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Growing vegetable and fruit consumption in Northland

My colleague Connie Atkinson and I have worked with Daniela Johnson and Ngaire Rae from Manaia PHO to develop a discussion document Growing Vegetable and Fruit Consumption in Northland. The document is prompted by the need to reverse the rising tide of diet-related interest. It is also motivated by the desire to support local fruit and […]
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The twilight of capitalism?

This post is about change – the fundamental change that we must master to transform our world. Why – because our current economic and political systems have pretty much reached their “use by” date. They are struggling to deliver the benefits they have previously generated in such abundance. Until we change the assumptions that support […]
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Great companies embrace social media

While many are wary of employees spending too much time on social media, some great businesses are showing us how social media can enhance business. This video features Erin Lieberman-Moran from the Great Place to Work Institute. Note that Erin recognises a high level of trust as the enabler for businesses to use social media effectively. […]
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Engagement and the Regeneration Roadmap

Engagement processes are at the leading edge of sustainability. The Regeneration Roadmap is an initiative of Globescan and SustainAbility aiming to achieve sustainable development within the next generation. Their focus is on the private sector to drive a lot of change.  This video features global thought leaders articulating the road to sustainability. As you watch, […]
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Moral leadership – the foundation of prosperity

The renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs pinpointed the foundations of a prosperous economy in a recent article. He states: [1] His post celebrated the life of the late Václav Havel, the Czech playright, who spoke out against the communist regime. His determination to speak out against the suppression of human rights by the communist government saw him […]
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Book review – We: How to Increase Performance and Profits Through Full Engagement

Rudy Karsan and Kevin Kruse’s book is pragmatic and of use to anyone looking to improve employee engagement. The book is organised into four parts. The first two deal with the individual and I will get my objections to them out of the way before discussing the gems to be found in parts three and […]
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Stakeholder engagement drivers – Part 5: altruism

In earlier blogs in this series we looked at self-interest and enlightened self-interest as sustainability and stakeholder engagement drivers. This post explores altruism as a driver. It seems natural that business leaders who prosper seek ways to give back to the community. The survival imperative driving the earlier days of their careers may have prompted […]
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Engagement tools: dichotomy busting

Engagement hasn’t been the default mode of communication. So it stands to reason that we need to re-evaluate how we communicate for engagement, and learn to use some new tools. Earlier posts looked at the communication spectrum and the shared meaning model. You can add dichotomy busting as a tool to surface the underlying thinking […]
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