Ensuring Wellbeing: A New Mandate for the Next Economy

This is the sixth post in our series on principles of the next economy—principles business must embrace if we’re all to #emergestronger after the COVID pandemic. As the stink of bombs still hung in the air and as the world came to grips with the unimaginable horrors of the holocaust, 730 delegates from 44 countries gathered in July 1944 at …

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Women are Building Back Better, Together

Early in the pandemic, I caught up with a long-time friend and peer in social entrepreneurship. Like so many business owners, she was lying awake at night wondering how such a precipitous drop in sales was even possible, and whether her company might never recover. “Ten years of grinding and holding to our values, grinding and holding to our values, …

All Together Now…Stakeholder Engagement is Key

This is the fourth post in our next economy series—a call to brave up and emerge stronger post-COVID. Junxion President & CEO Mike Rowlands describes why stakeholder engagement is now a vital part of every leaders’ work. In Billingsgate, London, about halfway between London Bridge and the Tower, stand the remains of what was once a parish church. Patched up …

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Responding to a Terrible Idea….

“It has taken decades and centuries to build up the wider business and economic infrastructure that supports face-to-face working,” points out ‘Macro Strategist’ Luke Templeman, writing in Deutsche Bank’s Konzept magazine. “Those who can work from home… should be taxed in order to smooth the transition process for those who have been suddenly displaced.” What a terrible idea. Perhaps Konzept’s …

Team Engagement in a Time of Crisis

Doubling down on business as usual is an understandable reaction in a crisis. Some see it as a noble way to weather the storm. The orchestra playing on the Titanic in the midst of chaos is celebrated, even legendary. We are told that leaders should act this way, even when it’s an irrational or excessively risky strategy, because… that’s what …