A fuzzy vision

I’m very fortunate to be on the CELF leadership course (Community & Enterprise Leadership Foundation – in conjunction with the Waikato Management School). Sure the pandemic has delayed the completion of the course but thanks to Tania Witheford and Peter Sun, we’re keeping learning through webinars etc. Last week we got to hear Dr ChellieContinue reading “A fuzzy vision”

Is it time for change? Really?

I wrote this as a comment to a really good post on LinkedIn that said it is time for change and we need to make the most of the opportunities this virus has unfortunately presented us with. “Many people in the impact space are thinking (or is it hoping?) that we will see significant changeContinue reading “Is it time for change? Really?”

Feed-back on Touch Point

With everything in lockdown, people have turned to reading so I thought I’d quickly share some of the feedback of received on Touch Point, seven business strategies for a better world. “This type of thinking should be taught at university.” “Great ideas, the danger is middle managers play power games by interfering with the messagesContinue reading “Feed-back on Touch Point”

No argument from me

The Sustainable Business Network (NZSBN) has collated 12 predictions for sustainable business this year. As with most things “sustainability” related, the focus is on environmental issues (not that there is anything wrong with that) but it was great to see a media organisation pick up on the people message, especially a business editor. Here’s whatContinue reading “No argument from me”

Having a purpose vs being purposeful

2019 seemed like the year of talking about organizational purpose. 2020 will be the year for *practicing* it. Forbes published an interesting article highlighting some work from Zach Mercurio around closing the gap between the idea of purpose and the practice of purposefulness He says “we have to help employees make meaning. In today’s complexContinue reading “Having a purpose vs being purposeful”

Intention vs Reality

We have all seen the various statistics about the intentions of millennials. The one that fascinates me is that over half have said that they would leave a job if the organisation didn’t have a positive impact on communities. I’ve written before about how this view isn’t restricted to millennials, however, the thing that reallyContinue reading “Intention vs Reality”