These are not normal circumstances. This is a one-off. A defining point in time. This is the moment of transition between the pre-Covid world and the post-Covid world. This is the time for impossible dreams.
In every organisation, in some way, shape or form, most people are attached to what the organisation currently does, and they will all have sensible and measured reasons for diluting any ambitions for change.
Many of us are facing huge choices about the immediate futures of our organisations. Scary choices, with big, long-term implications. There’s more than the typical burden of responsibility in these decisions. There’s the profound weight of legacy.
Tuesday 8th December 08:00-10:00: The Future of Volunteering. Join me, along with Catherine Johnstone, CEO of Royal Voluntary Service and a select group of other leading CEOs, in a highly interactive and insightful discussion on re-imagining volunteering in these turbulent and chalenging times
It’s also increasingly apparent, as I said it would back in April, that the ability to rapidly and continuously innovate is becoming a key differentiator between those who doing well this year, and those who are still struggling to stay solvent.
29th September 5pm – 6pm UK time. I will be joined by global creativity expert Natalie Nixon to talk and take questions about dialling up innovation and creative problem solving in the charity sector.
There can be big benefits to being small; benefits that increasingly get lost as organisations grow; benefits that can be incredibly hard to recapture through downsizing unless you deliberately set out to realise them.
It may sound like a stereotype, but in my direct experience of both worlds, people in the charity sector are much more naturally inclined towards collaboration. And yet, in general, we do far, far less of it than our more competitive commercial counterparts.
Tuesday 15th September 5pm: In this free, interactive webinar, I will share the high-level models and mechanics that can inform and shape more aspirational and collaborative strategies for population-level outcomes
Tuesday 21st July 5pm: In this free, interactive webinar, I will show how you can develop dynamic strategy models and consciously adopt a much more agile approach to strategic decision-making