My six years as a director and trustee on the board of London Metropolitan University have seen me serve in many roles and now that capacity comes free and I look forward to my next boards.
It takes both a willing, welcoming and committed board, and a committed board apprentice to make the experience worthwhile for both sides. Start with the "why?" and whether you are ready!
Generative AI tools may be able to crawl the web and extract things for us with one prompt; we still need to know something, recall it, frame our query sensibly for the generative AI tools to return something meaningful for us.
The discussion at the Design Museum surfaced many themes useful to designers, marketers and others who work with people across ages and stages of life.
Our ultimate future self is dead. For this future we design the path we take there, the state in which we arrive there, and getting right (more or less) the timing of when we arrive there. It would be a bonus to be able to choose the manner of dying.
Leaders and boards must create a truly inclusive organisational culture before requiring or nudging the neurodiverse or other kinds of different persons to disclose their difference.
"Born" or "made" is a false dichotomy - nearly everyone is "born" with the potential to be "made". Whether they realise the potential is often a more complex function than dichotomies often cannot address.
The year widely if wrongly described as "post pandemic" has lessons for the what and the how of governance, BAU and business-as-unusual, and the changing nature of accountability.
Boards have an urgent need to focus on opportunity in climate action in addition to our continuing role in climate risk mitigation. The time is now.
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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