Telling It Like It Is: Technology

Technology is increasingly manipulating our minds. What we think we want might not be what we actually need. And this is making us sick. So, what can we do about it? Take a look or listen to the podcast with my guest, Ian Douglas.

Get back to work

With threats that our city centres will become ghost towns, and that working from home is killing the economy, there’s a cataclysmic tone ringing around conversations about work. The simple truth is, commuters are revolting. Why does this matter?

Knowledge

Knowledge is power. While that’s true, those who choose a deliberate blindness to facts, suggests that a lack of knowledge is also a comfort, and empowering for some at the expense of others. It’s that liberality with other people’s existence which is under challenge, and which should be challenged. Now, I know there will beContinue reading “Knowledge”

Creative Direction

Madani Younis is to leave his role as Creative Director at the Southbank Centre after just 10 months in post. Wow. Something’s not quite right is it? The news that Madani was to lead the creative vision for Europe’s largest arts centre was remarkable because it was so rare to see a non-White person at theContinue reading “Creative Direction”

Poverty Wears a Young Female Face

Up to the mid 1990s, the advanced economies largely succeeded in delivering the promise of growing prosperity for the majority of their citizens.   Prosperity was built on post-colonial systems exploitation of resources … and by and large the sharing of that prosperity was anything buy equitable for those outside the advanced economies.   The peopleContinue reading “Poverty Wears a Young Female Face”

Leadership & Change: Bias, Stereotypes and the Impact on Organisational Behaviour

Binna Kandola is Senior Partner and co-founder of Pearn Kandola. His areas of expertise are diversity and inclusion, equal opportunities, assessment and development. He is particularly interested in understanding bias and finding ways to reduce it through effective leadership. In the video and presentation below, Binna Kandola cogently explains how leaders need to examine issuesContinue reading “Leadership & Change: Bias, Stereotypes and the Impact on Organisational Behaviour”

Change Management

Change management is the bane of every organisation. For the last year I’ve been involved in devising and implementing the marketing strategy for a not-for-profit.   The assumption is that the factors affecting nor-for-profits are different to those affecting conventional for-profit businesses, they’re not.   The same rules apply, though the responses may vary in emphasis.

Marketing: Measurement and Strategy

I have worked with many for and not-for-profit organisations over the years. In each case there has often been a consistent theme, the desire for a business or marketing strategy. In every case the adage ‘if you’re not measuring, you’re not marketing’ has been true. If you don’t know what people like about what youContinue reading “Marketing: Measurement and Strategy”