Cooperative Inquiry Group

Cooperative Inquiry Groups

February 5, 2018

In any area of management, you will hear phrases like being “on team” and “singing from the same hymn sheet” practically every day. The concept is simple and logical enough – managers and their reports are, or at least should be, working toward common goals and with the same interests. read more

Paradoxical Theory of Change

The paradoxical theory of change

February 1, 2018

There is an old joke about a tourist trying to get to New York, Dublin or the city of choice for whatever national stereotype. He stops in a village out in the sticks to ask a local for directions. After long consideration, the local replies “If I was you, I read more


Gestalt Theory and Self-Regulation

January 19, 2018

A few months ago, I discussed the basis of Gestalt theory and its practical applications in the workplace. A fundamental principle that underlies Gestalt is the holistic nature of humans, every part having an influence on and being influenced by another part. This means that each person needs to read more

Leading Change

Leading Change

January 10, 2018

Regular visitors to these pages will know that I have discussed a number of approaches to leading change over the past few months. These have predominantly looked at some of the psychological methods by which we can help people adapt and accept changing times, breaking down barriers and overcoming resistance. Now, read more


An introduction to phenomenology in the workplace

December 11, 2017

Phenomenology is a concept from one of the many theories and academic texts on the subject of business management, and most of these see the discipline as a subset of social science. By this, I mean they look at sociological theories, assumptions and principles and then apply them to read more

Change Process
Personal Development Plan

Creating a Personal Development Plan

November 27, 2017

None of us enters the corporate world without aims and aspirations. But, as John Lennon said, life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. We go from day to day with certain priorities, and before we know it days turn into weeks, months turn into years read more

Action Learning

Developing Skills and Knowledge with Action Learning

November 20, 2017

In the 1980s, pioneering management consultant Reg Revans published his two most famous books, The Origins and Growth of Action Learning in 1982 and ABC of Action Learning in 1983. These publications made him one of the most well-known and sought-after figures in business coaching and management consultancy in read more

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