If only we were here, instead of there

“Don’t go in and hide; don’t come out and shine; stand stock-still in the middle.” ― Zhuangzi, The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu Here is how a common mistake occurs. When an undesirable development occurs or a difficult situation arises, we often think,  “Oh, I have got such rotten luck, why is this happening?’ We […]

How To Demolish A Wall

“Our conscience is not the vessel of eternal verities. It grows with our social life, and a new social condition means a radical change in conscience”. – Walter Lippmann What does a quote on ethics have to do with Leadership? To me everything. Since my first introduction to Ethics via Simon Longstaff and The St. James Ethics […]

Recruiting Is So Much More Than Finding The Next Seat Warmer

By Chris Gandy I fully appreciate that the departure of a member of a not for profit’s leadership group can be highly disruptive. It can herald a period of uncertainty and is a definite inconvenience for those who are asked to cover for bits and pieces that have been left hanging by the recently departed. […]

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 […]