Our Challenge

We live and operate in a fast and busy world where speed, effectiveness and action are highly regarded. Technology is accelerating the pace at which we are expected to work and blurring the boundaries between the workplace and home. Pressure is increasing to ‘get more from less’ at a global, national and organisational level.

Many people at all levels, across different sectors are struggling to balance the demands made on them and find the time to do all the things they are expected to do. Their response is to work harder, faster and longer. In doing so, many of us have become disconnected from the natural world and from part of themselves.

We are in danger of becoming ‘human doings’ rather than ‘human beings’.

Helping people see that working like this is unsustainable and that there is an alternative, is our challenge. Slowing down to understand what is happening and to reconnect with what is really important to you is part of the approach we use on our leadership programmes or when coaching.  Slowing down does not mean you become less effective.  It often means the opposite.  Where are you when you have your best ideas for example? You are probably not at work!  Most people experience breakthrough thinking when they are not 'consciously thinking' at all.

Reflection is part of the learning cycle but if we are too busy to slow down, then we are too busy to learn.