Learning From The School Of Life

I’d like you to know about an institution that I have learned so much from: The School Of Life.   Please note that I’ve linked to the London headquarters but that The School Of Life is now established in many cities. In fact the School in Berlin, where I am currently living, is just a […]

Emotional Intelligence

  Understanding Emotional Intelligence is a key part of growing your influence. I wanted to share this excellent article by Daniel Goleman that I found on LinkedIn:   Emotional Intelligence: How Competent Are You?   Below, you can see a video where Daniel talks about Emotional Intelligence:     How much do you think about […]

Making An Impact Takes Patience

  This is a guest post from Nisha Kotecha. Nisha is the Founder of Good News Shared. Through working and volunteering for small charities she has seen first-hand the impact they have on people’s lives and their communities. In discussions with groups all over the country Nisha found many other people who share the view that […]

How To Influence Policy

This is a guest post from Andrew Kaye. Andrew has spent more than ten years working in a range of policy and research roles across the not-for-profit sector. He started at Demos, the think tank and since then he has been Policy Manager at the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and following a […]

Being Dealt A Life Blow

  This is a guest post from the brilliant Sue Vought. You can find more about her excellent work here. My name is Sue Vought and am a mid-forties (how did that happen?), trumpet player, photographer, animal-loving gardener lucky enough to have a supportive partner, great friends and family who I share my life with. […]

Charity Sector Leaders And Influence

  I was very pleased to have a guest post this month in the brilliant Clore Social Leadership Programme #LeadersNow series. Dame Mary Marsh, the Founder of the Programme, led a review into leadership and skills in the voluntary sector- I was proud to be on the working group. In my guest post I talk […]

An Interview With An Inspiring Influencer

I just wanted to share this #SocialGoodSix interview with Chris Guillebeau, as he is a really interesting influencer making a contribution to the world. During a lifetime of self-employment that included a four-year commitment as a volunteer executive in West Africa, he visited every country in the world (193 in total) before his 35th birthday. […]

A Question From The Influencer Tribe- The Professional And The Personal Online

  This is the first in a new series of questions from members of the Influencer Tribe.   A member of The Influencer Tribe asked me about how to get the split right between the professional and the personal online. I think that this is a fascinating question. It taps into many related issues, like […]

Influencer Tribe Interview 2- Rachel Eden

  This is the second interview in the series, with Influencer Tribe member Rachel Eden. Thanks for agreeing to be interviewed, Rachel!   1-     Please could you tell us a bit about yourself and your work? I am the Coordinating Director of Holy Brook Associates, our mission is to enable people to improve their organisations […]