A wet Brighton evening brightened up by the wonderful music of Guy Chadwick and Pete Astor and their respective bands. Playing classics from the House of Love and the Weather Prophets past and more recent material. A chance to reflect and reminisce on what a long strange trip it has been.
Leadership has been described as a seduction. A counterbalance to this seduction is more open acknowledgement and discussion about the dark side of leading change. I highlight how academics encouraged coercive persuasion, manipulation and aggression in the development of leadership. Rather than practices to be avoided, these developments were seen as beneficial even integral to what was being prescribed.
On a sunny Saturday morning (21st May 2022) Moai and I went on a trip to the Saltdean seafront. We both enjoyed ourselves and we hope you enjoy the photos from our little adventure.
An appreciative book review of A Practical Guide to End-of-Life Care edited by my sister Clair Sadler.
My review of the Stewart Lee - Snowflake/Tornado tour he performed at the Brighton Dome on the 18th February 2020 and on the 25th February 2022.
As a teenager in the eighties one of my guilty pleasures was watching a Scottish soap opera – Take the High Road on daytime television. It is accessible again, decades later and just as pleasurable.
This post focuses on how evaluating change and change agency debates lost their way. Three frames for thinking about these debates are introduced and differentiated.