Here's a brief question set to help you think about strategic horizons. Useful in the board room, as a team - and as an individual. It should be fairly self-explanatory - once you work through these three steps: Start by reviewing the X and then the Y axis. Then move on to Page 2 for … Continue reading Strategic Horizons – a Question Set to help you Align Your Org
This is the question that brought together 69 facilitation, communications and change management professionals over two one-hour twitter chats last October during International Facilitation Week - and Martin Gilbraith and I are now doing a follow-up for 2016 in the form of a webinar. During the session we will: invite you to share some of your own experience … Continue reading What does it take for people to align behind change?
“How can I have more purposeful & productive conversations, bring out the wisdom of a group, encourage feedback between people, and reach shared awareness in meetings? How can I generate and weave together a diverse range of ideas, develop creative solutions and build a group consensus?” Here's our answer - skill up on your group … Continue reading An effective method to #alignyourorg
A round-up of recent materials that can help you with your alignment work - this issue is focused on Alignment for the Third Sector but many of these insights apply across all sectors. A new guide to the Chair-CEO relationship is out A Question of Balance – a guide to the Chair and Chief Executive … Continue reading What we’re reading: the latest on alignment for the Third Sector
Following the recent #FacWeekChat which Martin Gilbraith, Faith Forster and I co-hosted - here's the Storify - kindly collated by Martin.
Just finished participating in the first ever GuideStar Impact Call: bit like an earnings call for a corporate - just adapted for non-profits (see more further down). If you run a charitable / voluntary organisation and want to be both transparent and accountable to your stakeholders, then this is a format worth experimenting with. Don't … Continue reading Impact Call: expanding the definition of transparency
The executive director of Nesta sets out in a recent article what she thinks are the factors that will make voluntary organisations thrive in the coming ten years: "What makes charities more likely to thrive? Which charities will do well? Like in any sector, it is the organisations that best adapt to change and innovate in … Continue reading Deliberate
From an exchange on the Guardian Voluntary Sector Network: What are the ten most important things you would want to know as trustee of a charity? Here's my response: It depends on whether I was considering stepping up or already a trustee of an organisation. So I've taken the liberty of splitting the ten into two … Continue reading #ALIGN and the nine other important things you would want to know as trustee of a charity