Is China ready for global leadership?

  Much was made of President Xi Jing Ping’s address at Davos a few weeks back, extolling the virtues of globalisation in the face of increasing isolationism from Western governments.  Davos participants and the press made much of the ironies that such endorsement should come from the world’s largest communist party, marvelling at the extraordinary... Continue Reading →

Wake up France!

When I moved to France 6 years ago after 7 years of living in China, I got to know a young Chinese woman who managed the Louis Vuitton branch on the ground floor of Galeries Lafayette in Paris.  Married to a Frenchman and having lived here many years, she recounted to me how Chinese customers... Continue Reading →

Living our full potential

I’ve written before on this blog about my participation in World Blu’s Freedom-Centered Leadership programme. As part of one of my assignments, I was asked to watch the TED Talk of Ben Saunders, an explorer and one of the few people to have walked solo to the North Pole. Ben’s talk is fascinating and he... Continue Reading →

WorldBlu and Freedom-Centered Leadership

I’m currently taking part in an awesome leadership course – WorldBlu’s Freedom-Centered Leadership programme. I’ve been a huge fan of WorldBlu’s work, ever since I first read about Traci and the spiritual basis on which she grounds her practice of organizational democracy and freedom-centered leadership.  This is not about political democracy but about a better... Continue Reading →

Quality growth and true progress

A little while ago, I was asked to define what was meant by ‘quality growth’.  Here are my thoughts: In purely professional terms, in my view, 'quality growth' brings together a blended value proposition that has at its heart not only the triple bottom line – economic, social, environmental – but achieves these goals within... Continue Reading →

Servant Leadership

Dear Tamara I’ve been thinking about our conversation the other day and what leadership means to me.  A few days after we spoke, I took a little online quiz about leadership that had popped up in my inbox.  I was asked which ‘leadership role models’ I identified with and was given a list that included... Continue Reading →

The Legacy Project

At last year’s ‘Summer Davos’, the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Dalian, China, I was fortunate to facilitate a workshop on the demographics of ageing populations for a discussion on the future of North East Asia. This is not a topic with which I can claim any expertise and I... Continue Reading →

A WordPress.com Website.

Up ↑