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.
He talks quickly and walks as fast as he talks, I have a long stride but I am half running to keep up with him, I seem to do a lot of this nowadays. He has done well in life, is inherently self reliant and very suspicious of the value coaching may provide. As we walk through the office he breaks off the path…Continue
Posted by Khurshed Dehnugara on May 7, 2013 at 22:29
I went for a run the other morning. Sometimes I like to use running as a time to think through some stuff. This particular morning I intended focusing on a big conversation I am planning to have over the next few days.
As I ran I noticed my attention kept drifting off the topic I had planned to think…Continue
Posted by Nick Mabey on May 5, 2013 at 14:30
I would like some help from anyone who thinks they could contribute to solving the riddle of culture change. Your stories, experiences, ideas, successes and failures would all be welcome. I think it’s a big enough problem for none of us to be embarrassed to admit we don’t know the whole answer.
Posted by Asher Rickayzen on May 3, 2013 at 11:10
I went to a seminar this week featuring Dan Hunt, Sports Director for SKY Pro-Cycling and Senior Race Coach for London 2012. The story of the GB cycling team strikes me as a perfect example of what a challenger organisation can achieve.
Twenty years ago British cycling was nowhere. As a nation…Continue
Posted by Martin Crook on May 3, 2013 at 11:07
Having been born in Bombay I am grateful for the opportunity to fly back and forth to India for work; it is always a strange mixture of emotions that hit me when the airplane doors open and I submerge myself in the noise, heat, inconvenience and smell that is Delhi or Bombay. I am split - partly foreign alien…Continue
Posted by Khurshed Dehnugara on April 7, 2013 at 13:00
The atmosphere is tense, people are distracted, I notice that there are heated discussions going on during the coffee break and that a couple of the team are missing when we get started again. I am told that they will re-join us as soon as possible but they have had to participate in an urgent…Continue
Posted by Asher Rickayzen on April 5, 2013 at 12:30
Following on from my blog on Bertolt Brecht last month, I have been thinking a lot about drama practitioners I have studied in the past and their various methods and approaches to taking on the establishment by bringing purposeful instability to their work. Whilst Brecht was committed to causing a…Continue
Posted by Nick Mabey on April 2, 2013 at 12:30
The kind people at the Corporate Research Forum have given permission for us to share their report with you on The Future of Work. It is a keenly distilled point of view on the key trends that will influence our workplaces and highlights the tensions inherent in determining our response. A long…Continue
Posted by Khurshed Dehnugara on March 8, 2013 at 11:00
My own understanding of how commitment is sabotaged or enabled to flourish was enhanced when I attended a Relume retreat at their retreat centre - the rather special Bonhays in Dorset. http://www.bonhays.co.uk/the-centre.
This was a retreat to focus on the passing of one year and the arrival of a new one. We thought about what this New Year would hold…Continue
Posted by Sian Bryant on March 5, 2013 at 11:30
A short video summary of our first Challenger Day!
These conferences with a select audience of experimenters from a range of corporations are designed to bring elements of the Challenger Spirit book to life in a practical workshop setting. This first event began with a focus on Witnessing The…Continue
Posted by Khurshed Dehnugara on March 1, 2013 at 10:00