Whether it is about the importance of diversity in charities or the need to invest in public health and wellbeing, aligning agendas will always be more powerful than pushing a moral cause
When I wrote a paper on bringing systems thinking into strategy almost 4 years ago, it was hard to find many established charities paying more than passing reference to these concepts
As a sector, we desperately need better ways to play our game, and we will need to nurture our own Cruyffs and Guardiolas to envisage and exemplify them.
I’ve seen more strategies and engagement sessions than I care to mention, and far too many are little more than lectures about the logic.
I’ve written before about the change that can when charity teams begin to appreciate the value of what they have, and of what they do, and volunteering turns out to be no exception.
How are you examiniming the stories, traits, and cultural barriers that are preventing your organisation from achieving its potential?
The most memorable compliment I have ever received from a client, was this: “The most valuable thing about you, Martyn, is that you know nothing.”
We all have our default self-talk, and our own ongoing narrative telling us who we are, and who we need to be for others. But it doesn’t have to be fixed. We can all rewrite the story.
Recorded in a live seminar from February 2023, Martyn examines the tensions between planned strategies and agile working, and the more enlightened approach to strategic thinking required to resolve them.
Before you can influence anyone about anything, you first need to understand them. And this is where the early signs of resistance can offer you the single most valuable opportunity of your entire strategy process.