By Miles Bredin If covid has taught us one thing it’s the need to stay connected while isolated. It sounds like an oxymoron and it’s not very original but staying in touch with people is as important with your work, your donors and your partners as it is with your friends and relations.
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By Fiona Imbali The last time I held a full-time office job the world was a very different place. The covid-19 pandemic had not struck; working from home was unthinkable; and work-life balance was a far-away aspiration. A month after I left that job to take on flexible consulting assignments, the pandemic struck and everything […]
“How hard can it be?” we thought when we first discussed our Communications for Social Change handbook. Oh, the hubris! Multiple versions, three design houses and three years later, we present to you: Strategic Communications for Social Change, the remix.
There’s nothing like a near death experience to get you thinking. When I emerged from a coma in February last year one of my very first thoughts was whether we were letting down any of our partners. Being the sort of partners they are, they soon told me to shut up, stop worrying and get better. I took their advice and last week received the “all clear” after a year in which – with the help of my incredible family and wonderful friends – I dodged death a score of times.
How do you inspire innovation? The Regional Education Learning Initiative (RELI) had the daunting task of encouraging innovation among 160 educators from five countries in East Africa at the last RELI convening. To meet the challenge they solicited the help of the culture consultants at limeSHIFT. limeSHIFT works with communities – public and private – […]
First published by onthinktanks.org: The World Cup is now in full swing and, whether you love or loathe it, football will continue to dominate the news cycle over the next few weeks.
History will remember this as the week that Mugabe finally fell. But history will almost certainly forget the bit-part role I played in his downfall.
LISTEN to the FIFTH episode of the new Well Told Story INSIGHTS Podcast To listen: CLICK HERE (26 mins) Subscribe on iTUNES so you never miss an episode. This is a special episode about the work of Well Made Strategy, our strategic communications consultancy section.
In the week that US academic Richard H. Thaler wins the Nobel Prize for his work on behavioural economics, it’s worth thinking about what that means for us lesser mortals toiling on the coal face of learning, health, and happiness (the suffix to his 2008 book, Nudge, with Cass Sunstein).
Exactly a week ago, my TED Talk about Colour in Faith, a project about countering fear through social practice art was published. The talk is less than twelve minutes long but it took me a lifetime to prepare for it! Those twelve minutes were prepared over months and days of working with my colleagues at […]