The paradox of choice for young change makers

The paradox of choice for young change makers

In his fascinating book The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less, sociologist Barry Schwartz argues that more choice is sometimes less for companies and their people. Indeed, “Part of the downside of abundant choice is that each new option adds to the list of trade-offs, and trade-offs have psychological consequences.” Choice and anticipatory regret… Read more

No problem here…..

No problem here…..

When issues of women rising to leadership positions arise within organisations there is much squirming in the seats by senior managers (male and female) who invariably believe (or at least articulate) there is no problem here as ability always trumps gender. Since the term ‘glass ceiling’ was coined in 1984 to illustrate the invisible yet… Read more

Intrapreneurship: developing innovation ecosystems in big organisations

Intrapreneurship: developing innovation ecosystems in big organisations

The leadership literature is rife with concepts regarding the need for bold leaders at all levels who encourage innovation, embrace new thinking, and take risks to achieve success. As a United States Air Force Officer and pilot by trade, I know the USAF is all about innovation and has historically been so. Just ponder Orville… Read more

The Social Venture Weekend experience

The Social Venture Weekend experience

by Ksenia Taranenko and Paulina Polak Reflecting on the last three months of developing our social venture and launching our pilot cohort, we cannot underestimate the boost we received at the Social Venture Weekend organised at Cambridge Judge Business School . Our social venture is ONPARTU. ONPARTU is a training and development programme for underemployed… Read more

Managing ‘non-profits’ vs ‘for profits’: what’s the difference?

Managing ‘non-profits’ vs ‘for profits’: what’s the difference?

We often say, “Management is management!” But is it really the same across all three sectors – private, public and ‘nonprofit’? A question of real importance to me as I return from the nonprofit sector back to the private sector. My family has been in the automobile dealership business for over fifty years and I… Read more

How can social good initiatives go global and resonate with locals?

How can social good initiatives go global and resonate with locals?

The social good sector is more global than ever before. Over 90 per cent of European organisations give internationally. In Latin America, corporations are equally as likely to offer domestic or international pro-bono support.[1] And 1.6 million tourists travel abroad to volunteer annually.[2] The millennial generation is particularly inclined to rally around global, rather than… Read more