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 …

Encouraging Equity: A Next Economy Imperative

Junxion President & CEO Mike Rowlands addresses the imperative to encourage equity in our leadership, organizations, and communities. This is the fifth post in our next economy series—a call to brave up and emerge stronger post-COVID. The work of economic recovery that lies ahead brings a profound opportunity to reshape our economies to serve all stakeholders. We must reflect on …

Trust, Transparency and the Next Economy

The third post in our next economy series – a call to brave up and emerge stronger post-COVID, Junxion President & CEO Mike Rowlands explores the fundamental role trust and transparency will play. “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” The lesson of the cliché is simple: despite our most positive intentions, trouble may come, and the impacts …

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Embracing Values: Leading in the Next Economy

The second post in our next economy series, Junxion President & CEO Mike Rowlands explores values and how values based leadership will be fundamental for emerging stronger post COVID. The inevitable finally came to pass: America’s game show host in chief, driven by who knows what neuroses and clinging to his ever-extractive, winner-takes-all mindset, encouraged an unruly mob of morons …

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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 …

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Sustainability reporting – But this Time with Meaning

I am simultaneously an advocate for corporate transparency and a critic of almost all reporting. Why? The simple answer is reports fail to tell readers anything valuable about how sustainable the business is. They fail at the one key thing they exist to achieve. Next year will mark 25 years since I wrote my first sustainability report—so I’ve worked on …

Emerge Stronger with Projects

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the increasingly complex interplay of systemic challenges around the world was touching all of us—in all aspects of our lives. One thing that’s being revealed to us now is the once in a lifetime chance to reimagine how we think about our work—to embrace next economy thinking. At the organizational level, a strong project skillset …