Lead Like a River 2016


August 13th – 20th, High Atlas Mountains Morocco     Are you ready to harness your passion, your experience and the skills you’ve worked hard to develop and recast them in a way that makes a greater contribution to people and the planet?     If so, the question you’re now asking yourself is how […]

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LEADERSHIP 2020


artgym CEO Eugene Hughes discusses 5 ideas for leaders to reflect on

  1. THERE’S A CURIOUS PARADOX ABOUT BEING SO CONNECTED…   As I’m writing this I’m actually sitting on the side of a mountain in a location that can only be described as ‘remote’. Yet I am more connected to people in the world than I could have ever been 20, 10 or even 5 years […]

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THE MIGRANT EXPERIENCE


artgym collaborates with Lebara, BeaconsfieldArts and migrant communities from around the world to present a unique exhibition, representing the authentic voice of the migrant experience. The Foundry, Centre for Social Change, 17 Oval Way, Vauxhall, London, SE11 5RR. Over a period of one year, artgym worked in collaboration with the employees of Lebara, the universal […]

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Introducing ‘feelix’ and a global initiative to picture how the world feels.   Where the idea came from. I work with images, metaphors and even dreams to help my clients unlock new ideas and insights. After all, a picture paints a thousand words. And this is particularly relevant when it comes to expressing your feelings. That’s because, it can […]

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feelix is a brand new free app that helps you to visually express and identify your emotions from day to day, creating your very own ‘emotoscape’. Its aim is to help users develop their own emotional awareness by allowing them to log and track their feelings from day to day – or even from hour […]

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Lead Like A River


Lead Like a River: Five Essential Elements of Purposeful Leadership Instead of leading like generals that rally the troops, what if we lead like rivers that nourish and contribute to the lands we move through. We stand at a very exciting time in the history of humanity I believe we stand on the edge of a […]

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Purposeful Leadership


Are we missing the purpose of Leadership? Recently I joined a group of academics, psychologists and leadership coaches in a discussion on the psychology of leadership and was struck by how much we focused on the mechanics of leadership. The more I explored this idea, the more I questioned whether contemporary leadership development theories and practices […]

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Slanting the Test-Tube


How can working with conflict facilitate a transformative learning experience? “Maybe we didn’t slant the test tube enough, or we heated it too quickly. In this way we learn what part of the danger lies in the matter and what part in our way of handling it.” – Sigmund Freud [1] Conflict is one of those loaded […]

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Are Leaders putting their whole Brains to work? Addressing the divided self in contemporary leadership and its impact on organisational performance. Flying back from a business trip a few weeks ago I overheard two travellers discussing difficult and significant organisational decisions they had to make in their corporation. What struck me was that the decision making […]

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Eugene Hughes – People Brands Eugene Hughes is the founder and chief executive of People Brands which advises on organisational strategy and leadership coaching. He has worked with clients like adidas, the US Navy, Microsoft and the BBC and he specializes in unlocking creative potential in the workplace and developing collaborative workplace culture. Eugene Hughes […]

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The Unconscious at Work


UNEARTHING THE UNCONSCIOUS AT WORK: How to create high performing teams through understanding collective unconscious processes. Returning from coaching a group of international leaders in India last week I reflected on how powerful and sometimes overwhelming group dynamics within a group can be and the impact this can have on a groups performance and potential. […]

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