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CSCLeaders Part Two in Toronto

The second CSCLeaders 2014 Part Two programme recently took place in Toronto. 20 participants from across the Commonwealth came together to explore the CSCLeaders 2014 Challenge on the social and economic value of technological innovation in the context of a city very different to those they visited in Part One earlier this year.

33Fifty: 'the action starts now'

100 young leaders from 31 countries across the Commonwealth came together in Glasgow and Edinburgh for a four-day Global Leader Experiences programme. 33Fifty was part of the official educational legacy programme of the Commonwealth Games.

Students in London explore 'What makes a city smart?'

Of all the Magnet Cities (a city where over 100 nationalities convene to study) London's diversity is among the highest. And every year, students from an array of nationalities and cultures come together to study in the capital of the UK. But with such a fantastic opportunity to learn from those around them, are students taking advantage of this?

5 ways confirmation biases may be ruining your decisions

If you are a leader in an organisation then it is likely that the effectiveness of your work is defined by the value of your decisions. And while most leaders try to be informed as possible (nobody actively wishes to make ill-informed decisions) the likelihood is, that you are constantly (and silently) beleaguered by blind spots.

33Fifty and the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games legacy

This year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow will be about more than just the sport on display. Common Purpose - in partnership with the Royal Commonwealth Society - is delivering a once in a lifetime opportunity for 100 young people from around the Commonwealth.

Common Purpose Ghana

Common Purpose ran its first course in Ghana in 2008. TheKNOW (now named Meridian), run in Accra was a course that provided leadership development for participants from the private, public, and not for profit sectors across Accra society.

Common Purpose France

Common Purpose ran its first programme in France in 2008. The Lille Matrix programme provided leadership development for participants from the private, public, and not for profit sectors across Lille society.

5 things I learned on my Common Purpose course

Yewande Okuleye talks about the 5 things she learned on the Common Ground Initiative Diaspora Leadership programme, which is funded by Comic Relief and delivered by Common Purpose.

Common Purpose was a life changing experience

The award winning singer and UNICEF ambassador, Angelique Kidjo wrote “An African is always confronted by the question of how they can give back to the continent”. Grace Owen writes about how her Common Purpose course helped her to help Africa.

7 Questions all leaders must ask themselves

One key role of a leader is to see what is coming down the road: to scan the horizon, to spot the moments to speed up or slow down, to see the bigger picture as the jigsaw gets put together piece by piece. A great way to test yourself is by looking at your own diary and asking yourself these 7 questions.