Tag Archives: Civil Society

Changing and not changing: midsummer maternal madness and understanding resistance in a coaching situation

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Take Away Line An organisational community can be torn over questions of change. All too often, as in the case presented here, resistance can be configured as a monolith to be crushed or avoided. But working with an organisational leader … Continue reading

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I’m not paranoid – I’m just isolated: coaching reflections on how our thoughts can mask facing up to the real issue

Take Away Line All of us have these little annoying loops that go round in our minds. They can sometimes appear almost paranoid. But can we think of them as purposeful in anyway? Sometimes they can mask a bigger concern, … Continue reading

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Opening up: Adopting a Habit of Reviewing Governance Effectiveness

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Take Away Line As the group at the ‘top of the shop’ in their organisations, there is an easy and natural tendency for boards to become somewhat closed off, like a closed system, impervious to signals of how it may … Continue reading

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An Awakened Board: A Peak at Great Organisational Governance

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 Take Away Line Good governance, along with its great governance and weak governance counterparts, is only partly a describable condition – and in this blog we have a go at that – but it is also an outcome from a … Continue reading

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Leadership and culture: Lions led by donkeys – when managerial under-capacity is a choice

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Take Away Line Leaders of organisations can live in a work culture that oppresses them and builds in failure.  Yet, even as the leaders of their organisations, they can feel they have no choice.  They are stuck.  The example of … Continue reading

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Sir Stuart speaks; but we only listen. A Trip on the Gravy Train

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Take Away Line Spending their hard-earned cash and time to be together for a conference is a sign that consultants see value in their membership of professional body, EU Consult. It also means we care about the issues our clients … Continue reading

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