#EmptyShelf17 #15 Do Purpose by David Hieatt

Do Purpose: Why Brands with a Purpose Do Better and Matter More by David Hieatt My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a very simple visual book (would go well in the loo, for those who have those sort of things), that's full of useful insights. I always say I don't want to teach people to sell more shoes, but this guy sells jeans, and has brought 400 jobs back to a jobless part…

#EmptyShelf17 #4: What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets by Michael J. Sandel

The introduction starts strongly, and throughout the book it challenges our thinking, and what we've become used to as the 'norm' in our contemporary society (this is partly why I think history and anthropology are helpful, the help us see that life was/can be different according to different values, beliefs and social norms): The years leading up the financial crisis of 2008 were a heady time of market faith and deregulation - an era of…

Developing Cultural Intelligence for Leadership (MOOC, Week 2) #FLdevelopCQ

So, just catching up with Week 2 of 'Developing Cultural Intelligence for Leadership' from Common Purpose/Futurelearn. Talking Core and Flex Do you know what your central values and purpose are - do you know what to hold onto, and what you can adapt to fit different (cultural) circumstances? Our Core comprises the things that define us: our own personal 'over my dead body' list. These are things that won't change (or won't change easily). Their…

10 Commandments of Higher Education?

Enjoyed this piece - so important to think what higher education is about, what it's for, and how much we can achieve when we share values (difficult in such a time of competition): Delivering the conference's presidential address on 12 December, Sir David said that universities needed to think harder about their "moral compass", adding that the cardinal rule for the academy should be to "strive to tell the truth". "Academic freedom, in the sense…