GUEST BLOG 10: RICHARD GIBSON

Four important questions that don’t get asked enough I thought it would be a good idea to tell you a little about my experience of ‘developing’ people, given that Tim (one of the editors of this site) and I have returned to the topic of what people need again and again over many years. Jon,…

Good Gym

GUEST BLOG 8: Ivo Gormley

DIG DEEP GoodGym began from my own frustration with gyms. They just seemed like a massive waste of energy; people peddling away on bikes that don’t go anywhere, running around without moving and lifting things that didn’t really need moving. Apart from the waste of human effort they’re also a massive waste of electricity (they’re…

GUEST BLOG 7: Henry Gewanter

Why I had to expose the MPs’ expenses scandal Why would anyone take the risk of exposing widespread corruption in government? For me, it was a quirk of fate that was to change my life – and that of so many British politicians. I’d worked for two of Britain’s top three PR firms before setting…

GUEST BLOG 6 : Michael Townsend Williams

Welldoing – for doers who forget to be and beings who forget to do. Following 20 years of obsessive doing in advertising with 10 years of obsessive being as a yoga and mindfulness coach I now work on the synthesis of being and doing. Along with a clear sense of purpose and direction this provides…

GUEST BLOG 4 : Tim Drake

We are not chameleons. It was said in defence of the guards in the concentration camps that they were kind to their dogs. So they retained some traces of human decency, despite working in a micro culture of gratuitous brutality. A psychological experiment at Harvard during the early sixties put ordinary citizens in a position…

GUEST BLOG 3 : Sasha Dichter

Not long ago, a group of senior executives asked me to speak to them about generosity. So I started the conversation by asking each of them to share what generosity meant to them. Perhaps I shouldn’t have been surprised, but what I heard back were examples of niceties, little things they did on the side,…