The Alchemy of Coronavirus

Alchemy is a great metaphor for what’s going on right now. The epitome of creative destruction. Firstly, the reduction of the familiar into a mass, then the extraction from the mass of what’s needed, and finally the synthesis of that into the new. Base metal to gold. Coronavirus is a catalyst. It’s started the process.Continue reading “The Alchemy of Coronavirus”

Reasons to be cheerful.

I suspect I’m not alone this morning in feeling a little bewildered as on the one hand our Government lays down seemingly arbitrary rules for meetings (I can meet more than six for work, but can’t meet my family) whilst at the same time playing fast and loose with international law. It’s easy to getContinue reading “Reasons to be cheerful.”

Weathering the Storm

The Calm In the last thirty years, we have built up a huge consulting industry around leadership, coaching, engagement, persuasion, marketing and the rest. Advising, not doing. Risk free expertise. Whilst things were relatively stable, we could develop best practice, and neat models that could be applied without really having to understand them. They didContinue reading “Weathering the Storm”