Leadership Stories: Change.org's Dr. Uygar Özesmi

November 13, 2013 by Ross Nicholson leave a comment + 8393 comments

Dr. Uygar Özesmi, a social and environmental entrepreneur, started early on with ecology and environmental science, was a professor, UN Bureaucrat and leader of Civil Society Organisations. He constantly founded, invigorated and led organisations; ranging from the TEMA Foundation and BirdLife Partner Doğa Derneği, to the first Nature Conservation Federation and the first crowd-sourcing site in Turkey. Finally after Greenpeace Mediterranean, he is now with Change.org.

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Future Leaders: Cas van Kleef

October 29, 2013 by Ekaterina Dzhalchinova leave a comment + 8182 comments

Cas van Kleef started his career as a journalist researching the world of youth volunteering and development aid across the globe. After graduating from the University of Amsterdam he became Head of Political Affairs at Jonge Democraten, the biggest independent political youth organization in Holland, raising awareness of climate change. In 2013 he joined WakaWaka Foundation as President.

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Future Leaders: Fraser Doherty

October 10, 2013 by Ekaterina Dzhalchinova leave a comment + 6388 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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Innovative Advisory Boards: The New Consultancy?

September 16, 2013 by Ross Nicholson leave a comment + 8437 comments

Question. Shouldn't the very best consultancies ultimately do themselves out of a job? Shouldn't the mark of a top-flight consultancy be one that helps build a visionary strategy, identifies challenges and opportunities - helps execute against those whilst ensuring that they build the knowledge and skills inside their client’s organisation to the point where they eventually hand over the controls?

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Can you have it all?

September 2, 2013 by Andy James leave a comment + 8445 comments

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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