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March 30th 2023
Why I chose a B Corp accredited political consultancy – and you should too
One of the most powerful but unusual traits in politics is consistency. The public responds to people who look like they might actually do what they say they’ll do. Unfortunately, this just as often leads to the election of ‘straight talking’ people (usually men) who simply tell whoever’s in the room what they want to hear.
Consultancies advising clients on how to engage and interact with the political process must therefore make frequent decisions about who to advise, and how to advise them, and for what purpose. There is serious temptation for boards and executives – whether in the public, private or social sector – simply to mirror back the inconsistent, irrational behaviour they see in the political sphere.
January 12th 2023
The current and aspiring prime ministers have set out their stalls for 2023. Against a background of relentless strike action and public sector chaos, Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer both felt that the dawn of...
January 5th 2023
What I Go To School For
Yesterday, a grateful nation heard from peppy youth pastor Rishi Sunak. Today it was the turn of exasperated headmaster Keir Starmer to lay out his stall for 2023. Shirt-sleeves rolled up, stern face on, GCSE...
January 4th 2023
Take Me To Church
The curate stepped up to the pulpit and surveyed his congregation. He had dreamed of this moment, of course. Trained for it. Practiced in front of the mirror. But it had come a little quicker...
December 19th 2022
Lodestone's Festive Favourites 2022
We’ve had a busy and exciting year at Lodestone, working for more clients than ever before and seeing real impact. But there’s nothing like winding down for Christmas, perhaps with a glass of Never Say...
December 12th 2022
In 2023, risk will continue to be our shared reality
Newly appointed Lodestone Director and leading political risk analyst, Tom King, looks back at the wild ride that was 2022, and explains why political risk will only grow in relevance for organisations’ reputation and investment...
December 9th 2022
Lodestone Insight: Labour’s constitutional plan for a New Britain
What you need to know Labour’s constitutional reform proposals are not an earthquake, but neither can they be ignored. A Labour government could significantly alter the balance of power between nations and regions, if such...