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MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD

Mike Davis is head of strategy at TaskForce Community Agency. TaskForce is a not for profit, supporting youth and adult clients in their recovery from alcohol and drug issues in Melbourne’s South East.

Articles:

Are you data-driven?

Opinion

Mike Davis, Monday, 24th June 2019 -  Data can either provide you with useful intelligence or create a foggy bulwark to progress, writes Mike Davis, in this article which highlights three levels of data sophistication and depth of process that an organisation can orient toward.

What is new leadership?

Opinion

Mike Davis, Tuesday, 28th May 2019 -  With a dearth of leadership in the political sphere and trust in our major societal institutions waning, it is a good time to ask what does the new leadership we want look like today, and how might this be effectuated in the for-purpose sector, writes Mike Davis.

Communicating social progress – How to use ‘theory of change’ effectively

Opinion

Mike Davis, Tuesday, 23rd April 2019 -  Theories of change have the potential to bridge the divide between numbers and visual thinkers, writes Mike Davis, in this article which shares his learnings from running a recent theory of change workshop.

NFP innovation: What is it and how can we do it well?

Opinion

Mike Davis, Tuesday, 26th March 2019 -  Mike Davis uses the Sinek golden circle model to add some clarity around what we mean when we talk about innovation culture.

From Research to Implementation: The TaskForce Youth Hub Experience

Opinion

Mike Davis, Tuesday, 26th February 2019 -  Mike Davis combines his experience at the TaskForce Community Agency with some sporting wisdom to shine a light on how to effectively implement an ambitious vision.

Inclusive Leadership Means Building Diverse Teams

Hot Topic

Mike Davis, Wednesday, 12th April 2017 -  Fostering creative strategic thinking by building diverse teams can give not for profits a sustained competitive advantage, writes Mike Davis the founder of Purposeful.

Three Elements of Great Not-for-Profit Leadership

Analysis

Mike Davis, Tuesday, 14th March 2017 -  After speaking to purpose-driven leaders, Mike Davis, founder of Purposeful, has distilled his learnings into three elements of great not-for-profit leadership.

Building a Culture of Social Innovation

Hot Topic

Mike Davis, Wednesday, 18th January 2017 -  Mike Davis, founder of Purposeful, explains how a positive workplace culture fosters social innovation in an organisation.

Lessons From the Hermit Kingdom of Bhutan: GNH, Mindfulness and Technology

Analysis

Mike Davis, Wednesday, 14th December 2016 -  On a recent trip to Bhutan, Mike Davis, founder of Purposeful, discovered the positive social impact of incorporating “gross national happiness” principles into policy and business.

Three Elements of Great Social Impact Reporting

Hot Topic

Mike Davis, Wednesday, 16th November 2016 -  Effective social impact reports add significant value to engagement with key stakeholders. Mike Davis, founder of Purposeful, shares his top-three reporting tips.

Three Elements of Great Community Engagement Campaigns

Hot Topic

Mike Davis, Wednesday, 19th October 2016 -  All businesses and organisations can increase community engagement through effective campaigns, writes Mike Davis, founder of Purposeful.

Creating a Happier and More Engaged Workforce… On a Shoestring Budget

Opinion

Mike Davis, Wednesday, 21st September 2016 -  Improving workplace culture, and employee engagement and wellbeing doesn’t have to break the bank, writes Mike Davis, founder of Purposeful.
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