Speak Out! Take Action!

While only a brief mention here on our television news, the football team San Diego Loyal’s move to walk off the pitch midway through a game following a alleged homophobic slur against one of their players certainly brought international attention to the issue. Allegations of racist and homophobic insults have of course been made before,Continue reading “Speak Out! Take Action!”

It’s still gold

Almost 10 years on, what Sir Paul Callaghan said while presenting in March 2011 still holds true. We need to understand the true drivers for our economy – and even back then he knew it wasn’t tourism or politician identified ‘knowledge’. Niche tech – as identified and researched by entrepreneurs, not bureaucrats and certainly notContinue reading “It’s still gold”

Is it time for change? Really?

I wrote this as a comment to a really good post on LinkedIn that said it is time for change and we need to make the most of the opportunities this virus has unfortunately presented us with. “Many people in the impact space are thinking (or is it hoping?) that we will see significant changeContinue reading “Is it time for change? Really?”

Feed-back on Touch Point

With everything in lockdown, people have turned to reading so I thought I’d quickly share some of the feedback of received on Touch Point, seven business strategies for a better world. “This type of thinking should be taught at university.” “Great ideas, the danger is middle managers play power games by interfering with the messagesContinue reading “Feed-back on Touch Point”

No argument from me

The Sustainable Business Network (NZSBN) has collated 12 predictions for sustainable business this year. As with most things “sustainability” related, the focus is on environmental issues (not that there is anything wrong with that) but it was great to see a media organisation pick up on the people message, especially a business editor. Here’s whatContinue reading “No argument from me”

Intention vs Reality

We have all seen the various statistics about the intentions of millennials. The one that fascinates me is that over half have said that they would leave a job if the organisation didn’t have a positive impact on communities. I’ve written before about how this view isn’t restricted to millennials, however, the thing that reallyContinue reading “Intention vs Reality”

Hear ye, hear ye

Those that know me, or have even met me briefly, will be aware that self-promotion is simply ‘not my thing’. It really is one of my many weaknesses. That being the case, you will appreciate how important this post is to me. I’ve written a book! This post isn’t about sales nor is it aboutContinue reading “Hear ye, hear ye”

Business and doing good

In leadership, we now frequently talk about purpose. It’s mainstream and it’s powerful. Business can be a lever for doing good in our communities, and for making a better world. If you haven’t come across the concept of B Corp Certification previously, I urge you to watch this video. You don’t have to go downContinue reading “Business and doing good”

Authentically authentic!

Two years ago I posted my definition of authenticity. Authentic is still one of the current buzz words and for me, once I see a word being used in discussions around mainstream marketing, I know it’s been well and truly kidnapped. Authentic is a word we should be using and to help reclaim it, hereContinue reading “Authentically authentic!”