Time to reset the ‘muscle-memory’: the rise of Nexus Leadership

July 19, 2016 by Six Degree People leave a comment + 6560 comments

If Brexit or the leadership ‘Game of Thrones’ in the UK or US has done anything - it’s brought the (dis)engaged citizen ‘front and centre’. A wake up call for every leader in big business and politics that it’s time for an overhaul of how we view the right leadership to take us forward. We are racing towards more inclusive capitalist economics, but what needs to be understood is that ‘what brought us here, will not get us there’. It’s time for organisational ‘muscle-memory’ to be reset.

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Geoff McDonald: Will Your Organisation's Culture Support Sustainability?

October 4, 2013 by Andy James leave a comment + 5054 comments

Our clients are typically businesses looking to develop products and services through a lens that drives social impact and profit simultaneously. Following Ross'  blog on HR's role in defining sustainability strategy, we reached out to Unilever's Geoff McDonald (Global VP Human Resources) for a few tips on how Human Resources leaders can drive that agenda forward within their organisations...Geoff McDonald: Two Ways HR Can Aid the Sustainability Agenda.When strategy and culture collide, culture wins. If your sustainability strategy grinds against the existing culture within your organisation, your people will carry on with old behaviours despite it. So what can Human Resources do, as custodians of that culture, to play an active part in the sustainability agenda and help the success of sustainability strategies?

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Sustainable Business Strategy; It's a People Thing.

August 22, 2013 by Ross Nicholson leave a comment + 7090 comments

When it comes to placing sustainability at the heart of the business, those businesses which involve the right Human Resources leadership in the development of sustainability strategy have greater success in changing and creating the necessary cultures. After all, sustainability at its heart is a people thing; without employees, customers, suppliers and stakeholders along for the journey – isn’t any sustainability strategy more likely to fall on deaf ears? In order to create  the right kind of growth, aren’t the people experts absolutely vital in paving the roadmap?

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