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Feeling the Uncomfortable

I don’t know about you, but there’s a lot that’s making me feel uncomfortable at the moment. Some of that is what is happening in the world; growing forces that seem intent on bringing people into conflict, weird weather, a teenage girl called Greta naming simple...

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“…the Earth was feverous and did shake.”

It’s 04.18. I’ve just been woken by a bump in the night. Actually, it was an earthquake. Where am I? Somewhere with volcanoes or big mountains by tectonic plate edges? Nope. I’m in Surrey, England. If you want to know what an ‘Off the scale’ earthquake graph looks...

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The Resilience Circle

Big change in organisations is almost inevitable - and ongoing. In our work with hundreds of leaders and teams, we have noticed some patterns around people's resilience and indeed three major phases that people and teams go through, which we share here for...

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Supporting Hima – Community-based nature conservation

We're delighted to be supporting award-winning environmentalist Assad Serhal in his efforts to spread Hima, an Arabic 1500 year old community based approach for the conservation of species, habitats, and people that differs significantly from the Western 'nature...

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Keep the Faith – Stay on TRACK

You start with great enthusiasm. And then you meet realities. Rejection. Complexity. Risk. Fear. Often those around you want certainty. But the current way is both not-fit-for-the-future yet somehow unchangeable and the alternatives are not proven, understood or...

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3 Tips for Getting Your Sustainability Project Approved

Pitching sustainability projects to senior management can be tough - and creating a convincing argument around the commercial benefits can be even tougher. We’re delighted to be writing Enabling Catalysts blogs on transformational change for our partnership with...

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Commit to Sustainability

The Planet Mark is a popular sustainability certification programme. It's a great opportunity to show your commitment and make savings, and on average, The Planet Mark-certified businesses make a 10% carbon saving per employee year-on-year through reductions in...

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Inspire Your Team – For Free!

Fancy winning a free copy of The Little Book of Making Big Change Happen for yourself and up to 5 members of your team? Tell us your best wisdom on making big change happen, and if we love it (well, it is a competition!) we'll get some books across and share your...

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Leading Beyond the Current Climate

You may have strong thoughts on issues. But when is it right to speak out on affairs beyond your own authority or organisation? Take for example some prominent voices talking about the (disputed by some) issue of climate change: 1. Mark Carney, the Governor of the...

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Thinking About Your Legacy

When people look back on your work, your leadership, what you have stood for and how you affected things in the world, what will they see? What will they say? Having spent many years working with catalytic thinkers, leaders and bold organisations we're delighted that...

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Is your ‘Purpose’ working for you?

All organisations that create a big impact have a big, inspiring purpose. Get the purpose right and you will attract support, commitment and resources. For your team it will create a sense of ‘shared endeavour’. It can work hard for you and all you care for. In...

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New ERA, new culture

When you and your team are leading big change, there are inevitably going to be complexities, ambiguities and stresses. And in all organisations, it is standard for people to face a constant stream of performance reviews, critiques, 360s and more. Unfortunately these...

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