Category: Discussables

What links love, sex, & intimacy to Edward Snowden & whistleblowing?

Undiscussables Opinio Piece

Is there a relationship between our individual capacities for speaking the truth, and the patterns we see in organisations and human systems in general? If we can’t discuss the undiscussable with our loved ones, what does that mean for our workplaces? Read more →

February 11 2014
Author stevehearsum
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Is truthfulness a competency?

As human beings, we tend to ignore the elephant in the room because we fear the consequences. Truth is a time bomb; the fuse is lit, and when it goes off we’ll all get blown to bits.

Really?… It could just be that when it blows there’s nothing more than a lovely colourful (and perfectly harmless) foam fountain. Why do we fear the worst? Read more →

July 17 2013
Author stevehearsum
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How not speaking out is ‘hard wired’?…

I went to a book launch this week, for Embodied Leadership by Pete Hamill – a great writer, and, in the interests of full disclosure, a friend. During a talk about how he came to write the book, Pete suggested that whilst most of us like to think that we would have the courage to speak out, the reality is that the vast majority of us are in a group that don’t. Read more →

June 28 2013

Conversations about the value of conversations in organisations

Our interview with a public sector HR officer reveals the importance of listening to informal discussions to balance legitimate and ‘shadow-side’ processes and sustain an open culture. Read more →

January 29 2013
Author TeamUD
Category Discussables
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