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Red Pepper Tatin

A twist on the classic french tarte tatin using peppers and onions instead of apples. Caramelised vegetables line the base of the tin and are topped with rich cheese pastry. Turn it out, pastry side down and serve hot or cold with a crunchy salad. Continue reading


Aligning strategy, vision and purpose

Strategy, vision and purpose are not new inventions. Once upon a time people were in charge of their own work. Although it was mostly manual toil, people could take pride in their labour which brought satisfaction. With industrialisation labour … Continue reading

A Deeper Kind of Leadership

Number 4 of 4. We should note that although algorithms and robots threaten to make us all redundant, they have no leadership skills and cannot form teams. They can displace us in linear systems but not in organic … Continue reading


Teamwork and Leadership

Number 3 of 4. In addition to those confusions about leadership being the preserve of a few we also have confusions about teamwork. In our ordinary language we would suppose that the leadership team is a team of … Continue reading

Mechanism or organism?

Number 2 of 4. Writing in Resurgence magazine, Herbert Gerardet, co-founder of the World Future Council, points out that mechanical systems tend to be linear whereas natural systems are cyclic. Transfer this principle to organisations and we can … Continue reading

The way we do things

Number 1 of 4. Have you noticed the extent to which people, especially those in the media, talk about leaders as if they would solve all our problems, if only we would let them. Unfortunately, very few of … Continue reading

Provençal Vegetable Pie

Another favourite dish with our clients is the Provençal Vegetable Pie. Continue reading

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A place that works for you

Corporate venue As a corporate venue High Trenhouse enhances processes of exploration, learning or development.  Because you have exclusive use, every space in the place is there just for you and your group. The formal work spaces are adaptable … Continue reading


Smörgåstårta is a delicious Swedish Sandwich cake. It makes a stylish centre piece for your buffet. Continue reading


Pattern Thinking

By observation of what goes on in the world we make sense by creating corresponding patterns in our mind. Referring to this patterning of knowledge we decide how to act, thereby projecting the patterns in our mind out onto the world. Can we get better at such processes and would doing so make our actions more beneficial and more effective?
This short article raises such questions and suggests possible answers, provoking us to think differently about the patterns behind events. By becoming more aware of the patterns underlying our behaviours we can get better at what we do. Continue reading

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