In a world where everything is changing rapidly, the old rules no longer apply. The structures, strategies and processes that once created successful organizations are not sustainable today. You’ve heard the refrain – funding is disappearing, we don’t have enough money, there aren’t enough volunteers. We know things aren’t working. And yet, we remain attached to the status quo and traditional ways of doing things. Change is difficult and uncomfortable – and we resist it.
You have to keep close to keep warm. The further away you move, the less connected you feel to the warmth. A member of one of our Task Forces recently used this analogy to explain how critical it was for us to stay close to our Vantage Point people.
**First in a series relating to a recent “experiment” in succession planning At Vantage Point, we love a good experiment. Recently, that sprit has led to some new adventures – and lessons learned – in the areas of leadership development, team building and succession planning.
By Aaron Sanderson, Next Leaders Network Leadership Team Most of us agree the health and wellness of our not-for-profit organizations is inextricably tied to our quality of life. Our not-for-profits bring us together in spirit, education, artistic expression, health and wellness, sport and advocacy. The collective efforts of these groups, and their supporters, truly make Vancouver a world-class city.
KC has recently joined Vantage Point on a part-time basis to steward our Advanced Learning Opportunities When I began my contract with Vantage Point I knew part of my role would be to coordinate and manage our advanced learning portfolio. I never expected to learn and be inspired right along with all of the participants!