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Chris Grant

QuestionWhat inspires you?


QuestionHow do you relax?

AnswerWalking in Greenwich Park; reading novels; music; physical exercise; tidying my house; noticing beauty; finding my centre

QuestionWhat single thing would improve the quality of your work-life?

AnswerCheap, efficient, fast, reliable, low-carbon transport links

QuestionWhat is your greatest fear?

AnswerSleepwalking through my life

QuestionWhat is your guiltiest pleasure?


QuestionWhat words or phases do you most overuse?


QuestionWhat has been your most challenging situation as a leader?

AnswerBeing attacked

QuestionWhat did you learn from that experience?

AnswerNo wound inflicted by anyone else is as debilitating as those I have inflicted on myself

QuestionWhat is your idea of perfect happiness?

AnswerBeing fully present

QuestionWhich book(s) are you reading at the moment?

Answer“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.

QuestionWhich 'leader' from the past or present day do you most admire and why?

AnswerArthur 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.

QuestionWhere would you like to live?

AnswerRight here, right now

QuestionWhat is your favourite smell?

AnswerMy Love

QuestionIf you were a super hero, what would your power be?

Answer“Empathy Man”: Wherever I went, people would be able to put themselves in each others’ shoes

QuestionFor what cause would you die?

AnswerI’m not sure

QuestionWhat do you consider to be your greatest (professional or personal) achievement?


QuestionWhat has been your most embarrassing moment?

AnswerConcentrating on “winning” the argument, when the situation required me to reach out and make a connection.

QuestionIf you were stranded on a desert island what 5 things would you want with you?

AnswerSurprise me!


Chris Grant

Name: Chris Grant
Organisation: 14A Coversations
Location: Greenwich

Mediation / Development / Bridging / Designing and facilitating group processes / Trusting People