Police misconduct, discrimination and brutality is not isolated to one country, but impacts Western society from the U.S. to Europe, the UK to Australia, and Canada to New Zealand. It is an international tragedy that is anything but a recent phenomenon, rooted in generations of injustice, economic inequality, and systemic racism.[1] Across the Western world…

Covid-19 spread around the world, sending billions of people into lockdown and social distancing as health services and the economy have struggled to cope. The pandemic has hit and reshaped companies, industries, and national economies. Across Western society economic inequality has widened, living standards have declined, and the American Dream has continued to free-fall. Traditional…

The Rule of Law is one of the ideals of democracy and Western society.[1] Historically it has been the great equalizer, the guarantor of a common set of rules and equality, fairness and dignity for all. However, legal scholars and commentators have recognized that rising economic inequality can undermine a well-functioning democracy and the rule…

We live in complex times that – although comprised of some controllable and predictable elements – is largely uncontrollable, unpredictable and evolving (emergent).[1] Like many other professions, the legal profession is facing increasingly urgent and intensifying trends and challenges that it has not encountered before. Professions have long been seen as a path for success:…

How is it that at a time of unprecedented focus on leadership and corporate culture — by regulatory authorities, Boards, stakeholders, leadership and management consultants, and a virtual flood of books, articles, degree programs, and big-budget training efforts — stunning organizational and leadership failures continue to take place at the highest levels in both the…

Until relatively recently, most people worked to 62 or 65, had a retirement party, collected their pensions, and headed off into the sunset.  Everyone in the office generally knew when to expect people to retire. Today the norms are blurring, particularly for professionals. In this new paradigm, I am constantly amazed to hear from successful…

Global warming and climate change is already here, striking countries across the world with increasing severity. It impacts every part of the globe, every community, every business, and every person. With decades of climate change denial, suppression, and – ultimately – climate policy failure both domestically and abroad, can we break the cycle?[1] The answer…

The world appears to be fraying at the edges, with fundamental social, economic and political divides peppered with overheated and demeaning rhetoric, refusal to compromise, loss of trust, and partisanship all the time.[1]And such a disaffected and divided world is a significant threat to our society.[2] Addressing these issues is “an economic necessity”, as they…

We today “reap the benefits of public services built by previous generations” and corporate leaders “more willing to pay taxes”. But what will we be passing on to future generations?[1] Across Western society, “in the name of austerity, we put off investments critical to our future. We also put off the maintenance of our existing…

Leadership is vital to making sense of the rapidly changing business environment that organizations find themselves in today.  Business sectors across the world – including the legal industry – are experiencing accelerated disruptions and unprecedented strategic challenges as a result of new technologies, digitalization,[1] new entrants and business models, globalization, intensifying competition and an unpredictable…