Seeking (policy) truth in a post-truth world

Progressive thinkers have given us valuable insights into the concept of ‘relative truth’, but we sometimes need to be reminded that not all truths are relative.  Regrettably, certain forces have co-opted the recognition of relative truth to label all truth as a personal matter, so that we now find inconvenient truths are labelled as ‘your… Continue reading Seeking (policy) truth in a post-truth world

Are you a ‘policy worker’?

The policy role within not-for-profit (NFP) organisations is a highly significant one, and yet the role and duties of policy workers are not well recognised or defined. Role Titles Who does the policy work in your organisation?  What is the nature of that work, and how does it relate to your organisation’s purpose? Some larger… Continue reading Are you a ‘policy worker’?

About ‘Taking care of the present’

This blog title was borrowed from a comment by one of the greatest change agents of the modern era, Mahatma (Mohandas Karamchand) Gandhi. He said: “I do not want to foresee the future.  I am concerned with taking care of the present“. His point of course, was that all we ever have to work in is… Continue reading About ‘Taking care of the present’