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Love and … choice

20 Aug 2019, Posted by Helena Clayton in Work as Love in Action

It feels like the right time to be developing and expanding our understanding of love. If it’s the strong medicine that’s needed for tough times (and I think it is) and if we need a revolution based on love (I think we do) then we…

What do we mean by love?

12 Aug 2019, Posted by Helena Clayton in Work as Love in Action

Last year, I started exploring love in relation to our organisations and their leadership. I want to know what might help to make our organisational cultures less damaging and more (re)generative. Less fearful, more hopeful. I started with a piece of research, asking questions like…

An invitation to be radical?

18 Jun 2019, Posted by Helena Clayton in Monthly Blog

Funny what the world offers you. Currently, it’s the chance to look at what ‘radical’ means to me. First, exploring love and what relationship it has to leadership and the role it could/should play in our organisations, I wrote this piece a week or so…

The case against love

12 Apr 2019, Posted by Helena Clayton in Work as Love in Action

As you might know, I’m advocating for love in leadership. And I’m taking a stand for using the word love, and not empathy or compassion, say. In doing that, I also need to be alive to the ways that this is difficult or problematic because…

March: 3 Good Things

31 Mar 2019, Posted by Helena Clayton in Monthly Blog

This has been a full on month, work-wise, that’s also included a 5 day ‘sabbatical’ in a cottage in Frome. The plan was to do some writing on my Leading from Love research project (which I did) but it was also a joy to get…

February: 3 Good Things

03 Mar 2019, Posted by Helena Clayton in Monthly Blog

A busy February, work-wise. And from the edges of the corporate world, three things you might find interesting … 1. Schumacher College + Satish Kumar = Love You know that I’m researching and writing about love in our organisations? I’m interested to explore how we…

January: 3 Good Things

03 Feb 2019, Posted by Helena Clayton in Monthly Blog

This month, it’s been about #creative #inspiration, the importance of the #physical #space you work in and my first #crowdfunding venture. In one way or another, I like to review the past year and look ahead to the next one. This year, working with my…

Leadership and Love

16 Jan 2019, Posted by Helena Clayton in Work as Love in Action

What role does love play in leadership? If love were at the heart of how we led, what might be possible? And what does ‘leading with love’ mean in practice? At the end of 2018, based on research conducted over the summer, I ran a…