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OD as a healing profession

23 Apr 2022, Posted by Helena Clayton in Monthly Blog

In this blog, I wonder out loud about considering OD as a ‘healing’ role.  It’s often considered as part of the helping professions.  Does that include a role in healing? The definition of healing: ‘to make whole again’ and often includes a therapeutic component as…

This organisation is just like me

16 Mar 2022, Posted by Helena Clayton in Monthly Blog

As a consultant, brought in to help change an organisational system in some way, I can often get frustrated with that system. There’s one thing I increasingly do that helps me that. And that’s apply some of the things I do when I’m irritated or…

Getting into the balcony

16 Mar 2022, Posted by Helena Clayton in Monthly Blog, Uncategorized

Some recent posts have been on the theme of detachment, and this continues that theme. I’m reminding myself here of the practices I use that help me keep a bigger perspective. Heifetz talked about the importance of leaving the dance floor and heading up to…

‘I matter’

03 Oct 2021, Posted by Helena Clayton in Monthly Blog

My work is all with people. Up close and mostly personal. And you know what’s coming.  I see many people on the edge of burnout and overwhelm, not least through over-attending to the demands and needs of their job and families. At a more macro…

Three places I learned about love

01 Mar 2020, Posted by Helena Clayton in Monthly Blog

I’ve just started a series of interviews with senior leaders exploring love in their leadership.  One of the questions I ask is a version of ‘what has shaped you to enable you to talk about love in relation to your leadership’. Or sometimes ‘how did…

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…

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…

Leading from Love

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