Skip the Mission and go straight to the Vision

By Chris Gandy Perhaps I am being alarmist, but I am genuinely concerned that the NFP sector is failing to develop and attract the calibre of leaders needed to meet the demands our society is placing on it. Not that great people aren’t out there, they are. It is just that as a sector we […]

Still Walking in Their Shoes

After take-off on the “Red-eye” from Perth to Sydney the other night, I decided to forego the in-flight entertainment and listen to my own music and hopefully get some shut-eye. This was my last trip home after delivering our Janus CEO Transition Program in Ruah Community Services. The assignment took 9 months to complete and […]

‘ACE’ That Job Interview

We all know that interviews can be stressful and you invest a large amount of time and energy in the anticipation and preparation. What will they ask? Do I have the skills and what it takes? What from the past will set me up for the future? Will I ‘fit’? Not surprisingly, by the time […]

There’s No Future in Looking Back When Recruiting NFP Executives

  Typically when a not for profit CEO, or perhaps a member of the Leadership Team, announces their intention to leave we rush to…… Dust off the latest position description for the role – which could be anything from years to months old. Tweak the PD based on the perceived strengths and weaknesses of the […]

Our Janus Program In 3.29

OK, this may not be your ideal “elevator pitch” but here is a pretty quick overview of our Janus Leadership Transition Program and why Boards should take advantage of our free no obligation consultation offer.

No Need to Hit The Panic Button When a CEO Decides to Leave

By Chris Gandy If you have been a Director of a not for profit, I am sure you can relate to this. I received a call recently from a Board Member of a mid-sized cause-based organisation and the conversation went roughly like this: “Heard you are back in Executive Recruitment” she said “Well yes, kind […]

If Only I Knew Then What I Know Now

By Chris Gandy How often do you find yourself thinking something like: “If only I knew then what I know now”? I seem to be thinking that quite a bit lately, particularly as Cause & Effective grows and we assist more and more Causes to realise the benefits of contingent resourcing. During my CEO days, […]

Things Have Never Been So Bad For Not for Profits! Really?

 By Chris Gandy When I moved from the corporate world to the not for profit sector in 1986 I was greeted by a large number of well wishers who made me feel very ambivalent about my decision. Bob, a seasoned CEO of an aged care facility was typical of the people I met in those […]

Been Barking Up the Wrong Tree For a New CEO?

By Chris Gandy As a not for profit board member what is your most important and probably most difficult task? Most board members I speak to say it is finding and recruiting a new CEO. I totally agree but at the same time find it a bit weird that quite often the Board’s actions don’t […]

Do You Avoid Reference Checking For Fear Of Bursting Your Balloon?

By Chris Gandy The news that broke last week about retail giant Myer dismissing their new Group General Manager Strategy and Business Development, on his first day apparently due to a falsified CV has brought the process of referencing checking into the spotlight. I know nothing more about the case than what has been reported widely […]