Each Friday I am going to try and share three things that have caught my attention during the week which I have found really interesting or topical. It could be something related to my consultancy work, something I am reading, something that has drawn a lot of attention in the media, or possibly something tech or sport related that I have been drawn to. So here goes week one!
This picture of AFLW star Tayla Harris blew up on social media mid-week. The picture posted on the Channel 7 AFL Facebook page was taken down after deplorable comments were made by little online trolls. There was a fast and severe backlash to Channel 7 for removing the photo rather than moderating the trolls. The outcry and subsequent support for Tayla possibly represents a defining moment in women’s sport in this country – and as a father of two young girls, I truly hope that they can grow up in a society where this type of misogyny towards women no longer exists.
One of my areas of particular interest is helping develop the organisational and business capability of purpose driven organisations. Organisations across the not-for-profit sector are being challenged by increased competition and tightening funding environments requiring these organisations to explore new business models and commercially focused opportunities. This post by the AICD https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6513779587359612928 highlights the challenge facing Director’s and Executives of NFP’s to remain viable while remaining true to their purpose and the community they serve.
In a week where many people have been questioning where the world has got it so wrong, this clip which went viral on social media reminds us that there is hope
This is a powerful example of the role that sport plays in bringing our communities together, and that if we provide our kids with the right environments they can grow up showing love and respect rather than hate and violence. Well done young fella!!
Thanks for reading and have a great weekend everyone!