Finding Value in the Space Between Sectors

At each extreme of a pendulum’s swing, there’s a moment of pause. It’s the briefest possible moment of stasis, when movement halts, and all that’s left is potential. It’s mesmerizing to watch, trying to catch that moment before the pendulum falls again, and swings to its opposite extreme. It’s an apt metaphor for responsible business: If the business sector is set at one …

Showcasing Impact: A Fast, Cheap, and Good Approach?!

It’s a constant challenge for leaders of purpose-driven organizations to showcase their goals and demonstrate their impact for stakeholders. Here’s one approach, using simple dashboards. The problem for reporting managers and social entrepreneurs is that they must… craft a clear and compelling message, backed by data, about how they’re achieving their goals that is tailored to different audiences, and do …

Live Your Organizational Values – Practical First Steps

“Purpose” is the flavour of the month. It’s all over the business press: everyone has a story about their purpose, and acknowledges the importance of purpose and values in managing their organizations, attracting talent, and developing brands. Organizations in the finance, health and social sectors, where achieving business and social impacts are implicitly part of the job, are looking for …

The One Thing to Help Your Team Take Flight

JP Morgan Chase recently hosted an intimate inclusive economy event in Canary Wharf, in the heart of London’s business district. I arrived promptly at 9:30am and stood with a dozen strangers waiting to ride the very swanky elevator 31 floors into the sky. That’s when the butterfly arrived…. There we were, standing in the lobby, when the monarch’s gorgeous, orange …