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Helping women make shift happen in the global south

I am pleased as punch to have been elected to the Board of Directors for WOCAN. Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN) is a global non-profit organisation working out of Bangkok, Thailand to make demonstrable, measurable change in women’s lives. It is a vast networked organisation that focuses on women’s […]

Imagine turning down the top job

At the end of 2011, MBS executive recruitment consultants reviewed the reasons for the departure of high profile leaders from large, public corporations such as Lloyds TSB, Adidas and Pfizer. Exhaustion and personal reasons were cited by highly talented individuals as influencing their choice to leave. Once upon a time personal reasons and exhaustion might […]

Transforming sacred cows into purple cows

I just finished reading Walter Isaacson’s excellent warts and all biography of Steve Jobs. As I was reading Jobs’ own words about his legacy it occurred to me that one way of characterising part of that legacy would be to say that Jobs was a master of transforming sacred cows into purple cows. Let me […]

A powerful injection of passion and enthusiasm to change the world

This last weekend I was privileged enough to be allowed to volunteer as a coach / tutor, observer and photographer at The Young Foundation’s UpRising Leadership Programme UpRiser Retreat delivered by folk of the Roffey Park Institute. For two days I was surrounded by 50+ 19-25 year olds from three London east end boroughs. It […]