Friday Footnote # 151
Each week we share loads of content amongst Team ION and with our network. Content that inspires us, which we find helpful, or just makes us smile. We thought we would start sharing these insights every Friday. Welcome to Friday Footnote.
- Skills shortage vacancies have more than doubled in in Wales over the last six years (Wales 247)
- How to conduct a walking interview (Centre for Cultural Value)
- How to think in systems for greater impact (IDEO U)
- Wales business confidence at highest since 2021 (Wales 247)
- Shifting from star performer to star manager (Harvard Business Review)
- How to support your team when uncertainty is high (MIT Sloan Management Review)
- RSPB to give young people free access to its nature reserves in 'youth revolution' (The Guardian)
- Drop Bear Beer Co acquires brewery site in Swansea (Wales 247)
- 5 best jobs for introverts (and how to thrive in an extroverted world) (Forbes)
Open up new opportunities by implementing Circular Economy principles
Introducing circular economy principles into your business offers a range of reasons that can positively impact your bottom line, brand reputation, and long-term sustainability. Here's why you should consider adopting circular economy principles; Cost Savings, Competitive Advantage, Innovation Opportunities, Regulatory Compliance, Supply Chain Resilience.
Transitioning to a circular economy requires a shift in mindset and business strategies with increased circular economy knowledge and innovation skills. However, the long-term benefits in terms of sustainability, cost savings, and business growth can be substantial, making it a worthwhile endeavour for forward-thinking businesses.
The CEIC programme, made up of Cardiff Metropolitan University in partnership with Swansea University and third sector and industry partners, are running a fully funded programme to support businesses to develop their circular economy understanding and innovation plans to support clean growth and contribute to Welsh Government’s ‘Net Zero Wales’ ambitions.
To express an interest in the fully-funded 6 month programme starting in early November 2023 visit their website.
What does it mean to be a 'purposeful' business?
As part of the Swansea University Festival of Social Sciences we are hosting a roundtable discussion on what it means to be a “purposeful” business – balancing profit, people and planet.
We are delighted to invite you to join us on November 15th from 5pm -7pm at Urban Foundry HQ to share your insights and views on this important topic. This is an opportunity for ideas to be shared between a range of organisations and individuals.
This event is part of an ongoing research project at Swansea University. Opportunities will be available for networking over refreshments. Please sign up via this link so we can collect any requirements.
Become an extraordinary leader with ION
For over 14 years we have supported leaders at all levels to become extraordinary leaders. Whether you are just starting your leadership journey, or want to freshen up your skills and learn how best to implement the latest thinking, strategies and best practice into your business, we are here to help.
Get in touch with Adam on email@example.com to arrange a chat to find out how we can work with you to develop extraordinary leaders in your organisation.
#FridayFootnote will be taking a short break next week, but we will be back in a few weeks time.
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