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November: 3 Good Things

09 Dec 2018, Posted by Helena Clayton in Monthly Blog

A monthly post of interesting things from my work over the last four weeks. Let me know if you want to know more about any of these … 1. Taboos One highlight took barely a moment, but felt seismic. Running a module of a senior…

Where have our feelings gone?

17 Nov 2018, Posted by Helena Clayton in Monthly Blog, Work as Love in Action

Two stories.  I was running a session as part of leadership programme for high potential leaders in a global organisation. We’d got to the bit where we use FIRO-B, a psychometric tool that explores our relationship with our need for control, for closeness in our relationships and…

October: 3 Good Things

04 Nov 2018, Posted by Helena Clayton in Monthly Blog

A monthly post where I pass on things that I find interesting in the hope that you might too… This month saw me head to Hong Kong (my first visit 😊) for a module of a leadership programme for a London Business School client; begin…

September: 3 Good Things

30 Sep 2018, Posted by Helena Clayton in Monthly Blog

A monthly post sharing what I’m liking and learning in the context of what I’m doing.   And this month … the power of reflective space in creating change,  fear in the workplace and an activity for honesty and transparency. Thinning out I found myself…

This love thing. It’s problematic

17 Sep 2018, Posted by Helena Clayton in Work as Love in Action

75 responses. Some fascinating data. Raising some big questions. And so, coming up, a job I’m looking forward to… writing up my research from the Leadership and Love survey which has just closed. I’ll post about some of the findings here and, in the meantime,…

August: 3 Good Things

02 Sep 2018, Posted by Helena Clayton in Monthly Blog

My monthly post where I share what I’m learning and learning from …this month narrative writing and exploration, the power of collaboration and a book that really pushed my boundaries. 1. Our stories This month saw me getting ready for the next cohort of the…

Acceptance, love and leadership

22 Aug 2018, Posted by Helena Clayton in Uncategorized

What do we mean, ‘leading from love? Inquiring into love in our organisations via a new research survey, I start by asking what we mean by love. I ask ‘although my initial research tells me this is a difficult question to answer, nevertheless, how would…

July: 3 Good Things

02 Aug 2018, Posted by Helena Clayton in Monthly Blog

My monthly post, sharing some of what I’m doing and learning…this month, millennials and generosity and trying to escape ‘the stupefying power of corporate culture’. It’s been a good and very busy month. There was running The Art of Facilitation, a trip to Brighton to…

Leading from Love: new research

07 Jul 2018, Posted by Helena Clayton in Uncategorized, Work as Love in Action

“….my adage is that the edgiest word to use at the moment isn’t “f**k”,”piss” or “shit”.  It’s love. That’s what really makes people’s buttocks clench. It’s about being vulnerable, it’s counterintuitive, it ultimately makes you stronger. And that’s a very hard thing to grasp.” Not…