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 […]

Does your Cause receive the respect it deserves?

If you are an employee, board member, volunteer or supporter of a cause-based organisation, stop and think for a moment  about whether the Cause is receiving the reverence it deserves. The Cause is why your organisation exists. It is why you and your colleagues joined and support the organisation. The reason the organisation receives tax […]

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 […]