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27 February 2024

The Great Juggle: 3 Ways To Balance Friendship & Authority As A Manager

Manage your mates – in a good way.

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20 February 2024

Leading Beyond Age: A Fresh Perspective on Leading Older Team Members

Our US Projects Manager, Cambria C. Khayat shares five tips to help you not just manage, but truly lead across age divides.

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12 February 2024

Why Cross-Generational Leadership Should Be Trending In 2024

As we navigate an ever-complex world, forming connections with people who are both alike, and unlike yourself is crucial.

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06 February 2024

3 Reasons It Might Be Time To Rethink Your Mindset

Want to work on the one thing that remains integral to how you operate over the course of your career? Read on.

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25 January 2024

American Express and Common Purpose Unveil the 2024 American Express Leadership Academy, Rejuvenating Global Nonprofit Leadership

"There is an undeniable and critical need to empower and equip nonprofit organizations and their leaders with essential skills and development opportunities, especially in the face of challenging conditions globally."

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23 January 2024

An Influencer & A Revolutionary Sit In A Cafeteria… This Is What ‘Mean Girls’ Can Teach Us About Leadership

Unexpected, albeit valuable lessons to be learned.

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18 January 2024

Feeling Burnt Out At Work? Here's 3 Simple Things To Remind Yourself When The Going Gets Tough

Take back control of your day in the right way.

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10 January 2024

Make Way For Play In Your Day – 3 Fun Ways To Break Up The Workday

Anyone for a dance party?

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09 January 2024

New Leader? Here’s Your Great Bake-Off Guide To Master The Art Of People Management

No toppled cakes in sight.

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08 January 2024

3 Simple, Yet Game-Changing Workplace Trends All Leaders Should Embrace In 2024

The year ahead will be bigger, better, and more productive because of them.

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19 December 2023

Is Your Leadership Style Written In The Stars? Here's What Your Horoscope Says

Curiosity piqued.

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18 December 2023

Are You In A Remote Working Rut? Here's 13 Tips To Revive Your WFH Routine

So long, goblin mode.

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15 December 2023

3 Outdated Career Beliefs We Need To Leave Behind In The New Year

Don't let these hold you back from reaching your full potential.

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14 December 2023

Could Your Favourite Christmas Movie Characters Be Good Leaders In The Real World? We Found Out

Not to ruin them for you or anything…

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12 December 2023

I've Worked On Common Purpose Programmes For More Than A Decade. These 3 Alumni Stories Have Stayed With Me.

It all starts with a spark.

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12 December 2023

4 Leaders From The Global North & The Global South On Why Collaboration Is Crucial To Climate Action

When there is a common agenda, we must connect.

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5 December 2023

Common Purpose US welcomes Sunny Banerjea, Managing Director at FIS, as New Board Chairman

“I am excited as to what we can do working together - creating a society that is high performing, yet caring, gentle and nurturing at its core.”

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28 November 2023

Ka mua, ka muri. Move Into The Future Looking At The Past: Dr. Hinemoa Elder On What Global Leaders Can Learn From This Māori Proverb

"Knowing the history of a place, and the multiple intersecting histories of our globe is a skill that all global leaders need to practice."

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13 November 2023

I Struggled To Define My Purpose Until A Revelation Shifted My Perspective. Suddenly, It Became Clear

EvolveCareers Managing Director Andy Coxall describes the moment everything clicked into place.

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3 November 2023

Unlocking Efficiency: How To Manage Your Day to Day in a Better Way

When we unlock efficiency, it can help us save time, reduce stress, and achieve our goals more effectively.

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27 October 2023

3 Reasons Why Team Sport – Whether You Play Or Watch - Can Teach Us A Thing Or Two About Purpose

80 minutes in the game, lifelong lessons gained.

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25 October 2023

Jessica Chivinge worked across industries and geographies, but her purpose never changed. Now, she’s living it.

“As a kid, I always wanted to do something about this."

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11 October 2023

Making Relationships at Work ‘Work’ - The Recipe For Success

Ingredients, method, delicious result.

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04 October 2023

University of Manchester partnership sparks “hope” for tomorrow’s leaders

"Our generation will be pivotal in shaping a greener future."

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12 September 2023

Common Purpose launches an innovative new venture, EvolveCareers to help dismantle barriers young people face in employment

An engaging, industry-driven and on-demand learning experience designed by award-winning learning and career experts.

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01 September 2023

Senior and young professionals come together to bring greater impact to the new economy field in new Academy

"I feel more empowered, more connected, and more supported."

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29 August 2023

Lauryn Mwale wrote an entire book in tandem with her university degree. This one key leadership trait got her through

Sometimes, the greatest opportunities appear by coincidence - the next move is yours to take.

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29 August 2023

Storytelling is an artform in leadership. Simon Butler is living proof.

Step inside the art studio that tells a thousand words.

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29 August 2023

Leaders who are truly intentional tend to be invisible. Here’s how to recognize it.

If they can disappear… that’s the most intentional leader you’ll get.

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21 August 2023

Conservation in action: Meet the leaders conserving your favourite green spaces

“Our number one mission is to ensure that the the park is for everybody."

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10 August 2023

This is what courageous leadership actually looks like

Our favourite novels might tell us that courage is seen in the biggest and boldest acts of bravery, but it actually reveals itself in many unexpected ways.

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26 July 2023

Advancing Global Solidarity on Climate Challenge

Next generation leaders from the global North and South come together to work on pragmatic approaches to the environmental crisis in a bespoke Climate Challenge Leadership Programme launched by the Africa Finance Corporation in partnership with Common Purpose.

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26 July 2023

From impostor syndrome to empowered: How Helen Killingley transformed her perspective on leadership

Here, five game-changing lessons she learned at the AmEx Leadership Academy in London.

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25 July 2023

Neha Jauhari led a team of more than 100 before she turned 25. These are the 5 key things she learned.

“The thought of changing the world might be intimidating, but don’t let that stop you from trying."

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17 July 2023

Lancaster University and Sunway University reimagine future success with international forum

A new chapter for a long-standing partnership begins.

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05 July 2023

Are icebreakers cringe or character building? The surprising truth about the infamous workplace exercise

Some dismiss them as cringe-worthy, others swear by them. Here's what actually happens when you bring them into the workplace.

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05 July 2023

25 young leaders on why your voice is hands down your greatest asset

“I use my voice today because the people who went ahead of me used theirs.”

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04 July 2023

We live in a “Rainbow Nation”, but its potential is yet to be unlocked

To be part of The Rainbow Nation of South Africa is to live in a country where diverse cultures and ethnicities are heard, understood and most importantly, celebrated.

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28 June 2023

Courageousness and confidence are not one in the same. There's a good reason why.

Must all leaders must possess confidence if they are to be courageous? Not necessarily.

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27 June 2023

The three moments of pure, determined courage that led 2018 alumni Sukhbir Singh to create a game-changing social movement

"I didn’t have control over the fact that I couldn’t feed myself when I was younger. But now I have the strength and the knowledge to do that for others."

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23 June 2023

59 Non-profit leaders set to participate in the next American Express leadership Academy in London

Common Purpose, in partnership with American Express, today is excited to announce a new group of high-potential non-profit leaders from across the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa who have been selected for the next academy in July, 2023

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21 February 2023

Meet your 2023 AMEX Academy Leaders

77 non-profit leaders will accelerate their development and build new skills to meet the unique challenges that the world is facing today.

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5 February 2023

Looking beyond leadership

Leadership is often associated with hierarchical ranking, but it goes beyond a specific position or title. It is a mindset, a style, and a way of living.

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28 July 2022

Why mindset is (and should be) trending

When it comes to employability, cultivating the right mindset is the catalyst to enable the development and continuation of any other skill.

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21 June 2022

Finding your own impact story

We explore how to see more of the positive impact our work entails, because every story is extraordinary, you just have to recognise it for yourself.

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17 May 2022

Inter-generational leadership is key

Why this collaboration brings mutual understanding and innovation for the complex, systemic problems we face today, for all generations.

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5 May 2022

Investing in powerful leadership

Investing in courageous, collaborative leaders is a prerequisite for successfully tackling today’s most pressing social and environmental challenges.

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5 April 2022

Leading beyond authority

Good leaders have purpose and passion for solving complex problems, but the work doesn't end there. Here, 6 things to know about leading beyond authority.

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11 August 2021

Why social value matters

Feeling a disconnect between your desire to deliver social impact and whether you can actually deliver it? Here's how to unpack your full potential.

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18 June 2020

How Dan redefined inclusion

Our United Diaspora alumni used his passion for inclusion and representation to build a supportive platform for LGBTQ+ Africans and asylum seekers.

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