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Radical change on RACE is a MUST

Radical change on RACE is a MUST

We’ve made some progress down the years. The case for diversity and inclusion and good practice are now better established among many communities, companies and public bodies. But, let’s be honest, we have only achieved marginal gains not radical change in recognising policies that perpetuate racial inequity between racial groups and dismantling them. I believe

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Radical change on RACE is a MUST

Radical change on RACE is a MUST

I believe that this time, in 2020, it feels different. We’ve reached a point where #BlackLivesMatter will not just blow over and be added to a historical list of short-lived campaigns, hashtags and slogans on badges and T-shirts. This time we are seeing people of all backgrounds protesting and tak...
31 July 2020
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How to master your power, influence and presence in the virtual environment

How to master your power, influence and presence in the virtual environment

In my last blog on this topic of power and influence in the board room we focussed on confidence, articulation and relationships (link https://www.karlgeorge.com/power-and-influence-in-the-boardroom/ ) and this blog dovetails into those areas but looks more specifically, at power, influence and pres...
30 June 2020
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How can you plan for the new normal?

How can you plan for the new normal?

Remote working, flexible working and virtual meetings have become the major feature of working in lockdown for most businesses and organisations – not through choice but driven by necessity. The loss of face-to-face interactions has been difficult, and there was little time to plan, but it’s...
29 May 2020
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Governing in a crisis

Governing in a crisis

Hindsight is a wonderful thing for telling us what we COULD have done when we were in the middle of a crisis. But what do we, as business leaders, do right NOW during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that our businesses survive? Surrounded by uncertainty, how do we plan for the future and decide on w...
30 April 2020
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Five steps to the Golden Thread

Five steps to the Golden Thread

Imagine that you are holding a glittering golden thread between your fingers; it’s precious, valuable, flexible but also fragile. I am going to explain why I believe a golden thread is essential to hold together the purpose, values, strategy and culture (PVS-C) of an organisation – the subject o...
06 April 2020
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PVS-C

PVS-C

Last month I took an in-depth look at strategy, one of the most important words that a board member needs to consider. This month I want to examine how your organisation’s purpose, vision and strategy need to align and how that enables us to define our culture, which is what really drives success....
28 February 2020
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