YOUR passion: it’s more important than you think.

Words by: Ricky Sheward You’ve seen it on job applications. “We’re looking for a dedicated (check), driven (no problem), creative (yeah) and passionate (uh oh) individual.”   And immediately we start trying to be mind-readers. We try to predict what the employer wants to hear. The truth? For some reason the truth seems ludicrous and, … More YOUR passion: it’s more important than you think.

Recap: Social Enterprise Inspiration and Internships event

What do men’s underwear, plastic bottles and a man in a monkey suit have to do with social enterprise?  For those who attended the Impact Academy/ Milaana Social Enterprise Inspiration and Internship Night, probably more than they ever expected. Do good and do well: the theme was clear throughout all the presentations. Local social entrepreneurs … More Recap: Social Enterprise Inspiration and Internships event

Do unto others: The importance of empathy in leadership

Words by: Ricky Sheward If I asked you to make a list of words that described great leadership, what would be on your list? Would it look like this list by the members of LinkedIn’s Executive Suite? The usual suspects fill the page. Accountable, courageous, ethical, responsible. But what about Empathic? You know, the ability … More Do unto others: The importance of empathy in leadership

Social Enterprise 101

Words by: Alison Killen If you’ve heard of Milaana, chances are you’ve heard of social enterprise. We’re all about it! But, what exactly is it? Well, there’s a lot of discussion surrounding the definition of social enterprise, but one thing is clear: social enterprises have more than just profit in mind. They use business principles … More Social Enterprise 101