Dealing with Dissidents

2010 article, rewritten October 2017   Being all things to all people? “There’s nowt so queer as folk” is a phrase (variously attributed to different parts of the British Isles) that reminds us that every individual is different and that some may appear to...

Are Rules Binding?

2010 article, updated October 2017   In 2010 I was redrafting the rules of a community organisation and I was startled to be asked some questions by its chairman that made me realise how uninformed the general public are about society Rules.  The questioner was...

Good Governance of a Society

2010 Article updated October 2017   Governance and management There are clear differences between governance and management, and if that distinction is understood by societies and their members potential disagreements can be avoided or handled better. What is...

What should a Society’s Rules cover?

2010 Article, updated October 2017   Some of what should be in a society’s rules is required by law, but those requirements are (at present) very basic, and inadequate to provide the framework for good governance and good relationships between a society and its...