CANVAS - Family & Alternative Owned Business - Spring 2017 - page 6

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many leaders of the sectors his firm works
with. Whether it be paranoia, inspiration or
optimism for the future, he indicates that
many are looking over the horizon at what
needs to be done to evolve the leadership
model.
Despite the results of our most recent
political referenda, the future of business is
not and cannot simply be a yes or no answer.
is not binary, and neither can leadership be.
We need to be asking questions, rather than
always providing instructions. We need to
build communities and put trust in others,
and make those people see that this is the
future. There is no denying that profit and
productivity are important to the future
of business in the economic and political
environment in which we live. However, what
must not and cannot be forgotten is what
makes us prosper, what makes us human:
how we live, thrive and evolve together.
The RSA is an organisation renowned for its
positive and collaborative approach,
encouraging and inspiring its networks to
think creatively and offer insight into how
society can be advanced and improved.
This event generated some very interesting
thoughts and insights right across the
spectrum. From globally recognised brands,
family businesses, charities, and faith
organisations, through to policy makers, social
care providers, and students, there was a
consensus that positive change is needed.
This decade looks set to be the time when
employee ownership enters the mainstream
of the UK economy, according to the
’.
With champions of these models using the
inclusive and innovative rhetoric we heard,
but also practically implementing these
methods to drive forward their organisations,
it seems that the optimism in the room was
not misguided.
“What must not and cannot
be forgotten is what makes us
prosper, what makes us human:
how we live, thrive and evolve
together.”
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“Many are looking over the horizon
at what needs to be done to evolve
the leadership model.”
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