C is for Co-ordinating People’s Strengths

Super teams are special. They start by building on their strengths and clarifying their picture of success.

They pursue a clear strategy and perform superb work. They find solutions to challenges and do whatever Read more

O is for Being Able To Observe Ourselves Objectively From The Outside

Looking back on your life, can you recall a time when you were able to hover above an event involving yourself and see it from outside?

You may have been tackling a challenge, suffering Read more

O is for The Organic Approach To Encouraging People

The organic approach aims to develop the seeds that are already within people. It focuses on when people, teams and organisations come alive and perform brilliantly.

The approach encourages people to build on their Read more

G is for Gold Medal Mentality

Looking back at your life, have you ever met somebody who has had a gold medal mentality? They may have been a gardener, teacher, chef, athlete, architect, dancer, professor or whatever.

Looking at the Read more

A is for Appreciative Inquiry

There are many models for helping people, teams and organisations to develop. Appreciative Inquiry is one of the most effective. It is based on what works.

The approach starts by inviting people to Read more

A is for Altruism

This article provides an introduction to Altruism. It explores how people express kindness when faced by challenges.

Samuel and Pearl Oliner have devoted much of their lives to studying humanity at its best. Their Read more

G is for Don Greene: Helping People To Perform Under Pressure

Don helps performing artists, athletes and others to perform at their best – even when under pressure. A deeply compassionate person, his work embodies the qualities of profound simplicity.

Many people will have heard Read more

F is for Roger Fisher: His Work On Negotiation

Roger Fisher made a great contribution to peace. Known for his books on negotiation such as Getting To Yes, his obituary in the Economist described him as a ‘lawyer, teacher and peacemaker.’

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P is for Making Physical, Psychological And Philosophical Changes

Imagine you are a leader who wants to transform a culture. How can you get some early wins on the road to delivering success? One approach is to learn from individuals who make changes Read more

C is for Kathleen Cushman: Fires In The Mind

Kathleen’s work complements that of many great educationalists who have supported the positive spirit in young people. Here are two reactions to her book Fires In The Mind.

This inspiring book helps Read more