Mal Fletcher

2020Plus is a London-based think tank on social change and leadership innovation, helping business, communities and individuals to deal proactively with future change. Chairman: Mal Fletcher, social futurist & commentator, keynote speaker & broadcaster.

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Election Overload - Politics v Statesmanship

Election Overload - Politics v Statesmanship “The difference between a politician and a statesperson,” remarked James Freeman Clarke, “Is that a politician thinks of the next election while a statesman thinks of the next generation.” Today, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced a snap general election to be held on June 8 of this year. From today, that effectively sentences the British public to seven more weeks of droning political debate, hyperbole and misdirection. Mrs. May is either being very brave or remarkably reckless. Her character to date suggests that she normally wants to be seen as a safe pair of hands and a measured voice in volatile times. However, she is leaving herself open to the charge that in this case she is listening too much to her inner politician and not enough to the potential statesperson. Media pundits are already rushing to judgement, despite the fact that th... click here to read the full editorial
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Brexit Demands Leadership, Not Just Management

Brexit Demands Leadership, Not Just Management “I cannot give you a formula for success,” said Herbert Bayard Swope, “but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: try to please everybody.”  Rarely in its recent history has the UK needed leadership that’s aware of that maxim as much as it does right now. In the lead-up to Brexit negotiations and the inevitable emotional, economic and political highs and lows they will produce, this country needs bold leadership. I mean leadership as distinct from political management. Of course, leadership and management are both valuable assets in times of potentially seismic change. However, only leadership will facilitate a proactive, inclusive, reassuring and empowering move toward the future. As I wrote ... click here to read the full editorial
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Recent Social Comments

››  Election Overload - Politics v Statesmanship

Posted on: Tuesday 18 April 2017

››  Terror Fails in Face of Hope and Respect

Posted on: Wednesday 22 March 2017

››  Fake News - We've Seen Nothing Yet!

Posted on: Monday 6 March 2017

››  Reactions to Trump Are Mostly Over-Blown And Unhelpful

Posted on: Monday 27 February 2017

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››  Brexit Demands Leadership, Not Just Management

Posted on: Thursday 19 January 2017

››  3 Big Techs You Need To Know In 2016

Posted on: Tuesday 26 January 2016

››  Big Data, Big Collaboration, Big Wisdom

Posted on: Thursday 5 February 2015

››  Millennials - Your Most Valuable Resource

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