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Leadership Advisory


Do you remember the time when you were little?

Do you remember the cute character 'Jiminy Cricket' in the early Pinocchio cartoons?

Jiminy Cricket is a figure in the said cartoon, that is drawn up to look like a tiny, cute and dashing cricket and acts as the conscience of Pinocchio. Pinocchio is a puppet, caved out from wood by Mastro Geppetto a woodcarver/carpenter.

Jiminy Cricket coined the term when he said to Pinocchio:
"When you get in trouble and you don't know right from wrong, give a little whistle." 

In addition to that Jiminy Cricket was drawn up as living proof that being curious and inquisitive can be a good thing. 

What does this cartoon mean for the  Leadership Advisory part of our business?

Are we joking? No. We try to bring joy into the process of inquiry and try to have fun by doing so. This does not mean that we are less serious, but we found that when being at play, certain 'things' can emerge that help us to understand better and to make better decisions. 

This is why we introduced Jiminy as a symbol - to help to make better understandable what being inquisitive, curious as well as being serious and successful can also look like. 

We use the figure of Jiminy Cricket to symbolise conscience when we want or need to seperate the wheat from the chaff  in order to figure out which route to follow best or which own path to select - be it within our organisations or within our private life. 
An additional point of reference is Hippocrates. 
In his book ''Of the Epidemics' he stated:
'..to do good or do no harm... and
if you have doubts don't do it."
(source: https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/first-do-no-harm-201510138421)

In this sense, we invite you to give us a little whistle - then we offer you our support during your complex decision making process and will as well act as your conscience and help you to keep the overview

Are you drawn to Jiminy Cricket also? 
Would you like to schedule your complimentary chemistry meeting?
Then we invite you to do this here so that we can have a look at your requirements and you can then decide how to take it from there. 

We are happy to help and look foward to meeting you and your organisation.
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