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Posts Tagged ‘international development’

May 21st, 2014 - 3:00 pm § in Good Practice, Guest Bloggers

Knowing when (and why) to stop and listen

“The presenting problem and the real (or underlying) problem are different.” Joe Shaffner on Peter Block’s book, "Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used."[...]

March 21st, 2014 - 8:46 am § in Good Practice, Guest Bloggers

Your organisation isn’t going to help you. Help yourself.

"We...expect our pound of flesh. But rather than give aid workers the tools to do the job that is needed, we treat them with suspicion that they are incapable or weak when they need help." A guest post by Weh Yeoh.[...]

February 23rd, 2014 - 5:12 pm § in Guest Bloggers

White, Western and Waist Deep

"You can’t build relationships on a pie chart or a graph." Guest post by David Peck of SoChange[...]

July 31st, 2013 - 9:37 am § in Good Practice, Guest Bloggers

Don’t change the message. Change the messenger.

Weh Yeoh of whydev.org argues that everything that we do in development is about selling a message. But how do we convince people when a message goes against the grain of what they already believe?[...]

July 16th, 2013 - 1:41 pm § in Good Practice, Reflection & Rumination

Time for some network thinking in your organization?

Network thinking has been on my mind. Sharing this piece from Curtis Ogden of the Interaction Institute of Social Change. [...]