Posted on March 13, 2017Posted by Guest Blogger
Jo Youle is the CEO of Missing People, a charity that offers a lifeline to the 250,000 people who run away and go missing each year in the UK.
I don’t like making mistakes. I don’t think many of us do. I don’t like getting things wrong since I’m the sort of person who works hard to get things right. I’m pre-programmed to think round corners, to not let the wool be pulled over my eyes.
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Tags: Charity; Chief Executives; Clore Social Associates; Leadership; Social justice; Third sector.
Posted on March 6, 2017Posted by Guest Blogger
Julia Worthington MinstF(Dip) is a Fundraising Leadership Coach and Mentor based in the north of England. Find out more about her here.
Here’s a quick quiz question. It’s Friday night, and you’re just putting your coat on when your boss comes in, and asks you to stay late to finish a report. You’ve made plans to go out for dinner with your family. How do you respond?
Tags: Clore Social Associates; Leadership; Leadership development training.
Posted on February 24, 2017Posted by Guest Blogger
Matt Stevenson-Dodd is the Chief Executive of Street League, UK’s leading sport for employment charity, and has been recently selected by The Guardian as one of the top charity CEO’s on social media. Matt is a guest speaker on the Clore6: Youth Sector Emerging Leaders Programme on 8 March.
The problem for charities with transparency is simple. Driven by a scarcity of funding, we feel compelled to tell ever more hard-hitting stories about the beneficiaries we serve rather than balancing this storytelling with hard facts about the actual impact we achieve (or don’t).
Tags: Chairs and CEOs; Charity; Chief Executives; Impact; Leadership; Third sector; Youth sector.
Posted on February 22, 2017Posted by Guest Blogger
Andreana Drencheva is a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at the University of Sheffield where she helps social entrepreneurs to develop entrepreneurial and leadership capabilities.
“How am I doing?” and “How can I do better?” are two simple, yet powerful questions for social leaders. Using these two questions to seek feedback from diverse individuals is a fundamental strategy for social leaders.
Tags: Charity; Chief Executives; Clore Social Associates; Collaboration; Leadership; Leadership development training; Social change; Third sector.
Posted on January 17, 2017Posted by Guest Blogger
Paul Farmer is the CEO of Mind, and Chair of ACEVO. Paul’s blog is in response to our third report, Leadership Development in the Third Sector: Bridging Supply and Demand.
A New Year always means new plans, good intentions, and aspirations for what we as a charitable and social sector can deliver for our beneficiaries and wider society.
2017 is no exception.
Tags: Board of Trustees; Chairs and CEOs; Charity; Chief Executives; Clore Social Associates; Clore Social Leadership; Health and well-being; Leadership; Leadership development training; Third sector; Trustee.
Posted on January 16, 2017Posted by Guest Blogger
Sophie Livingstone is Chief Executive of City Year UK, Co-Chair and Co-Founder of Generation Change, and a Trustee at Royal Voluntary Service.
Make no mistake, this country faces huge challenges. We have an epidemic of loneliness and isolation, a mental health crisis, girls growing up with extreme levels of anxiety about the pressure to conform, and a high rate of young male suicides. We are a world leader in educational inequality, social mobility is ever more entrenched, we have a social care crisis and a subsequent near NHS meltdown. According to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 13.5m do not earn enough to get by.
Tags: Charity; Chief Executives; Citizenship; Clore Social Associates; Clore Social Leadership; Collaboration; Community development; Leadership; Older populations; Partnerships; Social change; Third sector; Values.
Posted on January 9, 2017Posted by Guest Blogger
Charlotte Hill is Chief Executive of Step Up to Serve. Her Campaign Manager, Fiona Ellison, is a participant of our first Clore6 programme. In this blog they both give their perspectives of the benefits and value of the programme.
I am lucky as a CEO to feel very supported by my peers. I am part of a fantastic Action Learning Set of fellow voluntary sector CEOs which has been together for six years. Whilst CEO of UK Youth and Step Up To Serve, I built a strong network of peers and friends who have always been close at hand for support and advice
Tags: Campaigning; Charity; Chief Executives; Clore Social Leadership; Clore Social Youth Sector Leaders Programme; Leadership; Leadership development training; Social change; Third sector; Youth sector.
Posted on January 4, 2017Posted by Guest Blogger
In the 1980’s New York’s legendary mayor Ed Koch was known for his phrase ‘How am I doin’?’. This phrase was not just his public slogan, but also a genuine request for feedback and a meaningful and authentic way to connect with constituents and stakeholders. While we usually think of leaders as the individuals who provide feedback to those they motivate, inspire, organise, and manage; leaders, particularly social leaders, are also in a unique position to benefit from feedback.
Tags: Charity; Chief Executives; Clore Social Associates; Collaboration; Leadership; Social change; Social enterprise; Third sector.
Posted on December 19, 2016Posted by Guest Blogger
John Sennett is a volunteering spokesperson who runs the blog John's Road to Volunteering. He uses his experiences to influence change, motivate social action and to challenge strategy for leadership development.
Who? What? When? How? Why?
These are the five questions I think about regularly when it comes to understanding the greater need of volunteer influence on infrastructure and development in the so called ‘hierarchy’ many charities take prime views on. When asked to read through Clore Social’s recent ‘Facing the future’ report, I wanted to put forward my personal outlook on the findings and thoughts.
Tags: Charity; Collaboration; Leadership; Leadership development training; Third sector; Volunteering.
Posted on October 31, 2016Posted by Guest Blogger
Steve McGuirk is the former County Fire Officer of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, and Chairman of Warrington and Halton Hospitals Foundation Trust.
This blog is written in response to Clore Social Leadership’s reports about third sector leadership development. Read report 1 here, and report 2 here.
It has always been tough leading change in a challenging world, but there are an increasing number of factors that support the idea, ‘it’s never been like this before’.
This presents a huge number of paradoxes for people in any leadership position trying to figure their way through this complexity – but I think there are added layers for those leading social change.
Tags: Chairs and CEOs; Charity; Chief Executives; Leadership; Leadership development training; Social change; Social enterprise; Third sector.
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