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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,…

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…

June: 3 Good Things

05 Jul 2018, Posted by Helena Clayton in Monthly Blog

In a monthly post where I share what I’m loving and learning … this month a piece of new research on Love, the best piece of advice ever plus a book I will be recommending for a long while.  1.   Leading from Love “….my adage is…

May: 3 Good Things

05 Jun 2018, Posted by Helena Clayton in Monthly Blog

A monthly post where I share what I’m doing, thinking about, learning from, and loving… Women in Leadership Much of my time this month has been either running a women’s leadership module or designing a different one that will run later in June.  There’s so much…

Re(learning)

22 Mar 2017, Posted by Helena Clayton in Monthly Blog

In 2008, I had a moment of arrogance. I was starting a six-month-long coaching training and the first module was on contracting. Huffing silently to myself, muttering quietly that I knew how to contract, I settled down and waited to pass the time until they got onto something more interesting. Yes. You’ve probably guessed…

Development-as-immersion

09 Feb 2017, Posted by Helena Clayton in Monthly Blog

Delighted and discombobulated. Sometimes not really knowing what I was looking at. Curious and confused. More questions than answers. Swept up by the richness and the complexity. All senses engaged. Enriched and enlarged as a result. Over Christmas, I spent a month in India. It’s as different as a couple of weeks in…

What might be possible?

04 Dec 2016, Posted by Helena Clayton in Monthly Blog

Sometimes I’m asked by clients about what underpins my work, what approaches or beliefs my work is based on.  I might say things about the principles of self managed learning, or the importance of intentional practice.  Or about a humanistic philosophy. But often I find myself…