The Business Garden

Gardening and natural world metaphors abound in business, and provide a solid link to the systemic, rather than a mechanical approach to understanding change. A new dimension was added for me last night as I overheard a comment on “Gardeners World”; “There is no garden without a gardener” It struck me that one of theContinue reading “The Business Garden”

Heft

I find it an attractive word. With its origin in Anglo Saxon, it is normally used in terms of weight, or effort but there is another very specific use in terms of animals and people, hefted, which is used to describe the relationship between them and the land they live on. Hefted flocks are thoseContinue reading “Heft”

Centres of Gravity

We all have some “centres of gravity” around which we orbit. Family, Business, Idea, Cause. No matter where we go, they exert their pull and will always bring us back. It used to be that the organisation we worked for was a major centre of gravity. It helped define us, provided a career and aContinue reading “Centres of Gravity”