This is our truth, tell us yours
I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve written about the perils of reliance upon charismatic leaders. Here’s one example. Here’s another. Irrespective of what you think of the practice enshrined within Eaves (I think it’s vile, by the way), here’s what they have to say about why they’ve gone bust.
Eaves has had to contend with high rents, project funding that does not cover the core costs so an increasing deficit and most recently the tragic illness, and subsequent loss, of our inspirational CEO Denise Marshall.
If the death of your CEO is a contingent factor in your collapse as an organization, then your business planning and risk management was always wrong.
I think Eaves are wrong about just about everything. But as a case study into the risks inherent in outsourcing government policy and service delivery to an organization led by an overly powerful moral entrepeneur, they’re just about perfect.