COP26 is fast approaching and the UK Government have set itself some bold aims to tackle global warming. However, businesses are adopting equally ambitious targets and their increased proactivity in sustainable and environmental goals. Could business be a new guard against governmental inaction?
Managing risk is integral to almost all aspects of daily life. From checking the weather forecast before your walk to work, to online shopping, the same is true for your business.
Electors, the people who ultimately decide who get elected, are a fickle bunch. Long gone are the days when a family all voted the same way in every election and people increasingly switched their allegiance between parties, between elections in a reflection of the national mood or over a local issue important to them.
So what is leadership? Leadership is a broad, but very important subject, and can be interpreted in many ways. All leaders have their own unique styles, cultivated through years of experience in a certain sector or from managing different teams. But there are also many who still misunderstand what it takes to be a leader, compared to being a boss.
The role of a non-executive director employs the good judgement, expertise and decision making abilities gleaned through several years working in a given industry or sector. They are appointed to provide an independent and constructive view of the high-level strategic decisions made by the executive board. However, the role of the non-executive director has evolved over the last few years, and has become a lot more involved with leadership and board culture.
Sustainable strategies in business have grown considerably in importance in recent years, with things like Corporate Social Responsibility evolving from secondary considerations to central elements of a business’ identity and purpose.
College Green Group Director of Professional Development, Peter Pickin, talks about his approach and why he thinks a focus on development should be maintained throughout one’s career
Some embrace change with a “wait and see” approach, while proactive leaders engage in strategic leadership and thinking, they pay attention to the emerging trends to gain further insights into the changes that may impact their company.