Is It Worth While?

Tomorrow will be the 300th edition of The Daily News and so it seems like a good time to ask “Is it worth while?“. There are a many ways I could measure the success or otherwise of The Daily News – number of subscribers, number of visits, number of news items linked, most popular news…

The Currency of Appreciation

A recent article (pdf) in New Zealand Management magazine advocates the benefits of showing appreciation in engaging and motivating employees. In not-for-profit organisations run by volunteer members, showing appreciation seems like common sense. Unfortunately in the case of an acquaintance of mine, common sense was not that common. Earlier this year my acquaintance* was appointed in a voluntary specialist role to assist the…