An inflection point for inclusion

READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION Creating diverse and inclusive organizations is a bigger imperative than ever. Leaders need to pick up the pace Our consciousness of systemic racism and inequity is heightened. The wave of protests and social unrest that followed the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery have combined with the … Read more

We can share our resilience reserves

Grit ought not be ringfenced to individuals READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION Resilience is all the rage. Across the world, no matter how draconian and inhumane the level of lockdown, managers, leaders, executives – let’s call them people – have been encouraged to tap into their psychological resources. The message is universal: the magic tonic … Read more

In the face of adversity

A great team dynamic was critical when Caterpillar and Duke CE decided to pivot to virtual leadership development in the face of Covid-19 READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION In early 2020, the range of opinions on the use of virtual programmes in corporate education was wide and varied. For some, shifting portions of the development … Read more

Art of war

Leaders still have much to learn from Sun Tzu’s ancient insights READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION Sun Tzu identified five dangerous flaws in a general’s character. Succumbing to these faults could turn otherwise successful military leaders into failures. The best strategy in the world can be fatally undermined by an unhelpful personal trait. Sun Tzu … Read more

Waking up to diversity risk

It’s time boards paid attention. Diversity, equity and inclusion issues could be material risks to your business  READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION Corporate boards and management seem to be finally waking up to the fact they must pay attention to a range of intangible risks – among them, environmental, social, governance and technology risks (ESGT … Read more

Inclusion, from the top

Company boards should steer organizations towards inclusivity READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION Diversity is only half the challenge. Assembling voices from myriad backgrounds – diversity – is a futile endeavour unless those voices are heard. Encouraging those voices – and amplifying them – is the crux of inclusivity. And it is the key to advancing … Read more

Leadership, Mars-style

Perseverance was born of curiosity READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION Perseverance was well named. The robot rover reached Mars on 18 February, having launched from Earth seven months earlier. Its touchdown on the Red Planet was an amazing feat of science, leadership and teamwork. The most crucial portion of the journey is the end: a … Read more

Where women thrive

READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION How can organizations create inclusive cultures for women to lead? It’s a viewpoint we often hear. “Inclusion of women isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s also good for business” – with the persuasive emphasis on the latter part of the phrase. But at a recent programme for global … Read more

A job for everyone

READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION Hiring for diversity-related roles is booming. It’s a good first step for organizations seeking to become more inclusive – but the work can’t stop there  In recent years, we’ve seen a proliferation of diversity-related positions in organizations. The post of chief diversity officer has become increasingly commonplace as businesses have … Read more

Purpose from the outside, in

Bill Cox inspires with the world outside his window READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION Aurecon, a leading international engineering and consulting company based in Asia-Pacific, prizes the human experience. Its chief executive Bill Cox is a Great Mind with a vision that challenges the transactional interpretation of business. Excellence in project delivery is a baseline. … Read more