As 2018 draws to an end and the spirit of Christmas is upon us, at Saxton Bampfylde we have collated our own special series The 12 Days of CANVAS. This is a celebration of leadership from those we have had the honour of interviewing in 2018 for our insights publication, CANVAS.
The open and honest thoughts reflected in these selected pieces highlight the depth of insight, reflection, dedication and hopefulness that exists amongst the leadership of those sectors we work with. The themes have been varied as would be expected from conversations spanning so many sectors. However, what has shown is how much synergy exists across public, private and not-for-profit life in the UK and beyond. Change is a constant; that is overwhelmingly acknowledged. Political, economic, technological, and social change is everywhere. This ever-changing environment has given rise to a widespread focus on innovation.
Our conversations with leaders made it clear that this is evident and underway, but many urged caution in the approach to innovation. It cannot come at the expense of the human elements that make up the heart of an organisation. Preservation of the individual was emphasised through many of our discussions, particularly as we enter a world of automation and Artificial Intelligence. With this emphasis on human behaviour, all of our leaders highlighted the need to work more closely together, express diversity of thought, and collaborate through partnership working.
We first started CANVAS in 2016 and since then have produced 20 editions. Our readership has reached thousands of executives and board leaders in the UK and globally. We hope these selected interviews from the past 12 months inspire, provoke thought, start conversations and spur action. We hope you enjoy ‘The 12 days of CANVAS’ and welcome any comments and thoughts you may have on the themes raised.
From everyone at Saxton Bampfylde, we wish you a very merry Christmas and all best wishes for a prosperous 2019!