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V. Commentary

Our V. Commentary section is a selection of our thoughts, ideas and insights on some of the key future facing issues affecting forward thinking leaders and organisations today. In our writing readers will see what motivates us and learn more about our approach to our work.

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It’s confusing out there. Brand strategy will give you clarity

Things can be catastrophically complex… Every day there are hundreds, if not thousands, of articles, discussion groups,…

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Can Government be more effective as the ‘first follower’?

Bricks and cement. We have plenty of the former but we need a great deal more of…

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Bold thinking, brave action

A new report from leading voices in sustainability in the UK has found that bravery and a…

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The Reflexive Age

This is, unsurprisingly, brilliant from Matthew Taylor. It addresses some of the widest and deepest thinking about…

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What’s a company for? An answer from Ancient Greece

Love this. And the beat [debate] goes on, la-di-dah-di-dah…. What’s a company for? An answer from Ancient…

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Purpose: Shifting from why to how

As I referenced in a recent post, purpose seems to be one of the most talked about…

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Using the RSA future change framework

Excellent, as always, from The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce). Given…

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The inanity of much talk about vision and purpose

This is a slightly frustrated reaction to some posts and comments I have seen recently. Apologies in…

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Harvard lecturer: ‘No specific skill will get you ahead in the future’—but this ‘way of thinking’ will

A really great summary here from Vikram Mansharamani, particularly around the distinction between generating dots and joining…

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It’s time for democratic decision making in the third sector

Participatory and democratic decision-making, shared and collaborative working within and between sectors and a ‘whole systems’ approach…

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The Problem with Saying “Don’t Bring Me Problems, Bring Me Solutions”

Interesting read highlighting a common ‘problem’. It would be easy to think of this as something that…

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The toughest leadership test

I hope all leaders are looking after themselves – as well as their organisations and the people…

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