Tag Archives: Nonprofit organization

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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In praise of recognition, but not praise itself: coaching reflections for leaders

Take Away Line Half-hearted praise does as much for self-esteem as casual criticism. If you want to build the confidence of your people, they need to feel recognised not praised. And that’s about how you engage with them. Whole-hearted and fully … 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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Governance: Consultant/client relations – where does the power really lie?

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Take-Away Line Whether as a member of a board or as a consultant to a board, groups find ways of limiting individual power in ways that can be surprising and uncomfortable, even apparently irrational.  There is a strange symbiotic relationship … 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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