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Getting an audio meeting to work: walking over the bridge

One thing that has really struck me about running audio meetings is how easy it is for a meeting to descend into polite confusion. There are, indeed, some subtle changes that can either make or break a meeting held in this environment. An obvious observation is to underestimate the time needed for the technology, Internet, routers, security to complete … Continue reading Getting an audio meeting to work: walking over the bridge

Listening to ignite the human mind

I have read with great interest the current debates on the importance of listening. What has interested me for some time is the power of listening, real listening, just enjoying somebody's thinking with no need to add or change or adapt the magic of their thoughts.  I suppose I think that people deserve not to be interrupted from … Continue reading Listening to ignite the human mind

Ethics of online coaching

Recently, I gave a presentation on the ethics of online coaching at Oxford Brookes University The question I wanted to ask was, what happens to ethics when we go into a digital environment? Arguably, ethically, online coaching has the same issues as  face to face coaching. In that a coach will seek to create an … Continue reading Ethics of online coaching

Who are the top performers in the Social Business Index?

I have been watching the Dachis Group as they have some interesting things to say about how to implement a Social Business Design strategy in your organisation. To quote their website... "Dachis Group helps companies reinvent themselves into dynamic, socially calibrated organizations that gain constant value from their ecosystem of connections". Great intro! Now, what is … Continue reading Who are the top performers in the Social Business Index?

Why I think Social Business Design is important

I am very excited by the ideas behind social business design. Let me explain what I mean. What I am looking for is a way to find a balance between my work, the amazing technology available to me and the world in which I live, society. I want to be able take a holistic view … Continue reading Why I think Social Business Design is important