All Meaning Fringe 2019

Leadership and Love: a radical approach for loveless times

Helena Clayton

Friday 15 November

9:30am - 12 noon

Jubilee Library, Brighton, BN1 1GE

Helena Clayton’s research shows that people think the presence of more love in their organisations would unleash new possibilities. But also that people think “love” is a toe-curling thing to talk about – something  we’re embarrassed to mention.

But this needs to change, says Helena, if we want workplace cultures that are regenerative, innovative and healthy. The pain, fear and stress that we currently experience is not OK…

So let’s find a new way to think about love. Let’s go beyond romantic love, and religious connotations, beyond compassion and empathy. Let’s look at… love as rage, love as choice, love as positivity and love as radical acceptance.

Let’s see what these lenses can offer us as a useful and practical way to create powerful and healthy workplaces. In this short and punchy workshop, there’ll be research findings, rich discussion, meaningful connection and a practical focus. Come and join in.

Leading from Love is ideal for leaders and others who want to shape their organisational culture; anyone who finds the idea love in the workplace strange or just plain wrong; those who are intrigued at the idea of new and bold approaches to help with tough times.

About Helena

Helena Clayton has been exploring ‘the difference that makes the difference’ in organisations for 20 years. Her mix of curiosity and pokiness, compassion and challenge makes her the ideal guide for this provocative and practical exploration of love and its gifts for leaders and organisations.

Meaning Fringe events are independently organised and separately ticketed.