Is "masculinity" in crisis? Has "femininity" lost its way? If the patriarchy is dead, or dying, or at least despised, then what is to take its place? This is a morning connecting members who think it's about time that some traditional identities, labels and boxes were unpicked and unpacked.
There's quite a frontier between being an early-stage, seed-funded start-up and operating as an established player. How is that best bridged? How do you remain innovative and agile when scaling from small to significant? How should the many spinning plates be triaged? And how do you transition from being founder to CEO, and your team grow from being jacks to masters?
If you take your citizenship seriously then what can you do to embrace your responsibilities and protect your rights? How can you have most impact, both in your personal and professional lives? Are there small changes that can truly ripple out to make a significant difference? And with so many competing needs, where should you focus your energy and attention?
What can different generations, different sectors, different organisations learn from each other about rallying great teams? What can we each individually do to most effectively support those around us? Which practical structures, techniques, and philosophies have garnered the most success, be they in business, politics, the arts or sport? Which avant-garde practices are revolutionising the ways in which we might support the motivation and development of others?
From boardrooms to broadcasts, stages to stories, and politics to panels, how do we get new, unusual, perhaps unorthodox voices heard? How do we do so without adding yet more noise to a cacophonous world? How should they be supported? Who's not listening and what might persuade them to pay attention?
Below is a taste of our recent breakfasts, with links to some of the recommendations that were shared.
16 October 2018
The Business of Belonging
Some organisations offer more than a commodity or service: they represent an identity, are the lodestar of a community. This breakfast explored how those communities are best enriched and sustained, the best tips and techniques for developing a sense of "belonging", what that even meant (and didn't mean) and much more...
A Hot Breakfast gathering together those who see - or seek - in blockchain a whole new solution to entrenched environmental challenges. This is a call to all interested in the latest new technology: the champions, the challengers, and the plain curious. The morning is a chance to help bridge siloes between the sectors and engage in a conversation about - quite literally - changing the world.
What work practices and cultures are spurring the top people to their desks in the morning? Where's the innovation in designing the best office environments and jobs? What should we be wary of shedding from the 9-to-5 culture, how much can be poached from the gig mentality, and which avant-garde companies are going to be game-changers? In short, how can we make work really work - for everyone?