Do difficult conversations have to be difficult?

Quotefancy There’s a lot of content out there about how to have difficult conversations. These often focus on tools and techniques to plan and prepare and how to be during the conversation. Whilst these guides can be useful, framing these conversations as being...

Imagining the future using nostalgia

What are you watching on television at the moment?  What music are you listening to?  If you are anything like me you might be listening to music from your past or re-watching favourite films or TV programmes.  You might be watching...

Change and connectedness in a time of Covid-19

It is common knowledge that we humans can find change hard but right now, it feels like everything is changing around us.  We are being asked to stay at home, our work is now online and our children are not at school.  We can console ourselves that we are lucky that...

Taking the plunge. Why organisation change is like learning to swim.

I love to swim. But, for many people, swimming or being underwater is a frightening experience.  Many of us, even the most confident swimmers, will remember the scary feeling of having to go to the deep end of the pool for the first time. Being out of your depth can...

What’s in a name?

I’m often asked about my company name.  Firstly, how do you spell Feldspar and secondly, what does it mean?  Why did I choose it? Well, I love moonstones and jewellery and so hit upon ‘Feldspar’ as my company name which is the geological term for the...

Deep thought: why is it hard to find the time and space to think?

The chess fans reading this will know that Deep Thought was a computer developed to play chess against the best (human) chess players in the world.  The science fiction fans among us will know that Deep Thought was named after the computer with the same name from The...