In a race between a team and a committee, the team will always be able to travel lighter, move faster, and go much further in actually shaping the future.
Every radical new idea, every transformational opportunity, will generate objections. And in every objection, there will be text and subtext.
Lots of charities have areas of expertise that can be incredibly valuable to other organisations, but most will never get anything like their fair share of that value, simply because of the way they sell.
The world is not going back to normal any time soon. This “rolling crisis” is here to stay for the foreseeable, and we’re going to have to think, act, and above all lead, differently.
I’m constantly told by Chairs and CEOs they want their organisations to become more agile, embrace learning and innovation, and for their leaders to be operating far more strategically. So here’s what to do…
What for one person was a musing, an invitation to exchange ideas, a concept to kick around and play with, for the other was a suggestion that they interpreted as an instruction and passed on as an order.
The call over recent months for a full return to office-based working shows not just a lack of vision but a profound failure of leadership to adapt.
We can get far more from our in-person interactions than mere productivity. We can get ideas, inspiration, creative thinking. We can get a space to genuinely bounce off and explore. We can get a time, just to talk.
Thursday 20th January 2022 8am to 9:45am – How can we build better, stronger, more purposeful coalitions, and embrace collaborative working to unlock the full potential of our collective impact?
There is a broad and fertile valley between the opposing mountain ranges of selfless charitable altruism and naked commercial self-interest.