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Building the Foundations for Good Support

National Federation of Voluntary Bodies

Challenging Times: Ensuring Values

John O’Brien

June 2011

We have important organizational & personal choices to make about the tension between visions that matter to us and current reality. Broadly, there are 3 approaches.

What we can do right now,,,,,,,,,,,,, What we Want to Create

  • * Withdraw …just go through the motions as usual (talk a lot about the values or talk about how ‘unrealistic’ they are)
    * Shrink what we value to fit inside what we can do right now. [Re-label the usual or little changes.]
    *Recognize & work inside the tension to develop our capacity to create more of what we want