A lively foray into the future of work to explore how leaders can rally their people and organisations through change, while remaining relevant themselves. Spoiler: in a somewhat ironic, but by no means unwelcome discovery, we find that human skills are even more important than ever in the age of artificial intelligence and automation.
[VIDEO ESSAY] From invisible to influence (redux)
A (still) really quite fascinating exploration into the phenomenon of habituation. In a business landscape where attention is the difference between invisible and influence, this is essential viewing for savvy leaders.
Upwards, not Northwards
An exploration into the depths of language—pushing past grammar, professionalism, action-orientated, and other predictables and into far more enticing fare. The fascinations of philosophy, psychology, linguistics, and neuroscience, woven into a frankenquarterly of unreasonable length but most satisfying breadth and depth. In a business landscape where language is typically painted beige at best, or unintelligible at worst—let this be a rally against apathy.
A spirited exploration into the emotions of curiosity, anticipation, and surprise, and how we can use them to foster engagement, facilitate learning, change behaviours, and build better employee experiences. Along the way we’ll wallow briefly in a guilty pleasure, cast aspersions on the intelligence of infants, and talk conspiracies and inappropriate human-extraterrestrial relations. Don’t operate heavy machinery because you’ll literally be high as a kite before you’re halfway though. That’s not a promise, it’s a guarantee. Curious? That’s only natural. Come, let's sate your voracious cognitive appetite…
The employee experience
All hands on deck in a plucky attempt to reframe the hoary old culture and engagement tropes. Important issues — both. But, is there a simpler solution to these complex challenges. What if an answer lay, say, in redesigning the employee experience, we wonder? A curious bound through possible as we incite the shrewd leader (you!) to reimagine the methods used to connect with, inspire, and move your people.
Join as we set out stout-hearted to simplify the complicated relationship between complexity and simplicity. Not without purpose though — no, but to help leaders like you take inherently complicated issues, processes and information and transform them into easily digestible and engaging fare. This isn’t a manual for minimalism or dumbing down, howevs. No, you’re much, much better than that. Instead, we seek a process that celebrates complexity while making it seem simple. Devilishly difficult, yes — yet necessary for any who seek to set new standards.
The power of many
A curious experiment whereby we take a behavioural scientist, a psychologist, a creative, and a strategist, throw them together in a range of settings (spoiler: they do walk into a bar) to collaborate on a piece about… collaboration. Pause a moment and marvel at the multi-facets, but also read for the results — they fascinate! So, if you’ve ever wondered if there was a better way to work together, come immerse in the sweat of our collective brow.
Roll with us on a rambling manifesto for change as we rage furious at Professionalism, hoist the flag for Human, and unmask the myth that the two are mutually exclusive. Together we’ll wander back and forth between art and neuroscience, with a brief historical detour down the cobbled streets of Industrial Revolution era Great Britain (we warned you it was rambling), before plunging headlong down the rabbit hole to re-imagine communication and re-think the employee experience. Consider this a rally, of sorts, for clever leaders with bold ideas — to engage, inspire, and influence their people, and propel their organisation onwards.
From invisible to influence
A really quite fascinating exploration into the phenomenon of habituation, how leaders can better communicate big ideas, the folly of style guides for internal communications, engineering delight, and a sneaky epiphany.