On this page you will find links to blog posts and other articles which may be of lasting interest. After each link, there is a brief summary of the subject.

Disasters, and how you can (try to) avoid them

https://otteryconsulting.wordpress.com/2013/09/15/disasters-and-how-you-can-try-to-avoid-them/

This post discusses why avoidable disasters still happen, and you may be able to do to reduce the risk.

Light the blue touch paper and stand well back! 5 tips for avoiding email fireworks

https://otteryconsulting.wordpress.com/2013/09/08/light-the-blue-touch-paper-and-stand-well-back-5-tips-for-avoiding-e-mail-fireworks/

This post discusses why email exchanges can so easily lead to conflict that no-one meant, and how you can avoid this.

8 reasons to review your governance

https://otteryconsulting.wordpress.com/2013/08/11/8-reasons-to-review-your-governance/

This post looks at signs that your internal governance arrangements may be weak or failing.

Which matters more, the path or the goal?

https://otteryconsulting.wordpress.com/2013/07/28/which-matters-more-the-path-or-the-goal/

Unless you are very -clear about where you are trying to get to, you may finish up headed somewhere else when the path twists unexpectedly.

A Mug’s game?

https://otteryconsulting.wordpress.com/2013/06/30/a-mugs-game/

How to make sure that Boards have the information they need to make good decisions.

Why do transitions fail?

https://otteryconsulting.wordpress.com/2013/05/12/why-do-transitions-fail/

When circumstances change, strategy may change, but unless the culture changes too to match, the strategic change may well fail.

Do you work for a grown-up?

https://otteryconsulting.wordpress.com/2013/05/06/do-you-work-for-a-grown-up/

The importance and characteristics of organisational maturity.

Honesty or head in the sands?

https://otteryconsulting.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/honesty-or-head-in-the-sands/

In the long run its always better to be as open as you can be.