Are you tired of being asked, “Why can’t you run your not for profit like a business?” I’ve written about how not for profits can use advice written for businesses (with just a little translation). When it comes to not for profit finance, however, some business wisdom is just wrong. Clara Miller, the former director […]
Adjusting When Things Get Tight
By Chris Gandy Certainly there has been a fair degree of budget tightening flowing through the majority of our sector and the immediate outlook is to expect more of the same. From my perspective I have noticed this has increased the amount of hand wringing and blaming external factors but, alarmingly, not a lot of […]
Risk Assessment Model – Watch Out for Biases!
By Anya Faingersh In my post on Risk Awareness I promised to offer a comprehensive model for managing your risks, so here I am, fulfilling my promise. Successful management of risks is based on their proper assessment, because the main decisions you’ll be making here would mostly be about dedicating resources for dealing with the risks. Knowing […]
Raising Awareness of Risk Awareness
By Anya Faingersh Living in an uncertain world makes proper Risk Management critical for survival. In our age of frequent natural and man-made disasters, volatile markets and economic meltdowns, recognising and targeting of possible risks is of Manager’s highest priorities. However, Risk Management is a complicated affair, especially on an organisational level, and it utilises […]
When the Rains Come
By Sara Harrup 23 years ago I was a nurse working in the operating theatre of a large public hospital. One day whilst assisting with surgery on a man whose life was hanging in the balance, all the power went down. There were a few seconds where everything went quiet (except the sound of […]
Send in the clones
By Chris Gandy During a recent coaching session, a CEO recounted a conversation she had the month before with her Chairman. Apparently, the Chairman was micromanaging and giving her a tough time asking “has this been done, has that been done“? I asked her how she responded. “Told him.. I’ll get my clone to do this and my […]
Is survival a new measure of success?
I have had a great few months swanning around the country side catching up with old acquaintances and making new ones over countless cups of coffee and the occasional tea. All of the people I met had one thing in common – they were all Leaders (Senior Executives or Board Members) of cause-based organisations, small,medium and […]