Archive for September, 2010
It was wonderful to be in the room this morning to hear Richard Branson address the Sydney Business Chicks forum.
Of particular note to SageCo was Sir Richard’s passionate coverage of one of his many extraordinary ventures – The Elders, founded in 2007.
Inspired by the role that elders play in traditional societies as a source of advice, wisdom and experience, Sir Richard and his good friend Peter Gabriel took an idea to Nelson Mandela and were thrilled when he agreed to help bring a group of visionary ‘global elders’ together.
Their collaborative aim? Promoting dialogue, peace building, human rights.
Selection criteria? They should have earned international trust, demonstrated integrity and built a reputation for inclusive, progressive leadership.
Imagine how powerful it could be to create a unique version of The Elders in your organisation…
The Elders have a moral authority and egos that are put to one side. It is about making a difference. They are leaving a legacy for others to take forward
~ Sir Richard Branson