We believe in the power of ‘unreasonable people’ such as us to change our world for the better; one organisation at a time, one government at a time. We see what is possible when leaders and organisations practice good governance that then improves the performance of public sector organisations and service delivery to citizens.
Good governance is a journey, not a destination. At Maddison Pine we are passionately committed to building an enduring community of governance and change champions who dare to believe that meaningful change is possible and are determined to do what they can where they are. So, our delegates become first, our advocates, and then become co-creators of change. As Vincent Van Gogh said, “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”
Good Governance matters greatly because in the final analysis it affects us all. Public institutions, especially State-Owned-Enterprises and Local Governments are the major arteries that connect government to citizens. The impact of paucity of governance eventually finds its way into every body’s home, rich and poor; and, the lives of those who lead and the led, are inextricably linked.
This is why Governance is not just about compliance with the law; Good Governance must bring about demonstrable and significant improvements in the performance of leadership, organisations, and service delivery. Good Governance centres on humanitarianism and the ties that binds us.
Driven by our vision, our work is socially useful and collaborative; always seeking to work with people and organisations with the same values. Our pursuit of quality and a result-based based approach should in itself be useful. If we can demonstrate how our public services and government leadership can be improved, this is likely to have a much greater effect than mere technical skills and rhetoric. Thus, our advisory services and training programmes are a whole experience which encompasses first class knowledge and practical skills development…seasoned with storytelling and sense making….outcomes-driven…..and wrapped up in enlightened hospitality.
We are intimately connected to the countries where we work and demonstrate our ethos of social responsibility by investing in local partnerships and investment in communities. The training is the beginning of strong relationships because we take our client’s success personally and the vitality of these connections is part of what defines and fires up Maddison Pine. We joyously interact with communities on a level that defines us and provides a uniquely gratifying experience all around.
We will never be a big company simply because we choose not to be big. Significant, we shall be, as we strive continuously to build good governance in our public institutions. We very much believe in the works of Robert Kennedy:
“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”
And, as we diligently and courageously pursue this God-given vision, we shall either set the world on fire or become fire itself.