The Prince and the Politician
Reading for Conflicted Times
A contrast in approaches between the royal and the socialist. Jeremy Corbin, leader of the opposition Labour Party in the United Kingdom, seeks an America that embraces social equity and respect for the environment. HRH Prince Charles shares that passion for the environment (one presumes social equity, but one can argue that’s a hard case to make as a hereditary royal…).
So, the Prince and the Politician have a common goal: influence President Trump to take climate change seriously, and re-engage with the Paris Climate Accords. How they approach that goal is entirely different.
When the Outcome is Nothing
We were asked recently, after one of our talks on negotiation, whether a negotiation program at an eminent business school was worth the investment. While we're never going to argue against investing in education, as pre-work we pointed them to some great reading. We're frequently asked to recommend authors. For these times when we need resolutions to many conflicted issues, here's a quick rundown of homework reading.
We spend much of our days talking to clients and audiences about the need to focus on the outcome. And sometimes the outcome - whether in foreign affairs, social affairs, or business - can be stability. It's hard to measure when you have it. We defer to the Norwegian Military to tell it better than we can.