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Frederic Laloux’s conference on reinventing organisations and creating soulful workplaces

On 13th January I attended an inspiring talk given by Frédéric Laloux, author of "Reinventing Organizations" (Nelson Parker, 2014) which documents a number of companies who rejected the command and control, hierarchy-based ways of operating in favour of "daring" to trust one's people and giving them the authority to decide how the company operates... and been commercially successful! The [...]

2019-04-16T11:27:18+02:00January 15th, 2016|

Direct Help for Nepali devastated remote vilages

After the two earthquakes in Nepal, some remote vilages remain which have received little help from the government or outside bodies. 5 such villages in the district of Dhading Besi are: Lapa, ReeGhan, Jharlang, Serdung, Timpling The village elders have been in contact with Rakshé TAMANG from Lapa village, who took refuge in France [...]

2019-04-16T11:43:06+02:00June 23rd, 2015|

Sustainability, ethics and the Internet at the Rotary

On 28 March I participated in a round table organised by the Paris District Rotary Club in the main amphitheatre at the HEC Business School South of Paris. It was a moving morning, with speakers from the Pasteur Institute and UNICEF testifying of how the donations from the 1660 Rotary district had helped thousands. In [...]

2019-04-16T11:57:42+02:00April 9th, 2015|

Sustainability and the Paris Alliance Rotary Club

In early February I spoke at the Paris Alliance Rotary Club dinner, attended by around 40 members. It was an inspiring time, talking with people who really had the good of society at heart. I spoke for around 20 minutes on the subject of sustainability at the heart of strategy, and was really well received. [...]

2019-04-16T12:10:59+02:00February 5th, 2015|

Sustainability the final word at Thought-leaders’ conference

In October 2014 I spoke at the Thought Leader Global conference in Amsterdam on strategy execution. My topic came at the end of the day, on sustainability at the heart of strategy, making the point that as well as execution, there was the “why” of strategy. I was delighted with the feedback provided. Interestingly, [...]

2019-04-16T12:15:49+02:00November 18th, 2014|
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