Author Archives: Tony

Comedy is Truth

They say comedy is truth. I agree. My comedy debut has revealed truths about my journey that are both enlightening and entertaining. Continue reading

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Change for change’s sake: What about tradition and stability?

I recently attended a conference at which Ralph Stacey, a renowned professor in the field of complexity, said something that resonated with me. He said that “we have become obsessed with change.” He went to say that “this is nonsensical. … Continue reading

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Is your thinking ‘black and white’? What about shades of green?

I was recently watching a BBC current affairs programme during which Jeremy Paxman, a somewhat cantankerous British journalist, hosted a healthy, challenging debate about the English Lake District National Park. This debate was of particular interest to me. The Lake … Continue reading

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“Improve Your Life With The Science Of Laughter”

Stephanie Davies has recently published her first book, Laughology – Improve Your Life with the Science of Laughter. Continue reading

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Embodied Leadership – A Must Read Book Review

This post links the reader to my OD blog, ODInsights.com for a review of Pete Hamill’s book on Embodied Leadership. Continue reading

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The Paradox of Change – A Gestalt Perspective

Perplexed to be told “focus on becoming who you already are and stop trying to become something you are not”, I trusted the Gestalt process, and it worked. Continue reading

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Goal setting guidelines – running shoes optional

In previous posts I’ve shared frameworks, models and concepts around goal setting. I have another process-oriented framework to share in this post. This utilises elements of other concepts and adds to them. As I’ve said in previous posts, there is … Continue reading

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Continuing Professional Development – promoting bad learning habits

Traditional CPD programmes can positively discourage personal reflection and, as a result, prevent learning. Continue reading

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Continuing Professional Development – a tick-box exercise?

This post covers some of my long-held concerns about formal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes. It was prompted by discussions currently underway in the UK’s Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) on their support for ongoing professional development in … Continue reading

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Taking a Long Hard Look at Change – Balancing Cautiousness and Curiosity.

This post is about the way we see change and how that determines how well we might react to it and take advantage of it. Continue reading

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