Tag Archives: leadership

Socially innovating the waste crisis

Socially innovating the waste crisis

Written by Klaus Oberbauer, MSt in Social Innovation alumnus and Programme Manager of Ocean Plastic Prevention, SecondMuse. Indonesia’s collaborative communities At SecondMuse, we build resilient economies in which all people and communities are able to contribute, benefit, and when faced with hardship, recover quickly. We thrive on community-building and seek to champion as many entrepreneurs… Read more

Māori and social innovations in response to COVID-19

Māori and social innovations in response to COVID-19

Indigenous people and the pandemic Written by Dr Ella Henry, Associate Professor and Director of Māori Advancement, Auckland University of Technology School of Business, Economics and Law – Aotearoa New Zealand; and Associate Research Fellow, Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation. COVID-19 has impacted on vulnerable populations around the world, particularly Black, Indigenous, and People of… Read more

Removing the Concrete Wall: How to Increase the Number of Black Women in Leadership

Removing the Concrete Wall: How to Increase the Number of Black Women in Leadership

There’s the gender gap and there’s the race/gender gap The ‘glass ceiling’ is now a common term used to reference the set of obstacles women face to hinder their progress in the workplace, especially as they aim to rise up the hierarchy into the upper echelons of top management. It has been found that the… Read more

Social entrepreneur mum wins the Prime Minister’s Points of Light Award

Social entrepreneur mum wins the Prime Minister’s Points of Light Award

On 1 April 2019, parent and Leader Plus founder, Verena Hefti received the prime minister’s Points of Light award in recognition of her determination to ensure parents can continue their career trajectories. Read more

How senior leaders sustain social and business objectives simultaneously

Sustaining social and business objectives simultaneously

To achieve social and business objectives, leaders need to build guardrails and adopt paradoxical frames, argue Wendy Smith and Marya Besharov in this blog based on their research on a leading social enterprise. As our world cries out for repair, organisations have responded. For-profit businesses are adopting socially responsible programs and practices. Nonprofit organisations are… 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

Clones and bad ideas

Clones and bad ideas

The Play-Doh factory Remember Play-Doh? If not, Play-Doh is a children’s modelling clay used for arts and crafts projects. It is composed of flour, water, salt, boric acid and mineral oil. First manufactured in Cincinnati, Ohio USA in the 1930s, Play-Doh was repurposed from a failed attempt at wallpaper cleaner. I love Play-Doh. As a… Read more