Ernie’s Dead

By Chris Gandy Ernie and his wife Alice had lived in the district all their lives. They were childhood sweethearts and had been married 53 years. They had no children and other relatives had either left the area or died out.  So together they devoted their lives to their very successful mixed farming operation and […]

Nice Tee Shirt – Not!

Chris Gandy wrote a great blog recently about and the benefits that flow to people and their organisations when Leaders create trusting relationships. The article reminded me of a conversation I had with a “battler” at the local shopping mall the other day. He was a middle aged guy wearing a black Tee shirt that […]

Misleading Conduct # 10 : Continually Moving the Performance Goalposts

Misleaders always want to be focussed on the performance of the business as an outcome AND always want to operate as if there is no connection between their leadership and the performance outcomes of their people. How many times have we seen or heard organisations state… “Our people are our most important asset”….or… “Our business is our people”….? How […]

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 […]