Making Exceptional Chairs Common

By Chris Gandy Most of us will have stories to tell about how people find themselves being appointed Chairs of not for profit organisations: “Guess what happened, I couldn’t make the AGM and ended up getting elected as the Chair” or “When they called for nominations everyone took a step back and I was too slow”. Amusing stuff, if only […]

Has your Board driven to Nowhere lately?

You are probably familiar with The Road to Abilene, a business parable addressing the dangers of groupthink. I have changed Abilene to “Nowhere”, a mythical outback Australian town, and the story goes something like this: There is a group sitting around a veranda on a very hot summer’s day and one says: hey, we could […]