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Things to do before you join that NFP Governance Board.

Things to do before you join that NFP Governance Board.

There are many great Not for Profit Boards, but some are not so great.  "Join a not for profit board (NFP), a wonderful opportunity to use your skills to progress an important mission and great for your professional reputation." Sound familiar?? I hear this so often...

Courage was the game-changer

Courage was the game-changer

As the founder of Frontis consulting, I love bringing my real-world experience to every project I am involved with. I have worked in many significant roles in my career and felt the enormous challenge of managing people and leading organisational change. I first...

How managing volunteers taught me about risk and value.

How managing volunteers taught me about risk and value.

Social enterprises rely on volunteers and a well-managed volunteer program can be a cost effective way to address a vital community need. Don’t neglect this human resource or treat it as a “free” resource. Nothing is free in life and like all human resources,...

Are you able to form healthy leadership relationships?

Are you able to form healthy leadership relationships?

Are you a Passive Aggressive leader? When I ask leaders this question I get a resounding "No" whether they be members of an executive team or a Board of Directors, but is that the truth? Can you handle the truth? Are you able to form healthy relationships with the...

Successful Succession

Successful Succession

Resignations, terminations, redundancies, retirements and death mean that succussion planning is an important part of organisational risk management. Not everything can be planned for, but the strength of your organisational culture can determine success in uncertain...

Real Values or Fake Values??

Real Values or Fake Values??

The end of the financial year is almost here, and soon after, the AGMs will roll out. The standard scripts with annual results and strategic statements will again be announced, as will the declaration that the organisation is “values-based”. So what is a values-based...