navigating Uncertain Seas - VUCA #1

“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.” – Charles Darwin We love acronyms. We love shortening longwinded (and often already quite simplified) concepts into little bitesized letters –… Read more
Positive | hearts and minds

Reason in the Age of Unreason - Hearts and Minds #5

“All progress depends on the unreasonable man” – George Bernard Shaw “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast” – Lewis Carroll We humans pride ourselves on being rational creatures, sons and daughters of inborn reason.… Read more