This blog and forum from Relume is dedicated to our research project into the culture, spirit and leadership of Challenger Organisations.
Membership consists of senior executives from commercial organisations that want to challenge the status quo in themselves, their business and market sector.
"No - you haven't finished your food yet."
"Ok but when I have finished my food can I eat dessert while sitting on your lap?"
"Maybe - as long as it isn't slurpy stuff. What do you want for afters?"
This has become something of a ritual for my daughters. The younger one particularly, loves the after…Continue
Posted by Khurshed Dehnugara on December 8, 2014 at 12:30
The fact that the Constitution of the United States enshrines the right to the pursuit of happiness has always seemed to be me to be one of the more admirable sentiments it contains. The capitalism that has emerged as the dominant…Continue
Posted by Simon Heath on December 8, 2014 at 12:00
"Looking up, letting go and getting out of the way are, I think, essentials of leadership now. From my experience that is much more difficult to get your head around, and do well, than it sounds. I found it feels wrong, and can be hard to stick to when pressure is on, but does produce amazing results." fuchsia blue blog Comment, Nov 10th 2014 - Emma Browse - Senior HR Officer - Leeds City…Continue
Posted by Julie Drybrough on December 8, 2014 at 8:00
Let’s be honest, my life is spent pretty much in the corporate establishment. My home life provides peace, excitement, nourishment, but it is a sort of safety valve. All my working focus is with relatively wealthy, relatively healthy, relatively happy, relatively…Continue
Posted by Nick Mabey on December 8, 2014 at 7:30
Published on behalf of Tim Jackson, a senior leader at one of our clients.
There are two great answers that can identify an opportunity for change. If, in response to the question “Why do we do that?”, the replies come either “Because we always have” or “I don’t know”, you know you’re onto…Continue
Posted by Clare Southall on November 13, 2014 at 16:00
In my blog in July, Mind Your Language, I wrote about a language of evocation being needed in relation to change, to supplement the more familiar exhortations around battle and quest. I am not suggesting that all the responsibility for this should be borne by leaders, but how can they and we create the environment where we are all invited into this important and more…Continue
Posted by Clare Southall on November 13, 2014 at 13:00
‘This feels extremely odd’, I thought to myself as I waited by a couple of comfy chairs and a table in a very busy office. I was there to run a training course and had been surprised to find that this particular organisation did not have a receptionist. I had gained access because someone had exited just when I was looking helpless at the security door and asked me if I needed to…Continue
Posted by Asher Rickayzen on November 4, 2014 at 14:00
Are you sitting down at the moment? My guess is you probably are. Now pause for a moment and think about how it feels to be sitting. Do you have that satisfied feeling that comes after a long walk or run, or is the feeling more sluggish? Perhaps you’re mentally exhausted?
I believe that we were made to move. Yet bizarrely most of us spend the greatest part of the day sitting. Need to eat?…Continue
Posted by Rowan Gray on October 15, 2014 at 10:00
We will be hosting a series of three meetings to explore methods for contemporary coaching approaches starting later this year. Our aim is to cause a reformation in a coaching practice which has been largely untouched for 30 years. Details can be found on this link:…Continue
Posted by Claire Breeze on October 14, 2014 at 22:00
If we spend a moment going back in time together we can paint a picture of what work was like and how those conditions created a response called Executive Coaching.
It was a pre personal computer age and if you were a senior executive you were likely to have a personal assistant, an in-tray and a lunch…Continue
Posted by Claire Breeze on October 14, 2014 at 19:30