INTERTWINGLEMENTS Unravelling the tangle……..

Unravelling the tangle of The Leadership Agenda and a few other things….

Cyril Chantler

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Zenna Atkins

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Paddy Ashdown

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David Bell

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Sir David Bell is a non executive director of the Economist, chairman of Sadlers Wells, the University of Roehampton, Crisis, Common Purpose, the London Transport Museum, the Media Standards Trust, the Transformation Trust, the Institute of War and Peace Reporting and the Walpole Committee.

He also serves on the boards of the International Youth Foundation, Plan International, and Silatech and is a trustee of the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation and a member of the Honorary Council of the Royal National Theatre.

David was Chairman of the Financial Times from 1996 until his retirement at the end of 2009 and served on the board of Pearson plc for thirteen years until May 2009. Until his retirement David also served as Chairman of Pearson Inc. and as Pearson’s Director for People with responsibility for the company’s 36,000 people in 61 countries.

David was also Chairman of the Millennium Bridge Trust (1995-2002), responsible for conceiving the first new bridge across Thames in the centre of London for 100 years.

David was educated at Cambridge University and the University of Pennsylvania. He received his knighthood for services to industry, the arts and charity.

Common Purpose and The Big Society

There seems to some confusion among the civil service regarding the meaning of The Big Society.

Apparently three departments had to undergo training by Common Purpose. These were:

The Home Office
The Department for Communities and Local Government
The Department for the Environment and Rural Affairs.

They called it a “collaboration laboratory.”

MINISTERS SPEND £12,000 EXPLAINING DAVID CAMERON’S BIG SOCIETY TO CIVIL SERVANTS

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Julia Middleton

If you click below you will discover a nice colourful PDF. Hopefully you will appreciate how long it took a mere Black Cat to work out how to use a new piece of software that she tripped over on the floor of The Spell Pantry.

INTERTWINGLEMENTS ; JULIA MIDDLETON

I might update it from time to time if I can be bothered.

If you want a more boring and less colourful account using prose then you’d better click HERE instead.

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Action for Happiness

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“Action for Happiness” appears to be a “Change Agent.” It describes itself as follows:

“Action for Happiness is a non-profit initiative which aims to encourage and support the move to a happier society.

We are wholly independent and have no political, religious or commercial affiliations.

We plan to engage a wide audience and inspire people to make positive changes in their personal lives, homes, schools, workplaces and communities. Ultimately we hope to trigger a mass movement for fundamental cultural change.

We were founded in 2010 by three influential figures with extensive experience in the worlds of economics, education, politics and social innovation: Richard Layard, Geoff Mulgan and Anthony Seldon.”

They appear to want to organize a mass movement for “Change” but acknowledge they cannot do so without the help of others.

“We recognise that no organisation on its own can effectively orchestrate a mass movement for change, so our approach is to be highly collaborative.

We plan to partner with a wide range of influential organisations and individuals from all sections of society. Everyone is welcome to join the movement and get involved. “

THE BOARD OF ACTION FOR HAPPINESS

Richard Layard

Geoff Mulgan

Dr Anthony Seldon

Nic Marks

Mark Williamson

“Action for Happiness” is at present part of “The Young Foundation” a charity headed by Chief Executive Goeff Mulgan.

It is planned that it will become an independent company with charitable status early this year.

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