This section of the website contains reviews, mainly of books (my passion) but as it develops, I hope over time to include reviews of films, documentaries, exhibitions, events and so on. If you want to contribute to the reviews, please get in touch.

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If you would like to contribute to the Reviews on this page, please get in touch. I am a passionate reader, but fairly eclectic, and i would love to get as wide a range of content and topics as possible. Please contact me through any of the media listed on the page Contact-us.

Values of the Workspace

The Economist magazine's online event Innovation@Work reflected the extraordinary changes in work practices that have resulted from the Covid-19 pandemic. But I was left with a big question-mark over whether attitudes to staff have really changed at a deeper level....

Driving Lessons

Short poem by Peter advising his daughter on her 17th birthday how to approach driving lessons.

Purpose and Meaning

“This volume should be considered as a beginning, and not as an end,” Roberto Assagioli, the founder of psychosynthesis, wrote in “The Act of Will”. My own copy of the Act of Will, published by Turnstone Press in 1984, is dog-eared, covered in pencil notes, and its...

The Lotus: A Creative Symbol

The lotus is an ancient and powerful symbol. The close connection between spiritual growth and creativity makes it a potent  symbol for artists. But the metaphors that give it symbolic depth  are also relevant for contemporary leadership challenges.  I have a personal...

Coaching The Pilgrims’ Way by Glyn Owens

This is one of those rare books that begins  with a story that blows your mind, and  then continues on a magical, mystery tour  that some will find inspiring , but others may take with a metaphorical pinch of salt.  The Pilgrims’ Way runs from four locations  in...

The Seven Types by Kenneth Sorensen

The Seven Types  Kenneth Sorensen’s book takes what I  believe are some less well-known aspects  of Roberto Assagioli’s theories, and  works these into a colourful and compelling book for self-analysis.  I am a colour addict, and I found this an  easy read, full of...

5DL by Roger Evans

5DL Roger Evans wrote the Creative Manager  in the 1970s, putting a focus on the human  dimensions of leadership that at the time  was revolutionary.  The Five Dimensions of Leadership are  Self-Awareness, Awareness of Others, Systemic Awareness, Being Strong but...

The Way of Psychosynthesis by Petra Guggisberg Nocelli

This is a hidden gem. Petra Guggisberg  Nocelli has written this biography of  Roberto Assagioli in close liaison with  the Istituto di Psicosintesi in Italy. It  tracks the early growth of Assagioli’s  psycho-therapy, his work with Freud and  Jung, his movement from...

Psychosynthesis Leadership Coaching by Aubyn Howard

Aubyn Howard’s book on Psychosynthesis Leadership Coaching is timely given the seismic and convulsive changes in leadership that we have seen in recent months. Aubyn has written a series of Crisis blogs during the Covid-19 crisis, and although this book is not about...

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