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09/01/2009
Business Model Innovation and Design

Whether you are an entrepreneur or CEO of a listed company, there is nothing more crucial to strategy and success than understanding your business model. In fact, the last two IBM surveys of Global CEO have put business model innovation at the top of their priorities. Similarly, for social activists, understanding business models can be […]

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09/01/2009
Can social innovation competitions move beyond hype and deliver change?

Integrating the best of business (they trade, and make a profit) and charity (they have a social mission, and re-invest all profits into achieving their social mission), social businesses (also 'social enterprise' or 'community enterprises') are growing as a means for individuals and existing organisations to create positive social change. Whether these social businesses are […]

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09/01/2009
Developing as a Leader, through Action Inquiry

Awakening to action and inquiry in different territories of awareness One way to frame the concept of leadership is that being a leader is about leading yourself with integrity by staying in alignment with your values. As you engage with others, a leader's concern becomes mutuality. This is about your interaction with others, reciprocation, and interdependence. […]

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09/01/2009
Leadership Development Framework

Dictionary definitions of leadership highlight associations 'showing the way by going in advance', 'guiding behaviour', 'inducing, directing, and inspiring'. And the word development is an antonym of envelop, so can be interpreted as 'unwrapping'. So, leadership development can be thought of as unwrapping thee potential of individuals, teams and organisations to guide, direct and inspire. […]

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06/01/2009
Sustainability Inside-Out: the role of coaching

Can organisations move towards sustainability without coaching? Arising and Article 13's research reveals the critical role coaching can play in the shift towards sustainable and profitable business. Most large organisations are making moves towards sustainability. Leading organisations are integrating ecological and social factors into strategy. Many factors constrain organisations progress, but the barriers of culture […]

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15/07/2008
Visual, sustainable business model design

Have you ever thought: Excel spreadsheets, verbal pitches and typed-out business plans are not as effective as they could be in communicating the essence of a business model to investors, partners and staff? There is a confusing lack of a clear, consistent, modular 'language' for describing business models and the key components? Given that maps […]

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09/06/2008
Seeing from all angles

Integral Quadrants is a tool or framework that represents four of the most fundamental perspectives on reality at any point in time. The quadrants can be imagined as four lenses, each a very different but simultaneous view. The power in using these lenses is that it ensures you have considered all factors affecting your thinking […]

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21/05/2008
Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Art at SHINE

We were recently involved in SHINE Unconference for social entrepreneurs. We researched how understanding 'Fundamental Human Needs' can inform both the analysis, diagnosis, innovation and marketing phases of social entrepreneurship. Based on this thinking we co-created an installation that engaged visitors in the ten fundamental human needs. And, hosted several workshops with partner organisations who […]

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08/04/2008
Fresh perspectives on tough challenges

Andrew has designed and run two workshops through LearningHouse and the Hub, and in collaboration with Dawn Fleming. You can see the flyer from the last event here fresh-perspectives_learninghouse-hub_20th-may

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