Understanding Cultural Intelligence with @Futurelearn

I've signed up for another MOOC - a four-week online course on 'cultural intelligence'. See what commonpurpose.org has to say about it: The world is shrinking and leaders from different cultures are finding that they need to work together. The cultures are formed of geography, faith, gender, generation, organisation and sector. And in a global world, where problems cross borders between cultures, we need leaders who can cross those boundaries and cross cultures too; people…

Stop saying technology is causing social isolation

Love this article that came through my feed this morning - see this early extract: People like to criticize current society. Not necessarily the current society relative to us, but the contemporary society of the time they live in. It’s just so cool to romanticize the past even if it makes us feel bad about the present. Past times were always better. And in this age of information and technology, in which the smartphone is…

Talking Digital Engagement and #PremDac15 with @PremierRadio

This morning, around 750am, I was on Premier Radio, discussing the forthcoming Premier Digital Conference (an excellent event, only £39, London), and some of the ideas related to the digital and digital engagement. You can listen again via Premier Player. You can see my preparation notes on Instagram: How one prepped for @premierradio this morning ... #premdac15 A photo posted by Bex Lewis (@drbexl) on Oct 28, 2015 at 1:21am PDT

Challenge and Inspiration: #GWLOct15

Gathering of Women Leaders started very small back in 2012 (here's the original ideas - PDF) - I first visited one in 2013, and have endeavoured to make it to at least one every year (there have been three, next year there will be two), despite living a long way out of London - as I have formed some excellent relationships, friendships, and networking opportunities there (often all come together!) - whilst gaining the opportunity to…