The Power of Perspective

The Power of Perspective

Last weekend, I wrote about flying for a day over Antarctica and seeing the small red buildings that are Casey Research Station from the air.  When I was researching what Casey Research Station does, I found photos of the staff on the ground taking photos of the plane...
The Power of Passion

The Power of Passion

Last weekend, I enjoyed an unexpected trip – flying for a day over Antarctica!  No, we didn’t land (thank goodness!) but the view leading up to seeing Antarctica for the first time, the icebergs embedded in sea ice, seeing the Casey Research Station and other...
The Role of Trust in Audits

The Role of Trust in Audits

Over recent months, I have talked with clients about their expectations regarding audits and assessments, from their initial thoughts about these processes, through to the onsite and post-audit detail.  Most people have commented about the important role of trust: in...
Courageously addressing different perceptions…

Courageously addressing different perceptions…

Within any audit or assessment process, I am frequently confronted with a few different perceptions, not only from staff and Board members but also from clients, and as well as from my team. In return, they are also confronted by my perceptions, particularly when I am...
The Focus on Purpose

The Focus on Purpose

At a recent workshop I attended, discussion focussed on defining the purpose of individual organisations. To start with, I was a bit perplexed about this topic – isn’t this automatically defined in the mission and vision statements? I then found the short answer to...

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