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Can you help me? I am doing a piece of work with a large Christian NGO working in partnership with local churches. They are grappling with what "ownership" really means.How would you define…Continue
Kalpana Basnet one of our newest members who works as an OD consultant with United Mission to Nepal, resopnds to the March letter on Women and OD."Interaction and reflection are the key processes in…Continue
We all need tools to help us plan and manage change. It would be great if we could each share some of our favourite tools - with a very short description of what it it.For example Raj uses "Force…Continue
Churches in Europe operate in a much more secular context than Africa, Asia or Latin America. Just today one of the group members mentioned a Pentecostal church in Sweden that had asked him how to…Continue
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I have huge respect for my colleague Nigel. He is one of the leading thinkers and writers in Monitoring and Evaluation. I really like his pragmatism, helping NGOs come to workable, realistic solutions. I think part of his creativity comes from his morning routine. He tells me that “I really only work in the mornings. That is my most creative time. I don’t really ‘work’ in the afternoons. I use that time for doing emails or meetings”.
His approach mirrors many…Continue
We want to bring the best of ourselves to work. We want to help those we work with perform to their full potential. We know in our hearts that it is not simply about putting in more and more effort. Apparently those who work more than 60 hour weeks are the least productive of all. There is a science to how we rest and restore our energies and creativity.
Four major factors contribute to recovery according to Alex Pang in his excellent book…Continue
When we are making a difference, we are under threat. We need to be on our guard. The Bible describes Satan as a ‘prowling lion’ desperate to find our weak spots (and we all have them). In his practical blog ‘The terrifying danger of falling off my platform’, Matt Rogers suggests that we look for three people to help us out. People who…Continue