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Mindful of the cynics

There is increasing interest in the potential of practising mindfulness to improve individual and collective wellbeing. Leadership expert, Julia Fell explores some of the concerns this has raised and concludes that if we are to accelerate the adoption of more humane ways of organising work, mindfulness has a significant part to play.

Working back to happiness

Pay and benefits are not enough when it comes to employee satisfaction. Alexander Kjerulf FRSA argues that employers also need to make their staff happy.

Shopping for Shared Value

Paul Kelly writes about the role big business can play in their surrounding communities.

RSA Animate – Re-Imagining Work

Dave Coplin, Chief Envisioning Officer at Microsoft, imagines what might be possible if more organisations embraced the full, empowering potential of technology and encouraged a truly open, collaborative and flexible working culture.

Changing the way we think about care

Martin Elliott FRSA argues that current thinking about care as a system will not meet our needs.

Mindfulness: not solving difficult problems

There is currently an explosion of interest in mindfulness, crudely put, the paying of attention to the moment. Mark Leonard argues that simple but powerful mindfulness exercises and broader access to training in the workplace could help us harness the power of our demons for good.

A revolution in family policy

Clem Henricson FRSA argues that to develop a new approach to family policy, we need to look at the successes and failures of the past.

Rochdale: abuse, misogyny and misrepresentation

Anwar Akhtar FRSA responds to the recent case involving child sexual exploitation in Rochdale.

Governance in society

Mark Thriscutt FRSA suggests emphasising personal responsibility to tackle individual and organisational misbehavior.

Time to celebrate recovery?

Stigmatisation and misunderstanding of addiction can only be overcome when recovering addicts are prepared to share their stories, according to Beth Burgess

Illuminating Indigenous Ideas

Patrick de Flufy illustrates the mischaracterisation of Amazon’s indigenous peoples and the complex reality on the ground.

The people’s Olympiad

Martin Willis FRSA argues that more time should be spent celebrating grass roots activity, which captures the spirit of the people’s Olympics.

Valuing human capital

Michael Echols FRSA suggest that we re-evaluate economic success and the impact of investment in people

Improving process or transforming outcomes?

Public service ‘improvement’ strategies should be measured by how lives have improved for individuals and their communities, argues Dr. Peter Dudley FRSA

Meaning at work

Nicholas Ind FRSA argues that organisations need the innovative ideas and contributions of their staff to enhance service and performance.

Sure Start: how government discovered early childhood

Naomi Eisenstadt FRSA demonstrates how to deliver services for young children, in her story about the development of Sure Start

Rediscovering the human element

Understanding the importance of human relationships can help drive down costs to public services, argues David Boyle FRSA

Prevention in social care

Alex Fox FRSA points out how cost-effective preventative care services can be.

Humanity 2.0

We need to start taking the profound questions that arise from post-humanism seriously, argues Steve Fuller FRSA

Should we play fair with religion?

Brenda Watson FRSA argues for more discussion of religion in public discourse.

Philanthropy in the UK

Peter Wanless FRSA says we must not forget to show appreciation for the amount given to charity by ordinary people.

Should we ban twitter or praise it?

Thomas Neumark argues the focus should be on understanding the power social networks themselves.

Can we teach moral reasoning?

Emma Worley asks whether lessons in morality can be considered within the curriculum review

New Metrics for a New Era

An individual’s state of mind is contagious and, through an inevitable chain of events, affects classic economic outcomes argues Jim Clifton.

Raising Aspirations and the Glass Ceiling

A new report suggests that the glass ceiling for women at work is created by their own lack of confidence. If this is the case, asks Juliana Farha FRSA, what role can fathers play in their daughters’ lives?

The Public Voice of Obesity

Patricia F. Sadio FRSA asks whether the Big Society is the perfect partner for combating obesity.

The Benefits of Outdoor Adventure

Randall Williams argues that benefits of active involvement with nature requires a better response.

Darwin, Morality and Human Behaviour

Clem Henricson FRSA examines the question of what part morality plays in our evolution.

Supporting parents

Children’s Commissioner and FRSA Maggie Atkinson looks at how we support parents to support and nurture children

Towards Tomorrow’s Investor

David Pitt Watson FRSA seeks Fellows’ help to improve people’s pension options