So who is this Leon fellow?
Hi, I’m Leon.
I get asked a lot about whether staff should be remote or in the office. My answer is always, that’s the wrong question to start with. I help leaders like you navigate the modern and future world of work to create spaces and places that your employees can be productive and feel valued.
I am a little bit obsessed with enabling humans to achieve more at work by creating the optimum environment including people, technology and joy (I know. Odd one to end with but life is too short to not have fun).
My first degree was in Cybernetics (think robots and space lasers… without the lasers.) It was so much fun. I loved working in an area that practically no human had been able to work in and I loved figuring out the puzzles of helping technology interact usefully with the modern world. In 2015 I got a distinction in my informatics masters (still fun, but granted much less fun title). I love science and being grounded in what works rather than the next fad!
What humans can achieve together with the tools we develop is truly amazing. Our ability to create useful tools and services is humanities super power. As a bit of indulgence (this is my about page after all) for thousands of years humans had a vision to soar with the birds. We first meaningfully achieved this vision on 21st November 1783 by inventing a new tool: the hot-air balloon. Then in 1903 we invented a second tool: the plane. Then after being airborne for less than 100 years … we invented a third gravity defying tool: the rocket and with that walked on the moon.
Just let that sink in because we take for granted all the tools that others have invented and built for us that allow us to do so much more than our ancestors. Cars. Roads. Fridge freezers. Washing machines. Boilers (mine just broke..boo!!!). Phones. What do they enable you to do?
On top of the tools, we have services that mean we can live lives kings and queens of the past can only dream of. I can walk for 100 meters and buy a giant of the sea, trapped in a tiny can just for me (Tuna in case you were wondering.) I can get a gorgeously hot shower in my own home. Not right now obviously. Stupid boiler.
We denigrate work at our peril, it is through all working in our area that we have the amazing opportunities and comforts available to us.
The point is: Human’s used to live in caves. Monkeys used to live in trees. Humans win. You’ve got this!
So whatever your companies obsession and contribution to humanity is, mine is in helping you create the environment to get more, faster, with more joy.
Give me a call and let’s chat 🙂