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Drivers and Allies

If you want to drive change, don't drive alone. Identify your allies. Bring those allies with you. Let them ride shotgun.
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How do you solve a problem called Inclusion? (2)

Inclusion is not an "HR problem" but a strategic challenge for boards. The solution does not lie only in fixing how you hire but in committing to driving cultural change.
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Accessibility, literacy, responsibility

If you are a board director who lacks fluency in technologies, established or emerging, you may be failing in your duties as a director, perhaps without realising.
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Connective tissue

Governance is a contact sport that requires boards to understand the connective tissue of an organisation; which like the human body is sadly only noticed when it fails to deliver as expected. We can choose to take more conscious approaches to noting its role.
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Boards and Liminality

Boards are in a liminal space as growing complexity necessitates different governance structures, different people, and frequent self-reviews for relevance.
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Advice for Silver Linings (Competition) Playbook

Enabling ageing populations to contribute and providing sustainable care to those who need it, when and where they need it are both complex challenges. Not all neat and plausible solutions need to be wrong. We at Silver Linings aim to unearth the solutions that are not so well-known.
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Reimagining Capitalism

The title is aspirational but the book seems mainly fit for a layperson, who is just getting started on the idea that capitalism in its current form is not serving broader society and needs reform.
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People and the perfect storm

The power balance between employers and potential and current employees is shifting. Boards and CEOs would do well to heed the risks arising.
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People, pandemic, and places of work

The pandemic has given us a chance to question why we work, where we work, how we work. This is our opportunity to create truly inclusive and enabling organisational cultures.
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Blowing the bloody doors off

True inclusion disrupts the “self preservation society” of the status quo on boards and in executive suites. To make it a reality, we need to “get a bloomin’ move on!”.
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