Honesty, candour and the willingness to share openly are among the sector’s greatest attributes, but they have far more potential than is currently being realised.
Some of the most debilitating constraints faced by the charity sector have a common root cause. Which implies there could be a common solution if we are collectively willing to take it on.
The idea that any plan sufficiently detailed to merit the name, will still be relevant in three, two, sometimes even one years’ time, is utterly naïve.
For centuries we’ve lived in a capitalist world shaped largely by commercial and economic interests, and that’s not changing any time soon, but commercial markets can be a powerful force for good.
The best way to develop high value commercial income with genuine impact, is to find unmet need and to create new markets around it, but that means a lot of people inside your charity need to change their expectations.
Easter is usually a quiet time here at Drake Towers. This year though, things were different…
Great leaders create more leaders, not more followers. That’s why the true measure of any leader is in the quality of the team they lead.
Research has shown that paying people more money doesn’t improve their performance. But what it has shown, is that there are five other factors that make all the difference.
“You didn’t tell me”, “they didn’t say anything”, and “why didn’t anyone raise this at the time”, should be red flags for any leader, particularly if it’s you who is saying them.
This event is now fully booked. If you would like to go onto the reserve list, please drop me a line. May’s CEO breakfast seminar on commercial capabilities, was clearly […]