the practice of unhurried leadership
going deeper into the challenges of working with people
It's time for a fresh approach
"Do it! Be prepared for a challenge. Be prepared for thinking about things in a different way."
-Sandy Brain, Walk.ie
What got us where we are - as individuals, as organisations and, frankly, as a species - isn't going to take us where we need to be. It's safer than you think to let go of the handrail.
We've been collaborating over many years. We combine practical experience in organisations and work with the Oxford University and Columbia Business Schools. We're now ready to release The Practice into the wild.
we believe in...
...using time differently
Unhurried is the pace we set when we’re in tune with what we’re doing. It’s not necessarily going slowly. It’s about finding a way to create resonance between us as we work.
...difference and difficulty as a source of creativity
Unhurried teams find ways to use - rather than suppress - their differences, so they are a source of new thinking. It's possible to keep companionship even in adversity.
...playing with focus
To be creative, we need to move between intense concentration and relaxed reflection. A kind of flexible attentiveness is an antidote to the many things in life that can fracture our attention.
...the wisdom of uncertainty
Working creatively means being wary of formulaic solutions and models. These offer the comfort of certainty but often at the expense of aliveness.
With the rise of artificial intelligence and the growing digitisation of work, we need to allow people to do what humans uniquely can do.
According to legend, at the age of 95, the cellist Pablo Casals was asked why he continued to practise on the cello. He replied, "because I'm beginning to notice some improvement."
We learn by performing into new roles. There's an element of risk and a willingness to accept the attention of others. If it feels safe, it isn’t leadership.
experience unhurried leadership
3rd & 4th April 2019
with Johnnie Moore and Nikki Hinksman
"Helpful, affirming, fun. Something has shifted in me... I do feel more assertive, confident and clear."
-Henri Stevenson, City & Guilds
a program built for and with you
We practice what we preach. We're arriving with years of experience and ideas, not a pre-set list of activities. We'll create in response to what you bring. Turn up with a challenge and we'll start from there, working together as a group. Be prepared to be surprised.
show up - let go - jump in
learning is an adventure
The first step is to show up - that’s usually the easiest bit. Then let go - of expectations, of old habits of thinking and acting, of worn-out stories we tell ourselves about what we can and can’t do, or why something will or won’t work. And then jump in - to new experiences and ideas, to different ways of thinking and being.
facilitated for aliveness
be challenged, excited, surprised...
We use activities and conversations to help everyone explore their own edges. There is a rich mixture of conversations, space for reflection, and playful experimentation.
in an inspiring space
our venue: king's college, cambridge
We're hosting this in one of our favourite venues, King's College, Cambridge. It's a great place to work: people tell us they feel smarter just walking in the door. We're including overnight accommodation in the college for the middle night of the workshop.
bookings and questions
Places are £1250 plus VAT, including all refreshments, overnight accommodation on 3rd April and breakfast in college on 4th April.
We'd be delighted to speak to you about the workshop, and/or to make a booking for you. Payment can be via credit card or bank transfer.
meet the team behind unhurried leadership
Our April workshop is hosted by Nikki and Johnnie
Auckland, New Zealand
David Matthew Prior
New York, USA