Xenergie Blog

11 January 2023

Building Sustainable Teams

Disruption comes in many forms, but rarely does it arrive simultaneously and globally.

The pace of change has been accelerating for decades, yet many of us find ourselves as now not only locked down, but also locked out of our ability to change. So how do we move on to a sustainable future?

Organisational Culture

19 December 2022

Getting beyond the Impasse of Cultural Gridlock to Reveal New Forms of Growth

When Zuckerberg ushered us into the Metaverse recently, many felt that he was brushing over Frances Haugen’s whistleblowing insights by focusing on a rebrand of the company, rather than the shortcomings. The competitive race for innovation vs our ability to integrate continues to be one of humanity’s greatest dilemmas – many would argue we have not progressed in closing the gap because those who are at the cutting edge lack the patience and empathy for those at the lagging edge and vice versa. Whilst this has always been so, as life accelerates faster into a digital age with all manner of other disruptions, the costs of separation are higher than ever and chaos is throwing most traditional...

14 October 2022

Gamechanging for sustainability with Boston Scientific.

The word Transformation is often used to cover types of change and Med-tech will change fundamentally in the coming years. With new regulations, the advent of AI, self-directed patient care and much else will create pressure on current operations to shift into new ways of working to remain sustainable.

1 August 2022

The collaborative versus the solo leader

Leadership in a team setting is much less about command and control, and more about getting the most out of a diverse and experienced group of individuals.” – ERNST AND YOUNG, 2013 

6 July 2022

Good work for all

Recently there hasbeen a plethora of discussions shaped by the changing nature of how we work. Technology evidently has become an integral part and even more, the focus has been driven towards understanding and improving the human experience. This has resulted in copious amount of pressure onto the shoulders of employers. The social responsibility of employers is to enhance employee experience in order to create a better society. The way people work is no longer fit for purpose. The working environment indeed stretches beyond and dissolves in the way people live, thus, influencing and defining the quality of people's lives.By providing access to good opportunities for training and...

1 June 2022

Five ways organisations can prepare for future change

In my last blog, I wrote about the importance of thinking systemically and sustainably, in order to be best prepared for the future. Advances in technology and the workplace transition from on-premise to remote, to now a hybrid of the two, promises disruption after disruption, but what does this mean for the organisation of the future? Beyond talk of digital human and driverless cars, how can humans relate to the future? Here are five things to bear in mind as your organisation prepares for future change.

10 May 2022

There’s no going ‘back to normal’: So where are we going instead?

The Difficulty with the Big Shift to Sustainability and Systemic Seeing.

All around us are the very real signs that we are in a massive transformation, and people are at different stages of grasping the enormity of it.Gleicher’s Formula for changespeaks to the fact that change is possible when people have a clear vision of the future. However, what happens when the future isn’t clear? Or is it that the picture we are being shown is simply too overwhelming?  

5 April 2022

Developing a consulting capability in your organisation.

If you're climbing Mount Everest, you’d rather Sherpa Tenzing by your side than go alone.

What has a Sherpa got to do with developing capabilities in your organisation you might ask?

Xenergie's definition of a Sherpa goes as follows:

"A Sherpa is a highly tuned change agent, beyond the usual notions of project director, who has a multi-faceted skill set, linked to both strategy and a depth and breadth of awareness around human and ecological systems. They have the ability to accompany people on a journey into the unknown, whilst teaching them how to navigate the journey themselves. raising awareness, building team spirit towards a meaningful shared purpose and make sense of the...

7 March 2022

Multi-level Systems Thinking

As we emerge into a post-digital, post-pandemic world we have seen how hyper-connected our societies, industries and environments have become. The well known metaphor of the butterfly flapping its wings and causing a storm on the other side of the world has become painfully evident over the last year. Whether it is due to digital transformation, globalisation, the impact of climate change or the pandemic we see how everything is connected.

7 March 2022

Who's turn is it to lead the conversation?

The corporate world is arguably in the greatest period of transformation. This revolution it is in, is largely one about how it shows up”, and the choices available in how it responds to the events of our time. With the right kind of leadership skills, this revolution is also a period of opportunity. So, who are the leaders we are talking about, and what is the “it” we are referring to in the corporate world? Who is the we” and who will drive this period of opportunity?

Those that got us here, those who will take us there, or the masterful collaboration of both and more?

Learning from our past mistakes

As we enter a new era, new types of leaders will be required to create, build and...