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Getting good from bad

Neil writes: Some pithy words popped into my head a few years ago, and have made people up to good things smile on many occasions since: “It can be a fine line between Cr@p and fertiliser.” Often it’s just a matter of time to let things mulch down a bit. A testing...

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Calm ways through the storms

Much of the work we do supporting organisations up to big change involves working with boards, SMT’s and project teams. There are passions. And there are pressures. And inevitably there are different ways of looking at problems, and different suggestions for getting...

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Strategy for leading big change

It is always a real pleasure for us at One Leadership to discover an organisation that is leading big change in the world, and even more of a joy to be asked to help. And so it was with Publish What You Fund, an organisation that was established only six years ago but...

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Take a moment in nature…

At One Leadership we often hear of the benefits that spending time in nature has for people who are dealing with complicated things: providing inspiration and relaxation; a space to think, perhaps to blow off steam or maybe be still, seeing the passing seasons turn,...

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What is it time to let go of?

This question has come up so often in conversation and proven so useful and generative for people dealing with multiple projects and complicated issues in recent months that we thought it’s time to share it. We are always changing, shaped by our experiences,...

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Time for a bit of Marmite?

“You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.” Winston S. Churchill It is almost self-defining that people who want to make good things happen are, in smaller or greater part, the sort of people for whom upsetting others can...

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True Transformation

Some years ago we heard of a French explorer who said “There are two types of explorer. Those who really want an adventure. And those who secretly don’t.” For people who are being catalytic, these words seem to hold a certain magic about embracing vulnerability,...

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Humility and Compassion

At the time of writing flood levels are rising along the Thames, large areas of Somerset are under water and the South West of England has all its rail services cut off by flooding, subsidence and storm damage. Of course, this is not purely a problem local to the UK....

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Using Less, Living Better

This was the imaginative title of the first event of the West Sussex Environment and Climate Change Board (WSECCB) on the 1st October 2013. Led by the business community and local authorities it highlights two great benefits of transforming how we do things. After...

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