Please share your favourite management development insight or quote.
That relationships are the core asset of any business, and that the role of leadership is to both nurture and sustain the conditions for their development - a personal insight that drives much of my client work and which I've developed in partnership with my colleague at Touchpoint Leaders.
What kind of person are you?
More about you (Short Bio or any other details you’d like people to know)
I have a passion for creating organisations that can connect - with themselves, with their clients and with their broader stakeholder communities, and work extensively with leaders and teams to help develop new insights into the dynamics of working and learning together. I’ve just finished co-authoring a book that builds on much of my experience to date, putting forward the proposition that effective relationships are critical to achieving engagement and innovation across diverse populations and geographies. Kogan Page will be publishing the book (Touchpoint Leadership: Creating Collaborative Energy Across Teams and Organizations) in February 2013. I’m now aiming to bring much more balance into my life, and am striving to re-orient my days and weeks around a passion for music and the natural world.
What I’d like from the AMED network is…
The opportunity to hear about others' experiences, to join in the discussions, to be challenged in my own assumptions and beliefs - and generally grow and learn.
What do you do for your own development?
I read as extensively as I can but find I need the interaction with others to fully explore and embed what I've read. I'm cutting down on the number of training events I attend and would rather find ways to join discussions, learning groups etc. wher I can explore in much more applied depth. I'm currently putting together a series of master classes that are challenging me to ensure the robustness of my practice - which is very useful - and I find the supervision network I participate in as an associate of the Bath Consultancy Group a great way to learn 'live' and in the moment. I've also just started singing lessons!