Rethinking the Future of Humanitarian Efforts

By |2021-05-19T16:48:47+00:00May 19th, 2021|Conference Development, Experience, Featured Articles, Speaking, Thought Leadership|

I enjoyed moderating the opening session of the Emergency Show at the 2021 World Humanitarian Forum. Panelists Craig Fugate, Rupert Douglas-Bate, Paolo Garonna, and I explored the future of humanitarian response and how thinking needs to change. A clear theme was moving beyond the traditional donor country/recipient country relationship that fosters elitism. Instead, there were calls to acknowledge affected populations as a resource and deep listening to those communities to understand what they want and need.  "The community knows best," ...

Getting to the “Next Amazing” Workplace

By |2021-04-02T20:41:36+00:00April 2nd, 2021|Featured Articles, Leadership, Writing|

From Eric's recent article for strategy+business: “I can’t wait to get everyone back to the office!” “I’m never going to need an office again!” From these two extremes to a thousand variations in between, leaders are thinking about what work will look like once a critical mass of the population has been vaccinated against COVID-19. Much of the conversation focuses on what we will do: where we will work and how much flexibility will be permitted (or demanded). A richer, ...