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January 4, 2017

Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey had me sold in the opening paragraph of, 'An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization':

“In an ordinary organization, most people are doing a second job no one is paying them for.  In businesses large and sm...

January 4, 2017

As 2016 draws to end we decided to share our thoughts on a book we’ve each read this year.  I’ve chosen, 'What Works: Gender Equality by Design' by Iris Bohnet.

In a year full of bad news and examples of what doesn’t work, I’ve tried hard to pay attention to the good ne...

December 15, 2016

This month DivaManc has been featured in Public Sector Focus, UK and in Tribune Feminista, Spain!

(Our article as published in Public Sector Focus November-December 2016)

Putting the DIVA into Devolution

A growing group of grassroots women in Greater Manchester are creati...

December 8, 2016

New and exciting joint-work between amity and Happen aims to, “ignite and nurture strength in purposeful collaboration”

Coworking spaces are booming in Greater Manchester and it’s no surprise with a seemingly unstoppable growth in the numbers of freelancers, entrepreneu...

December 1, 2016

(One from the archives, first published on HelenSandersonAssociates website 16 October 2015. I'm preparing for a session where I'll be supporting a team to walk the toxins grid, I came back to this blog I wrote in 2015 so thought I'd reshare.)

I had an incredibly reward...

November 23, 2016

A pretty momentous fortnight, or year I guess.  Yes, the words I have to offer on the seismic shift in the global political sphere are inadequate.  Others have done a far better job articulating the personal, local and global impact, and will no doubt continue to do so...

November 22, 2016

(First published on DivaManc.org website)

I arrived at our 'DivaManc Switch-On',  on 12 November, a cold wet Thursday evening, feeling rather bruised and shaken by Trump's electoral victory combined by a complete lack of sleep.   I knew I wasn't alone....

November 2, 2016

Generally there’s a first step in successful collaborations in all walks of life – finding the person or persons who will be your fellow collaborator(s).  Just like romantic relationships the potential for a certain connection might creep up on you over time or suddenl...

October 27, 2016

Earlier this week I was sharing my thoughts on the importance of good quality communication at the root of successful teams.  In fact, at the root of all relationships and collaboration.  Communication is clearly a multi-faceted thing, experienced on a host of levels b...

October 24, 2016

I’ve worked in, built and managed a lot of teams: teams developed from scratch to deliver new functions, teams merged as the result of corporate restructures, project teams with individual members delivering varied roles, capacity and to different levels of priority, s...

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