Winter Swimming

Are people naturally resistant to change?   Leaves are turning orange, days are getting shorter, and the sea temperature has dropped to 12oC at French Farm. Winter has arrived. We continue to swim most days (stormy weather not included) and neighbours question our sanity on a regular basis.   We were working with a client […]

Fast or slow? The dilemma of risk and opportunity

In the Chinese language, the word for “crisis” (wēijī) is composed of two characters, one representing danger and the other, opportunity. The original meaning of wēijī is “danger at the point of juncture.”  The Western re-interpretation of “danger plus opportunity” is now widely accepted in business, politics, and popular culture ¹. One of our valued clients […]

Bottling Success

Preserving excess fruits and vegetables during plentiful times, to enjoy later, is akin to identifying and capturing successful behaviours for future benefits in organisations. We were gifted a huge box of lemons by a wonderful neighbour just before lockdown. It far exceeded our daily needs for lemon slices and if they weren’t going to be […]

Day 20 of the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 Lockdown

We were speaking with a client a few days ago about COVID-19 and his business. Without giving away too many details (to protect client confidentiality we’ll call him “Paul”), he is a senior manager in an essential service business and has several hundred people in his care, consisting of middle and branch managers and frontline […]