Monthly Archives: February 2013

Community Service

I had a couple of meetings this week in which the topic of in-house volunteering – or “community service” – came up. Having been involved in quite a successful scheme over the last few years, I’ve got some views on … Continue reading

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The First Essential: Benefits

This blog is the first of a series of seven that will introduce The Seven Essentials. When I conduct a project healthcheck, I normally start quite informally by asking the project manager to tell me about their project.  The response … Continue reading

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You don’t want to go there, do you?

Many years ago, when I was still young enough to credibly do volunteer work for a youth organisation, I was driving to our annual gathering at Edale Youth Hostel in Derbyshire. It was late on a Friday evening, cold, dark … Continue reading

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Shadow of the Leader

Many factors contribute to the culture of an organisation – its history, geography and industry norms amongst others.  And there is one driver that can change overnight: its leadership. I have worked in organisations that are strongly aligned to project … Continue reading

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