How to Win Friends and Influence People: The Blog Edition (Part I)
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How to Win Friends and Influence People: The Blog Edition (Part I)

We have reached a turning point in history in which major changes are dramatically transforming the way the world is operating. To what extent is organizational influence playing a role in this? Last year, I had been invited to speak to a group of students and faculty members at Claremont University. When I was introduced … Continue reading

Beyond easy fixes: Ensuring the rights and safety of garment workers in the developing world
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Beyond easy fixes: Ensuring the rights and safety of garment workers in the developing world

By: Syed Sajjadur Rahman The plight of Bangladesh’s garment workers was thrust into the spotlight following the collapse in April 2013 of an eight-story factory building, the Rana Plaza, which caused the deaths of more than 1100 garment workers. Since then, some private sector coalitions and governments have investigated what can be done to prevent … Continue reading

The Secret to Effective Communications
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The Secret to Effective Communications

Today’s blog post comes to us courtesy of Jon Druker, whose insightful blog The Secret Sauce to Leadership & Managing discusses how to use good judgement and people skills to be able to ‘manage any empire’. The text below is a condensed version of his post Great Leaders Have Great Communications Skills. Great Communications Plans Any great … Continue reading

The Asia Pacific Region – Finding Canadian links
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The Asia Pacific Region – Finding Canadian links

By: Syed Sajjadur Rahman I recently appeared before the Canadian Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade to speak about the Asia-Pacific region. The following is a summary of my opening remarks. Asia Pacific represents the fastest growing region of the world and is becoming increasingly influential in determining global economic trends. Canada … Continue reading

Special Guest Blog – Bangladesh: Out of Fragility?
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Special Guest Blog – Bangladesh: Out of Fragility?

Below you will find Reflect & Learn’s very first special guest blog, which is part of a new series dealing with contextual issues surrounding development challenges and opportunities. We feel that this is a crucial topic to explore, as contextual issues form the environment within which organizations and networks operate. On November 26, the School … Continue reading