When The Dog Dies

  Bob and Alison have been friends of ours for years. Recently Bob decided to retire and they put on a BBQ to mark the event. While Bob tended the steak in his inimitable fashion, I asked Alison about their plans for the next chapter in their lives. Without hesitation she reeled off a list […]

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 […]

Alpha or Omega?

Note To Leaders of Cause-Based Organisations To effectively lead your organisation from good to great could I respectfully suggest you: Don’t follow, lead & pursue. Don’t copy, create & cultivate. Don’t start, finish & complete. Don’t sit still, move & shift. Don’t fit in, stand out & be extraordinary. Don’t sit quietly, speak up & with […]