Tag Archives: resilience

3-day Mindfulness nature retreats

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  In need of rejuvenation and reconnection? Back by popular demand! I am running 3-day residential mindfulness nature retreats for 4-6 people over the summer period. The retreats are taking place in the Lake District and Forest of Bowland. The … Continue reading

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on mindfulness: the breath is your friend

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I’ve been practising mindfulness meditation in various forms for over 7 years, but in the past few months it’s become much more of a central feature in my work and PhD research. It’s like all roads are leading in this … Continue reading

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Manchester – local food economy

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In a previous post I described a project I’m working on with the Transition Network, assessing the potential value of a new (more resilient and sustainable) local economy in Manchester UK. Here’s a presentation on Manchester local food economy it’s based … Continue reading

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Researching value of new local economy

I’m working on a project with Transition Network to assess the potential value of a new (more resilient and sustainable) local economy in Manchester. The research focuses is on local food, retrofit of housing, and renewable energy sectors. We’re gathering … Continue reading

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Greening the arts: from values to actions

This is a full version of the article I’ve written in Arts Professional issue 244. Denial, fear, anger, grief, despair, guilt, smugness, hope.  How are you feeling today? These are some typical responses to the enormity and complexity of the … Continue reading

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How does nature do resilience? And who/what is the mycelium of Manchester?

At the All About Audiences conference in April this year, I delivered a workshop on organisational and personal resilience. I defined resilience as ‘maintaining function in light of a disturbance‘, where the disturbance for organisations is anything that causes a … Continue reading

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Leadership in the face of global challenges

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Economic instability, climate change, biodiversity loss and resource scarcity are hugely complex global challenges to organisational viability. In the diagram below I show in simplified form how some of these factors interrelate and impact on business. What’s not in the … Continue reading

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