Last week, I was interviewed as part of a research project for a colleague / fellow researcher at London Metropolitan University. Her research topic is "Ethical Practice in HR Consultancy" and I happily volunteered to be a subject of her research, as this is a topic dear to my heart. Ethics in any business is an important enough issue and in consultancy it is absolutely vital to define boundary management, confidentiality and best practice.
One of her searching and well designed questions asked me to explain anything that I might hold as a touchstone for ethical practice. Without hesitating, I fetched a particular item from my desk and brought it into the interview space.
In explaining it to her and experiencing her interest in it, I realised that I am so used to this object and it is so much part of how we do things, that I take it for granted - it has been part of my landscape for years. I have explained it to various colleagues, clients and co-facilitators in the past - and the reaction is always one of interest and reaction at a deep level. So, I have considered that sharing it might serve as a useful Blog topic.
So - what is this miraculous object?