What inspires you?
How do you relax?
Walking in Greenwich Park; reading novels; music; physical exercise; tidying my house; noticing beauty; finding my centre
What single thing would improve the quality of your work-life?
Cheap, efficient, fast, reliable, low-carbon transport links
What is your greatest fear?
Sleepwalking through my life
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
What words or phases do you most overuse?
What has been your most challenging situation as a leader?
What did you learn from that experience?
No wound inflicted by anyone else is as debilitating as those I have inflicted on myself
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Being fully present
Which book(s) are you reading at the moment?
“The Yiddish Policemen’s Union” by Michael Chabon: a genius of a writer and evidence – once more – that novels can be the greatest text books for those interested in life and leadership.
Which 'leader' from the past or present day do you most admire and why?
Arthur Ashe: Grace; flexibility; the will to win; the willingness to be vulnerable; the stubbornness to arrive at his own sense of self in a world eager to define him; the courage to accept death. I could have chosen many other leaders … but Arthur came to mind.
Where would you like to live?
Right here, right now
What is your favourite smell?
If you were a super hero, what would your power be?
“Empathy Man”: Wherever I went, people would be able to put themselves in each others’ shoes
For what cause would you die?
I’m not sure
What do you consider to be your greatest (professional or personal) achievement?
What has been your most embarrassing moment?
Concentrating on “winning” the argument, when the situation required me to reach out and make a connection.
If you were stranded on a desert island what 5 things would you want with you?
Name: Chris Grant
Organisation: 14A Coversations
Mediation / Development / Bridging / Designing and facilitating group processes / Trusting People