Is Your Team Missing the Foundations of Great Teamwork?

By Nina Sochon : Imagine you are the leader of a team where occasional blaming and backstabbing are the norm. Conflicts are frequent and they don’t always result in a healthy outcome. Occasionally conflict has quite a significant impact on your team’s productivity. You want to bring out the best in your people but your […]

Now NFP’s Have Three Options: Merge, Perish or …… Network

  If we are to listen to some high profile NFP players lately, small to medium cause-based organisations have two options : merge or perish! All pretty depressing stuff if your organisation is now on this new endangered species list. Even worse if you, a family member or community is reliant on one of these supposedly […]

The Custodians of Failure

You are in a discussion about how to do something better at work. There is good agreement that the practice needs to be changed. The idea of the meeting is to canvass suggestions to be evaluated after a series of meetings to generate ideas. The discussion is going well, and then. One of your organisation’s […]

Avoiding Being a Social Change Blocker

“Nonprofits are losing their monopoly as the most effective agents of social change”. That’s the contention of Paul Klein who argues that unless not for profits ditch their “slow-moving, institutional, and self-interested model” they will loose their relevance as change agents and be replaced by committed corporates and social enterprises . As Paul points out, as a […]