My life and work has been shaped by the questions that I am interested in.
- How can we become less attached to control, and more adept at working with whatever the world throws at us?
- How could work become simpler, easier and more satisfying for ourselves and for the people we work with?
- How could we behave more like ecosystems and less like machines?
- How does the way we meet and interact, down to details like how we arrange the chairs, affect what we say, what we think and what we are capable of?
These questions, and others like them, aren’t ones I consciously set out to answer. They have emerged from action, reflection and study, over many years. Nonetheless, they make sense of what I have done and drive the activities and experiments that I engage in.
It was a programme I created, designed and facilitated for two senior doctors from University College Hospital. There is too much variety in what I do for anything to be typical, but it is an example of the kind of thing I love to create.