Tag «#leadership»

room with a view

A few weeks ago I enjoyed hanging out with this great view, at the annual ICF conference. It was an interesting day and I learned a lot, as well as enjoying seeing so many colleagues again and feeling part of a tribe. My main takeaway is the importance of a leadership team working well together …

morning chat or morning dash?

Walking through Covent Garden one morning this week, I watched the stall holders set up. Anyone familiar with this spot in London will know how busy and bustly it will be in a few hours’ time! But for now, they are sipping their coffees, catching up with their fellow market sellers, and unpacking their wares …

AI… playing god?

Wow… this is when ethics become real. I’ve always felt an equal level of excitement and unease about AI. There are amazing opportunities and possibilities that machines and technology can help us with. But there are also a number of risks around taking humans out of the equation. This example of the driverless car (and …

wow!

  At the National Portrait Gallery for a quick visit before a meeting today, this picture stopped me in my tracks. At first glance it looked like a photograph, but the label stated that it was oil on canvas. Wow! I was really drawn to it and studied the painting for a while. Even on …

LOL…

Laugh out loud? Lots of love? Lemon or lime? There can be many meanings for the abbreviation “lol”. In this poster from Southeastern, it stands for “Leaves on line”. When we communicate with others, we generally assume that we have a shared understanding of the meaning of the words we use. But this can be …

all that shines…

On my way to the station the other morning I noticed this rug in the window of my local department store. It shone golden in the autumn sun, and only when I looked closer did I notice the design: it was a new rug masquerading as an old, worn and threadbare one. It made me …