Disruption on a memorable Friday… leaders who can embrace change and the opportunity

June 24, 2016 by Six Degree People leave a comment + 6134 comments

In the UK we’ve just voted for the biggest uncertainty in a generation. It’s linked to citizen’s disconnection with the norm, the establishment – something we’re helping our clients figure out. For instance, what’s the growth model for big food, if sugar is becoming the new tobacco? Should you look to establish a link between the CEO’s pay and the employee? Just what is the fair tax bill for a multinational when the legal and societal tax bill are so far apart?

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Future Leaders: Fraser Doherty

October 10, 2013 by Ekaterina Dzhalchinova leave a comment + 4943 comments

Fraser Doherty started selling jams to his neighbours aged 14. Ten years on, he’s one of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs. His company SuperJam now supplies Waitrose, Tesco and ASDA and he is the first non-American to win the Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year award. As part of our new series on Future Leaders, I met with Fraser in London for a chat about leadership, social purpose and jam.What motivated you to set up SuperJam?For me, starting a business isn't about trying to get personally wealthy. But thankfully SuperJam is profitable, which gives me a lot of freedom in how I chose to live my life and run my business! We've sold many millions of jars of SuperJam around the world and that has ...

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

October 4, 2013 by Andy James leave a comment + 4836 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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Can you have it all?

September 2, 2013 by Andy James leave a comment

When we first launched Six Degree People, we spent some time deciding on the types of businesses we wanted to work with and the common denominators of a great client. We decided that one description could be businesses where employees could "have it all"; working for organisations which were developing products & services the world needs more of, without over compromising on salary, which in turn created a work life blend or mix which was stimulating and sustainable.

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