Posted on October 10, 2016Posted by Guest Blogger
Seb Elsworth is the Chief Executive of Access - The Foundation for Social Investment.
Richard Harries’s paper for Clore Social Leadership, Facing the Future, highlights the main challenges for sector leaders over the coming decades. Fiscal constraint, geo-political shocks and technological advances are changing the nature of social need, as communities tackle inequality and people live longer.
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Tags: Board of Trustees; Chairs and CEOs; Charity; Chief Executives; Clore Social Associates; Clore Social Leadership; Governance; Innovation; Leadership; Social change; Social investment; Technology; Third sector; Trustee.
Posted on September 21, 2016Posted by Guest Blogger
Amber Sainsbury is the CEO and Founder of Dramatic Need, a creative arts charity that helps vulnerable African children. The charity will celebrate their 10th Anniversary in 2017.
Leadership is - to me - much more about asking for help than passing on instructions. And it isn’t just about inspiring people that your cause is valid. Not everyone will be sold on an idea through your personal conviction.
Tags: Charity; Chief Executives; Clore Social Associates; Impact; International; Leadership; Social change; Third sector; Volunteering; Youth sector.
Posted on September 16, 2016Posted by Guest Blogger
Stephen Clare is a third sector business adviser and coach, and Director of Cyta Consultancy Ltd. Previously he was Deputy Chief Executive of Locality.
What is leadership? Such a simple question, and yet it has generated thousands of books and an industry in its own right. Everywhere managers are told that they need to be leaders – but leadership is nothing to do with seniority or one’s position in the hierarchy of an organisation.
Tags: Charity; Chief Executives; Clore Social Associates; Innovation; Leadership; Leadership development training; Social change; Third sector.
Posted on September 13, 2016Posted by Guest Blogger
Dawn Austwick is Chief Executive of Big Lottery Fund.
Anyone interested in the role and nature of leadership will not have been short of food for thought lately. The recent referendum debated at length Britain’s role on the world stage – with both sides keen to paint a picture of leadership either within or without the EU. In that debate, we will rarely have seen a more eclectic array of personalities seeking to burnish their own leadership credentials.
Tags: Charity; Chief Executives; Clore Social Associates; Collaboration; Leadership; Social change; Third sector.
Posted on September 6, 2016Posted by Guest Blogger
Dr Henry Kippin is executive director of Collaborate an independent CIC focusing on the thinking, culture and practice of cross-sector collaboration.
Leadership is a slippery concept. A verb, not a noun. A spirit, not a skillset. It is a term that is broad and deep enough to mean both everything and nothing. But there is no doubt that if leadership matters (as Richard Harries’s excellent paper suggests), then we need to strive to make sure that the concept can hold the weight we ascribe to it. This means we need to work on it.
Tags: Clore Social Associates; Collaboration; Innovation; Leadership; Social change; Third sector.
Posted on August 24, 2016Posted by Guest Blogger
Andrew Barnett has been the director of the UK Branch of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation since 2007 and is the Convenor of the Funders’ Collaboration on the Leadership.
Social sector leadership is an issue that’s close to my heart. I’ve worked with some exceptional individuals during my career: passionate and empathetic, thoughtful and strategic, collaborative, outward looking, with vision and foresight. They’ve not just been effective; they’ve been an inspiration to me.
Tags: Chairs and CEOs; Charity; Chief Executives; Clore Leadership; Clore Social Leadership; Collaboration; Governance; Innovation; Leadership; Leadership development training; Third sector; Values.
Posted on August 19, 2016Posted by Guest Blogger
Alex Swallow has a background as a leader in the charity sector and is now The Influence Expert, helping you grow your influence to increase your impact.
It is a testing time at the moment for charity leaders in the UK - a ‘perfect storm’ of difficult events are bubbling up around them.
Tags: Charity; Chief Executives; Clore Social Associates; Clore Social Leadership; Leadership; Third sector.
Posted on August 8, 2016Posted by Guest Blogger
Heather Black is Managing Director at Economic Change CIC a management solutions social enterprise.
As the leader within a non-profit it’s important to reflect and ask yourself the following questions:
Tags: Charity; Chief Executives; Clore Social Associates; Innovation; Leadership; Social enterprise; Technology.
Posted on August 1, 2016Posted by Guest Blogger
John Williams is Vice Chair at the Association of Chairs.
It’s been a tough 12 months for Chairs and trustees. The charity sector has faced unprecedented challenge and criticism, and much of it has focused on apparent failings in governance and leadership. Chairs especially are under pressure to ensure their boards are responsible and effective, while continuing to deliver the maximum impact for their beneficiaries.
Tags: Board of Trustees; Chairs and CEOs; Charity; Chief Executives; Clore Social Associates; Leadership; Leadership development training; Third sector; Trustee.
Posted on July 20, 2016Posted by Guest Blogger
Caroline Mason CBE is Chief Executive at the Esmée Fairbarin Foundation. The Foundation funds our gender equality Fellowship on our 2017 Fellowship programme.
At Esmée we talk a lot about the importance of key people. As one of the largest independent funders in the UK, we place our trust and our money in the hands of some of the most brilliant, entrepreneurial and effective leaders in the social sector.
Tags: Chairs and CEOs; Change management; Charity; Chief Executives; Clore Social Associates; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Equality; Funders; Leadership.
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