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’
How can we transform toxic culture in the International Development sector?
What’s going on in the ‘international development’ sector when charities are found to have toxic cultures? And organisations which claim to be working to end poverty get embroiled in scandals about sexual abuse? Beyond the obvious need to address specific individuals and instances of abuse, what, as leaders, can we do to limit toxic cultures in our organisations more widely? In a 2010 … [Read more...] about How can we transform toxic culture in the International Development sector?