Message From the Board - November 2022

Joachim Dehais

Hello everyone,

The days have grown shorter, as has the sliver of mercury in the thermometers.

Nothing new here though, and neither has been the mighty reshuffle. As a society we rediscovered the value of boundaries. Have we kept up with priorities?

It is easy to get lost in the daily grind, and with social skills and ethics at a certain low, work can be a grind. So, let’s run through a strategic exercise.


Where do you stand right now? Are you content, or do you feel out of place?

Harder still, do you know why you are in that place, what role you occupy for others?

If you have the time, have a read of Pirandello's book “One, No One and One Hundred Thousand”. Even better, ask someone you trust to give you the hard truths.


Having a feel on these, where would you rather be? A little ambition doesn’t hurt there.

Do you have what it takes to get there? Oh wait, you know that one, that’s a SWOT analysis!

Again, you want a trusty partner for the exercise.


Now look at where you want to go, what it takes, and what you have.

What is the gap? How are you going to fill it? What is the smallest step you can take now, or everyday, to reach it?


Finally for a little OCM. Who did you include in the definition? How will they, and you, handle changes to the status quo?


Now, you have your project, I’ll let you execute.

Looking forward to meeting you.

Joachim Dehais VP Volunteers