Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentimihalyi's research into 'flow' those moments of optimal experience provides lessons for us to engage in both work and leisure activities that are lead by our heart. Do the things we want to do and learn to do them so well they become the things we love to do.
Despite record funding, increasing employment and even more nonprofit organisations we appear to have achieved little in the way of minimising or eliminating society's wicked problems. Maybe the solution lies with community engagement and decision making?
Learning to think is critical for innovation, change, coping with uncertainty and creating a better future. The best places to work are those where people are encouraged to think, their ideas are nurtured, explored and expanded into something doable.
Capabilities are the 'crown jewels' of your organisation. These are the activities that when done consistently enables you to create value for customers. Assessing your capabilities leads to improved decision making.
Nonprofit organisations in Australia shoud look to the future by reviewing every aspect of their operation and looking to increase revenues, reduce non-essential costs and address service delivery opportunities.