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Anchors – Gaining Resourceful States

 This article explains how to use a powerful and simple psychological technique called Anchors to adopt a more positive and flexible approach to any situation. Commonly used in sport they are now popular in management settings to deal with challenging situations. Anchors You may remember the famous experiment of Pavlov, the Russian scientist. Pavlov noticed […]

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Burning platform

Create a burning platform

Urgent and important In order for people to adopt a radical strategy change they need to feel it’s important and necessary. So you need to think about how you will generate that awareness – and convey that it’s urgent and important. Unfortunately this often involves creating a pain message. A burning platform is a very […]

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Scenario planning

 In a quickly changing and uncertain world, it often feels like traditional strategic planning with its emphasis on analysis and projection isn’t quite covering all the bases. In this article we explain how scenario planning can enable you to create flexible strategies for uncertain futures. This article explains what scenario planning is, how it differs […]

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360º strategy for the 21st Century

For a large, international NGO that’s 60 years old, re-focussing the organisational strategy and creating genuine change is a huge challenge. How do you engage staff and stakeholders from all over the world, and persuade them to embrace change? Caroline Harper, CEO of Sightsavers International, shares the 4 Secrets of Success she used to transform […]

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Influence Positioning for Success

 We’ve all been there – when two or three people leave a meeting, each with a conflicting take on what has just happened. Partly this is because we experience situations differently – we impose our own values, culture and beliefs. But, importantly, we each have an innate psychological preference for one of three distinct perceptual […]

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Take charge of change – build resilience

At =mc (https://www.managementcentre.co.uk) we’re working increasingly on change issues – helping leadership groups to drive change and helping staff to cope with it. This blog is designed to offer some thoughts on how anyone – from frontliners to CEOs – can become resilient and work with, rather than against, the inevitable process of change. This […]

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Three Things I’ve Learned Since Becoming a Consultant

Three things I’ve learned since becoming a consultant… We spoke to Cathy Anderson, our newest Senior Fundraising Consultant, on what it’s like to make the transition from being director of fundraising at a large not-for-profit organisation to becoming a consultant in the fundraising sector. Cathy was previously Fundraising Director at Greenpeace UK and has over […]

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Crowdfunding hands

Appreciative Inquiry

 This article, written by =mc Director Yvette Gyles, explains the thinking behind one of the latest organisational development tools – Appreciative Inquiry (AI) Building on stories of success? Organisations are full of stories and story telling. What people say to each other in corridors and canteens will often become the accepted reality. Unfortunately, this can […]

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Change

Change and the Role of L&D

 At =mc we are increasingly asked by our clients to deliver ‘some training on change.’ The challenge with such a request is that organisational change is a big topic. At =mc we are increasingly asked by our clients to deliver ‘some training on change.’ The challenge with such a request is that organisational change is […]

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Commercial Awareness Prezi

Statutory and fundraised income are coming increasingly restricted and difficult to retain and grow. An obvious solution for many not-for-profit organisations is to grow earned income streams. This Prezi looks at commercial awareness – and how =mc could help you grow earned income. <div><br /><div>If you’re thinking about developing an earned income strategy, take a […]

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Philly Graham Consultant

Quiz: Could you cut it as a consultant?

Consultants are often asked to undertake a wide range of activities. This quiz is designed to give you an insight into the kinds of general challenges you might be asked to face as a consultant in the non-profit world. It was developed by the management consultancy team here at =mc partly for fun – but […]

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The transition from colleague to manager

 As any seasoned manager will tell you, the transition from colleague to manager is tough. The first step on the managerial ladder is not without its obstacles and challenges – even more so if you are managing your former colleagues. You want to be respected, you want to be liked and most of all, you […]

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Change Management - The 5Cs

Change management: the 5Cs of change response

Change management: the 5Cs of change response   Over the years =mc has carried out a significant body of research and change work with a wide range of not-for-profit organisations. And we’ve found there are five core reactions to change, that we call the 5Cs. To be an effective change manager you need to understand […]

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Are you Spock or Kirk? Choosing your strategy preference

We’re sure you’re familiar with one or more of the incarnations of the Star Trek film franchise. Two of the characters stand out for their approach to some of the big issues they need to tackle. And they have very different approaches to strategy. Kirk is famous for leaps of intuition, and ambitious have-a-go action. […]

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Theory Of Change

 In this download =mc Senior Management Consultant Helen Foster explains what a Theory of Change (ToC) is and how you might benefit from one. She also explains the 10 key Steps you need to go through to develop a powerful and effective ToC. Developing a Theory of Change Most charities and not for profit organisations […]

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Worried woman

We need to talk about Kevin (and others)

Assistant Director and Senior Learning & Development Consultant Yvette Gyles blogs on a particularly sensitive issue faced by some fundraising professionals. Barely a day seems to go by where I don’t hear discussions about gender issues and relationship boundaries being overstepped in the work place. Staff in some charities and non-profits are being asked to […]

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Teams: the right ingredients

Effective Teams – The Right Ingredients?

In this blog post, Philly Graham, Senior Learning & Development Consultant at =mc discusses teams, and considers 5 key elements of effective teams. When I joined =mc I was made to feel very welcome by my new team and I was reminded just how much I value good teams. And I believe I’m not alone in this. […]

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Welcoming Yvette and Philippa to the Team

Welcoming Yvette and Philippa to the Team We are pleased to announce two new additions to the =mc Learning and Development team: Philippa Graham and Yvette Gyles. We asked them a few questions to get a bit of background information as an introduction. What were you doing before =MC? Philippa I was a corporate fundraising […]

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5 ways to say no

5 Tips for Staying Productive

It is often very hard to stay productive if you’re at the office every working day, particularly when it comes to managing your time when you have different streams of work coming your way – how do you prioritise? We asked =mc’s Office and Practice Manager, Lauren Huseyin. Lauren often has to manage many different […]

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