Melting Identities

Covid-19 and the sudden shock to our systems it has caused presents many examples of tangible issues we need to deal with. It has also brought into our lives a less obvious, though just as concerning issue. That of identity. In a world of isolation and work from home, what has happened to the boundaries between our professional and personal lives?

Read

The Myth of the Extroverted Leader

No matter how the wind howls, the mountain will not bow to it - Chinese proverb. In western society we have become accustomed to the notion that heroic individuals with brilliant assertive personalities are the ones that should lead our organisations. But with the 2008 financial crisis and scandals like Enron linked to overconfidence, should be be taking more heed of quiet leaders?

Read

The Change Fallacy

We live in a world where we are bombarded with the notion that we live in an era of unprecedented change. That we must constantly evolve to survive. But who does this percieved need for constant diversification really benefit?

Read

The Orchestra Paradox

Executives in many modern organisations often share a vision of fragmented business entities working together in harmony. Each united under the guidance of an imposing, creative, talented leader. The musical metaphor of an orchestra is often used to convey this vision. However, an organisation as an orchestra is destined to stand still.

Read