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Leadership, love and hope

06 Apr 2021, Posted by Helena Clayton in Work as Love in Action

In the face of exhaustion, despair, pessimism and apathy, what role does hope play?  How can we connect ourselves and others to the felt sense and a belief that tomorrow could be better than today? How is cultivating a sense of hope a responsibility of…

Love as allyship

06 Mar 2021, Posted by Helena Clayton in Uncategorized, Work as Love in Action

I wrote this post for International Women’s Day 2021, for Deeper Leaders, a group of colleagues advocating for a kinder, fairer and more sustainable world.  Not fee-earning, we simply look for ways where we can promote these values in ways that are practical and useful…

Love and sacrifice

06 Jan 2021, Posted by Helena Clayton in Work as Love in Action

Exploring love and sacrifice … If asked, I imagine that you might define or describe love as being about others – meeting the needs of others, putting others first.  I’ve written before about love being a form of expansion, a reaching out to and for…

Leadership or eldership?

02 Aug 2020, Posted by Helena Clayton in Work as Love in Action

What creates loving cultures in our organisations? What enables the conditions for love to thrive?  In my world of leadership development – and looking to develop our capacity to love – this post explores what the idea of eldership might offer us.  Whether we leaders…

Love and anger

07 Jun 2020, Posted by Helena Clayton in Work as Love in Action

In my sessions with groups exploring love and leadership, I often bring us away from discussions about care and empathy and compassion to a different area all together. I bring us to a conversation about anger and its relationship with love, and with leadership. Largely,…

Designing for love

06 May 2020, Posted by Helena Clayton in Work as Love in Action

What if we designed for love? A word I’ve been using to describe how I’m feeling these days is suspension. I’m in a holding pattern. And I am mostly dealing with the day to day to day building blocks of exercising, making soup, working and…

Disrupting our organisations – with love

27 Apr 2020, Posted by Helena Clayton in Work as Love in Action

On Friday 24 April, I ran a session at the ODN Europe mini conference (it was cracking day…) about love and the role it could and should play in Organisation Development. The theme of the conference was ‘disruption’ and I wanted to say something about…

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…

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