Reports state that the leader has had heart surgery and is “gravely ill” following the procedure. Kim has been the dictator of North Korea and of its nuclear arsenal since his father, Kim Jong-il passed away in 2011.
Authenticity is such a buzzword right now - we all want to eat authentic food, have authentic relationships, travel to authentic places, buy authentic brands and be our authentic selves.
Grand statements are not enough. Change is achieved through actions and they need to be prioritised and followed up. The good news is that nearly everyone in the organisation wants to see beneficial innovations. So start by removing today's barriers so that ideas can flow more easily from inception through to implementation.
The big risk the Labour leader took last week was the Blair risk, inviting the former PM to take to the podium on his behalf to dispense another well-polished, perfectly pitched and impassioned monologue to the masses.
In a changing economic context, most charities are being asked to be more entrepreneurial, but I'm coming across more and more CEOs that are tired of hearing the term and Chairs of Trustees that don't seem to know where to start. So what does 'entrepreneurial' really mean in the charity sector?
I am not un-empathetic to this desire to change, but a lack of action, I think it is part of being human and I know I have on occasion done exactly what I am talking about here. Most of us, including myself have something we would like to change in our lives. Often we know exactly what it is that's wrong, very often we even know the steps to change it but we don't take them. Why?
The world mourns the loss of one the world's most revered statesman. Eulogies at his memorial service reminisce over his noble characteristics, wish him a peaceful repose and beckon humanity to embrace his legacy...
Warsaw revealed some serious divisions amongst groups of countries, and the language used became ever more heated. Indeed, the negotiations may well have raised the curtain on what will be some very difficult discussions when countries come forward with their 'contributions' from the end of next year.
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone once said that delegation is the art of accepting second best. I've alway loved Ecclestone's witticisms but to a large degree, he may be spot on.