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From my series answering questions sent in by readers, this week’s question asks about values. We recently came up with a set of values and rolled them out to everyone in the business. We even have them up on posters around the office but I still see people doing a lot...

The ‘slow’ movements around the world which began with Slow Food, have since expanded into various areas of thinking and doing underpinned by the ideal of taking the time to make a connection. Reading the terrific book Slow Fix by Carl Honoré got me thinking about the idea of “slow brand” (I sense a...

Values. Google calls them the “ten things we know to be true”. Atlassian says they “guide our business, our product development, and our brand”. Big corporates like to talk about them but they never seem to add up. I call them non-negotiables. It’s not news that you need to have a set...

One of my favourite topics addressed in my articles, and one I talk about regularly with clients, is how actions align with values. Values aren’t values unless you do them every day, and one of the best organisations around for actioning their values is Patagonia. I know I use them as an example a...

For many years I’ve practiced yoga. And in our practice we spend a lot of time looking at the little things and their impact on the whole. How is your weight distributed over your feet? Are you bending forward from your waist or your hips? Are your inside elbows facing...