Month: July 2016

July 31, 2016 Sam Dods

With so many articles on the benefits of mindfulness for us and the organisations we’re part of I suspect many of us are left wondering if there is any substantial research backing up these claims. This HBR article by Congleton, Holzel and Lazar provides some solid evidence for the claims. The World Health Organisation estimates…

July 28, 2016 Sam Dods

The acquisition and integration of organisations often generates great hope and anxiety. The way in which leadership is redistributed during this process can play a significant part in the perceived success or failure of the enterprise.   Samia Chreim’s paper provides important insights on the subject.

July 28, 2016 Sam Dods

Sometimes we have to slow down to go faster.   For groups to perform effectively time, effort and courage need to be invested in developing a sense of trust between its members.   Without trust we can get stuck in the forming or storming stages of Tuckman’s group development model. This often results in a…