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We love sharing thoughts, ideas and stories. . .

When I set up Thrive Consulting I set myself a little challenge – write a regular blog. Here is my offering to date. . .

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Leadership
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The value of a mentor

Reading Time: 2 minutes Topic: Leadership Leadership is a lonely place Anyone who is, or has been a CEO or senior leader will recognise that leading an organisation can be a lonely place. Whether it’s developing organisational strategy, sorting people issues, overcoming funding challenges, dealing with the Board, leading and

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Governance
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Helicopter Pilot or Deep Diver?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Blog Topic: Board Effectiveness I have just finished working with an organisation where the main focus of the work has once again been helping the CEO, Chair and the Board to review their effectiveness and assist with their ongoing development. Generally, I find that this sort

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Leadership
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How effective are you?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Blog Topic: Personal Development/Leadership Recently I have just finished working with an organisation helping them to identify how to improve their effectiveness – both collectively as a Board as well as individually as Trustees and Directors. Over the years I have seen the good, the bad

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Organisational Development
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Going for Growth in 2019?

Reading time: 2mins 30 seconds Blog topic: Organisational development Will you be ‘Going for Growth’ in 2019? I have a theory about how charities develop. It’s based on the following three words: Decline | Trundle | Thrive These three simple words form the basis of the trajectory that I believe all charities

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Leadership
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Your most important Board meeting of the year?

Over the last ten years I have always considered my end of year ‘Board meeting’ as one of the most important of the year. The meeting never involves any Board members, only ever has two agenda items and always takes place at a time and location of my choosing. It

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Digital thinking
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Leading in the Social Age

Are you a Social Leader? A couple of weeks ago I finished researching and writing a chapter for a new book entitled ‘SocialCEO’s – how to be a leader in the Social Age’.  The new book edited by Damian Corbett is to be published next year by Bloomsbury Business. It looks at

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Governance
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Worse before it gets better

Data incidents on the rise? So, Civil Society reported this week that in the first quarter of 2018/19 the Information Commissioner received 137 reports of data security incidents in charities. This represents more than a sixfold increase from the previous year. I find this increase quietly reassuring as it suggests that

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Leadership
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From Surviving to Thriving

If the opening gambit of yesterdays key note speech at ACEVO’s ‘From Surviving to Thriving’ conference was anything to go by, then charity Leaders across the UK have a significant amount of work to do over the coming months and years to help restore trust and confidence in the leadership

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Organisational Development
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What makes a charity Thrive?

We love our name – it sums up in one simple word why we set up our consultancy. It is our raisin d’etre and guides all that we do. Put simply, we want to help make charities of all sizes, everywhere even more successful than they currently are. We want

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Campaigns
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Top marks to the Scouts

I had planned today to write a blog about what I think makes charities thrive – but having seen the tremendous media efforts from the Scouts yesterday about empathy and volunteering I felt compelled to change my blog plan for today. So, what has moved me to change my plans

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Digital thinking
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How do charity CEO’s use the internet?

So, week two has come and nearly gone and its been another varied week of invigorating meetings, business planning/ideas generation, some CEO mentoring, first client projects confirmed – and in between all this the delights of trying to find a good accountant! This week I’ve also started to focus on

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Mullings
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What I learnt this week

So we have been open for business for our first week – what have I learnt? There is a hell of a lot to think about when setting up your own business! It’s great to have a desk space in a friends office – a place to still ‘go to

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