What people have said about us


"you certainly made it very lively"


"Well described examples of organisational approaches to core values"


"The Top 10 Values - allowing you to see yourself in such a structured manner"

  • Tara Bennet Goleman

    Just as diamond is coal transformed, so clear awareness can arise from our confusion.

  • Ayn Rand, Novelist, 1905 - 1982

    Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of ones values

  • Norman Thomas, 1864 - 1968

    The secret of a good life is to have the right loyalties and hold them in the right scale of values

  • Albert Camus, 1913 - 1960

    If, after all, men cannot always make history have meaning, they can always act so their own lives have one.


Magma Effect - The Story

Some people like text books, lots of facts and figures to get your teeth into. Other people like fables, stories that have insight within them and suggest ways to approach things differently in future. I like stories. While I was "growing up" in management terms I loved the One Minute Manager series by Kenneth Blanchard and more recently Who Moved my Cheese by Dr Spencer Johnson.

One day Val McKie and I were talking about how we must write a book and what should we write about, courage was one possibility, leadership another, when Val declared "it should be a fairy story and you should write it!" Fairy story yeah right I thought, my training was as a pure scientist, what nonsense.

Two days later I had the start, the middle and the end of Magma Effectâ„¢ scribbled on scraps of paper around my house and to this day I do not know where it came from. Val and I like the story but the real test is whether anyone else will. If you have a few minutes to spare and fancy giving it a try please click here to download the first two chapters. Then if you have a few minutes more tell us what you think.

The Diamond Hidden Within Us



Diamonds. Strongest, hardest, and the most highly prized crystal to be found anywhere.

Diamonds and the Magma Effectâ„¢. A dynamic relationship exists between diamonds and magma