1. There's no right time to change things. People will always wish you moved slower or faster. 2. In fact any hope of doing it perfectly or even well might just be aspirations you have to let go of! 3. That's not to say you shouldn't try to do it well but there is no way you can please 100% of the people 100% of the time or even get close! 4. As Andy Brett wisely told me once, 'just because people … [Read more...] about Practice Notes on Change: 14 things I have been reflecting on lately about Leading Change
How comfortable do you feel holding space for anger?
Firstly, I invite you to take a moment to think about how comfortable you feel about holding space for anger? You may wish to journal around these questions, or just take a moment to quietly reflect on your own responses. Have you been in a group situation where anger has arisen, either as conflict between group members or as a response to external events or circumstances? What's your … [Read more...] about How comfortable do you feel holding space for anger?
Learning to lead together
Interview with Devi Leiper O'Malley and Ruby Johnson for Welcome Change: Healing Solidarity Conference 2020 Last year I was honoured to interview Devi Leiper O'Malley and Ruby Johnson, the former co-directors of FRIDA |The Young Feminist Fund who still work together on a number of other projects. What they shared with me in that conversation for Healing Solidarity really resonated and inspired me … [Read more...] about Learning to lead together
On being ‘good people’
Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah, CEO Oxfam GB in an interview with me for Healing Solidarity 2019 conference Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah, CEO Oxfam GB in a conversation with me for the 2019 Healing Solidarity conferenceIf you are reading this you might feel that you are one of the Good ones. If you are reading this you might feel that you are one of the 'good ones'. And there's no judgement for having … [Read more...] about On being ‘good people’
What capacities might we, as white people in international development, need to build in ourselves in order to commit to anti-racist practice?
A letter which is especially to people raced as white -like me - about the capacities I think we need to think about building in ourselves, to enable us to play a part in building anti-racist practice in our sector. A few years ago I wrote this piece about the role of privileged white people in International Development and challenged us to think about all the ways in which we … [Read more...] about What capacities might we, as white people in international development, need to build in ourselves in order to commit to anti-racist practice?