What the climate crisis needs from us

Climate change is one of the greatest threats we’re currently facing, and I believe a commitment to tackling it should be something every leader is present to. The data speaks for itself. In its Global Risks report 219, the World Economic forum extreme weather events and the failure of policies to address climate change as [...]

By |2019-08-16T16:11:20+00:0016.08.2019|

If you feel disconnected

Leadership is sometimes characterised as a lonely path. In my experience, the opposite is true. One thing which makes the new paradigm of leadership distinct is the fact that it thrives not on competition, and success despite others, but in collaboration and connection. Success with and through others. As leaders, we need to be able [...]

By |2019-07-15T14:25:26+00:0016.07.2019|

Society 5.0 – Our final exam as leaders

Have you heard of Society 5.0? It’s the Japanese government’s vision for the future, and it envisages a world very different from the one we live in now. What is Society 5.0? “Society 5.0 represents the 5th form of society in our human history, chronologically following hunting, farming, industry, and information. The Fourth Industrial Revolution [...]

By |2019-06-10T13:15:30+00:0010.06.2019|

4 centuries of anger – time for a change?

This week I’ve been feeling angry. It started when I read the moving testimony of Mo Mowlam’s stepdaughter – who was, rightly, indignant that there was barely any mention of the vital role her extraordinary mother played in the creation of the Good Friday agreement in Northern Island. The agreement was pivotal to ending the [...]

By |2019-04-17T12:50:44+00:0016.04.2019|