Welcome to the Open Field home page

PeteYou are here because you have chosen to embark on a journey of discovery that will take you to very interesting places. How far and how fast you go is mostly up to you. The options as to the territory to be covered are vast, and we hope to make those options varied and fascinating - beyond the realms of the experience of most of us.

The intention of the Open Field programme is not directed at enhancing specific skills, and it is not aimed primarily at business skills. For our HL Hall & Sons' colleagues and the partners – the intention is to enable us to grow as human beings.

So much is written about leadership and what it takes to be effective in the world of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. Frequently we see leaders disappoint us as they struggle to master the temptations of power and wealth while some of the leaders who do inspire us are associated with descriptors such as reinvention, compassionate, authentic and humility.

This website is intended as a one-stop shop for all the information you require about the programme. It will be updated well in advance of each module with speaker profiles, agendas and logistical information. We’re aiming to help keep your inbox manageable and offer you the chance to immerse yourself in the programme’s content at your own leisure. We’ll be adding resources, recommendations for books and other interesting information as we go along and we’d welcome feedback on its usefulness and relevance to you.

In closing, I hope that the Open Field programme will provide an invitation to create a new image in your mind as to what is important in leading a fulfilling life – at home and at work – and I look forward to walking this journey with you.