May 2014 Blog Posts (6)

Good Morning Vietnam

A month ago I did something scary and different. I decided I was going to leave my job after six years. It wasn’t an easy decision, but ultimately the offer to join the Relume team was too special an opportunity to turn down.

I will talk about this decision in a future blog but today I want to tell you about another scary thing I did last month: cycle from Hanoi to Ho Chi…

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Added by Rowan Gray on May 12, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

The Liberation of Boundaries



I work with Charles who keeps coming up with wonderful quotes.  Two of my current favourites are "Don't just do something, stand there" (various attributions, including Buddha ) and "Men dreaming of systems so perfect that no-one needs to be good" (T.S. Eliot).  The underlying themes of the need for reflection and personal accountability come back to me time and again…

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Added by Loughlin Hickey on May 10, 2014 at 16:00 — No Comments

Learning from a Bowling Action

Whenever my children ask me what I would like for my birthday or Christmas I habitually reply “world peace”.  This small exchange has become something of a ritual in the Mabey household (oh the fun we have in our family!!).  I think I have been making this request for over ten years, and yet there are no signs of world peace on the horizon, or even a move in that general…

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Added by Nick Mabey on May 10, 2014 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

Learning to Unlearn

At the moment it feels to me like I’m hurtling full pelt towards our next Challenger Day, during which we’re going to explore the idea of learning from a Challenger perspective. I’m very much looking forward to it; a full day, with a wonderful group of guests who will be joining us, what could be better? Ok, I admit it, if truth be told, I’m also feeling worried…

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Added by Asher Rickayzen on May 4, 2014 at 18:30 — No Comments

The Freedom to Play and The Hatred of Learning from Experience

Tracing the origins of the word ‘learn’ back to proto-Indo-European or PIE: 

Old English leornian "to get knowledge, be cultivated, study, read, think about," Gothic lais "I know"), with a base sense of "to follow or find the track," from PIE…

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Added by Karen Foster on May 4, 2014 at 13:30 — No Comments

A Busking Book Launch

Absolutely terrible or a little awkward? 

I’ve long been fascinated by creativity.  My own creativity, the creativity of others, how creativity is encouraged or suppressed in the corporate world and the effect that this has on the energy, liveliness and hope and ambition of our organisations.   I have come to realise that organisational creativity is a…

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Added by Steve Chapman on May 3, 2014 at 11:10 — No Comments

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