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Building resilience – one “must keep” resolution for 2014?

By Jim Haywood

Over the past few weeks homes and businesses across the UK have been battered by some serious stormy weather.  Sadly, as well as causing damage to property, disruption to travel plans and interruption to business, the storms have claimed a number of lives – our hearts go out to all who have suffered loss.  Read more

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Governance questions and the Paul Flowers debacle

by Karen hope

As a recruiter of Trustees and Chairs onto the Boards of charities I am only too aware of what constitutes good governance in the recruitment process.  With the spectacular fall from grace of Paul Flowers and the disbelief as to how he came to be appointed as the Chair of Co-op Bank, Read more

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Tomorrow’s world – what inspires young people today?

By Jim Haywood

Back in the early 70’s, I remember watching the BBC programme Tomorrow’s World with a sense of fascination and excitement.  It was my weekly window into the latest innovative applications of science and technology.  Whilst some of these didn’t quite get off the ground (floating bicycles, centrally heated ski poles and plants doubling as TV aerials……), many went on to improve and enrich our lives. Read more

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Why Does Resilience Matter?

By Carole Pemberton

We live in a world which is marked by disruption: whether it is the impact of the financial crisis on organisations and individuals; changes in social patterns in how we live, or climate change. The certainties which marked previous generations are no longer available to us. That is why resilience is now on the agenda of those involved in working with communities; of organisations trying to adapt to shifts in economic power, and individuals. Read more

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