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Taking in the view over Lac Cenis, French Alps

Last week, I was in the French Alps with my son, Reece Mathieson. Just the two of us, enjoying time on the slopes, something we both love. We had a blast – the snow was good, the sun came out and we had some great laughs. Particularly my slow-speed comedy topple into deep powder just […]

People. Change. Systems. Or they don’t… Are you making the most of all three to unleash your team and transform your organisation?

Organisational transformation is often a formidable challenge, typically met with resistance and scepticism. However, by understanding and leveraging the interplay between people, change and systems, leaders can increase the chances of navigating transformation successfully.  Let’s start here: every organisation is a web of interconnected relationship systems. Teams are systems, made up of both individual team […]

Unleashing the Power of Neuroscience for Successful Change

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, organisations must adapt to change to stay competitive and thrive. However, driving successful culture change can be a complex and daunting task.  Fortunately, recent advancements in neuroscience have shed light on the inner workings of the human brain and how it responds to change. By leveraging this knowledge, organisations […]

Unlocking Change: Understanding Immunity to Change

Time for Change

Change is an inevitable and often challenging aspect of personal and professional life. However, despite our best intentions, individuals, teams, and organisations frequently encounter resistance to change. One study showed that when doctors tell heart patients they will die if they don’t change their habits, only one in seven will be able to follow through successfully. […]

Unleashing the Power of MASTER Leadership: A Blueprint for Success

In the constantly-shifting landscape of business challenges and organisational transformation, we know that effective leadership plays a pivotal role in driving growth and success. Today, more than ever, organisations need leaders who possess not only a relevant and comprehensive skill set, but also a deep understanding of human behaviour and organisational change.  To navigate the […]

Embracing Discomfort: The Path to Confidence, Learning and Change

How to embrace discomfort - confidence, learning and change

Human nature often leads us to seek comfort and familiarity. We tend to stick to routines and avoid venturing into the unknown. However, the ‘change juice’ of growth and personal development lies just beyond the boundaries of our comfort zones.  Stepping outside this cosy realm takes courage, but it is an essential step towards becoming […]

World Kindness Day: Time to have your CAKE and eat it?

Be Kind

Today is World Kindness Day. And this year, more than most, it seems a good moment to reflect and consider how we treat ourselves and others. Whatever our context, wherever we live, whatever our profession, we face numerous challenges every day which test our patience and resilience. The odds often seem stacked against us, we […]

The Empathy Manifesto – Part 3: How to become an empathetic leader

ACORN model for Empathetic Leaders

This is the final part of the Empathy Manifesto, a three-part series by business coaches Joss Mathieson and Oliver Hansard. We believe that effective leadership, organisational agility and high-performance in uncertain times all rely on excellent behavioural skills, and above all empathy. In part 1, we explored the need for leaders to use a new suite of […]