“Today’s woman of Afghanistan is not yesterday’s. She is knowledgeable, educated and independent, and she is in the minority”
After the member of parliament (MP) from Afghanistan uttered these words at the recent conference on gender and politics at the UK Houses of Parliament, she went on to articulate that even though she holds public office, she is not as empowered as her male colleagues, nor does she have the same influence as they do in Afghanistan’s legislative process. She…Continue
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Regardless of your beliefs about Christmas I think it is a great time of the year to think about two key aspects of performance leadership, namely celebration and charisma, and then take action.
In my Enhancing Their Gifts System celebrating is a key component. People using the system celebrate every time they achieve a milestone or goal in their performance possibility plan and continually have appreciation…Continue
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I was delighted to contribute to an ebook produced by my friend and colleague Gihan Perera for the seventh year in a row.
Please download Expect More From 2013 with our compliments here.
Be the difference you want to see in the world.
I work with business owners/leaders of medium sized business and leaders of divisions in multi-national…Continue
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Just as many of us began our most intense shopping weeks of the year, news broke about a garment factory fire in Bangladesh. One hundred and twelve workers died because they could not escape. A week later we heard that $3 million worth of knock-offs, including toys stuffed with dog fur, were discovered here in Canada. We were collectively appalled and disgusted. How could our retailers buy products made by people working in such poor conditions? How could they try to sell us products that…Continue
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Grassroots Business Fund Closes $47 Million Fund for Impact Investing in Asia, Africa, and Latin America
December 4th, 2012 (Washington, DC) –The Grassroots Business Fund (GBF) announces today that is has successfully closed a $47,000,000 fund, with support from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the German Development Bank, the Netherlands Development…Continue
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I find the personal need to write about the fires that killed 111 men and women in the Tazreen Fashions Ltd factory in Ashulia, Bangladesh last Saturday. However, before writing about this, I needed to think about the significance of this sad event.
I have been reading articles from a local Bengali newspaper called The Daily Star to keep up with the latest…Continue
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My mother-in-laws brother is in his late seventies. He and is wife travel a lot in a modified utility that is their home away from home. The caravan part of the ute is made mostly of recycled stuff. The vehicle runs on oil from fish and chips shops!
My “uncle” buys the oil from your local fish and chip shop owner whenever he needs to. Mostly he gets it for free. He then cleans the oil and puts it in the ute. These entrepreneurs! made a trip recently of several thousand…Continue
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Pearson is recruiting for an International Affairs Manager, to be based in either New York or London.
Pearson has one defining goal: to help people progress in their lives through learning. We champion innovation and we invest in models for education that deliver on our promise for effective, accessible, and personal learning from early literacy, college and career readiness to professional education, through data informed instruction and…
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