What if it isn’t women who are the problem?

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Blog, Civil Society, Governance, Innovation, Strategy

By Carole Pemberton Anyone who has been interested in the issue of equality at work for some time, will have grown weary of endless reports noting the slow progress towards greater representation of women on UK Boards. 

Governance questions and the Paul Flowers debacle

Posted by on Dec 17, 2013 in Blog, Civil Society, Governance, Resilience

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,

Winning business in the public sector

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Blog, Civil Society, Funding, Innovation, Rants

By Kevin Baughen Two years ago, I wrote a piece for the Guardian website about how small organisations were struggling to even be considered to deliver local, public services in spite of the Big Society initiative claiming this was all going to change… Have you seen any evidence of change since then?  We’re genuinely interested […]

Why Does Resilience Matter?

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Blog, Civil Society, Innovation, Resilience, Strategy

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 […]