Posted on January 23, 2017Posted by Julia Slay
Last Autumn I left my job at one of England’s biggest think tanks. As I moved out of the think tank world, I began mulling over what difference, if any, I had made over the last seven years. Funders were increasingly asking us to demonstrate our impact, and so as part of my Clore Social Leadership fellowship I have conducted a short piece of research on this topic titled, Impact: an enquiry into how think tanks create change, interviewing some of the key people working with think tanks to explore exactly how they create change in the world.
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Tags: Charity; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Impact; Leadership; Policy; Public sector; 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 10, 2017Posted by Sue Brown
When I began my year as an older people’s specialist Clore Social Fellow I was interested in looking at asset based community development (ABCD) in relation to social care. My interest had been sparked by what I heard about how this was being put into practice in Leeds. During my Clore year, while shadowing in a hospital which is leading on one of the NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans, (STPs) I started to wonder how relevant these ideas were for the NHS.
Tags: Care; Clore Social Leadership; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Health and well-being; Leadership.
Posted on January 9, 2017Posted by Fiona Ellison
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
Andreana Drencheva is a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at the University of Sheffield where she helps social entrepreneurs to develop entrepreneurial and leadership capabilities.
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 December 13, 2016Posted by Shaks Ghosh
As 2016 winds down, I find myself considering the fervent sector debates that have taken place over the year in the media and beyond. One thing is clear: strong leadership is more important than ever before, and the demands on leaders are increasingly complex.
Tags: Chairs and CEOs; Chief Executives; Clore Social Leadership; Collaboration; Education; Impact; Innovation; Leadership; Leadership development training; Partnerships; Social change; Social enterprise; Technology; Third sector.
Posted on December 9, 2016Posted by Seb Mayfield
OK, I was wrong, and it took a fellowship to Canada in 2015 to realise it.
I have been involved in the food movement for a decade, specialising in building good food communities. I continue to see many benefits to putting good food at the heart of a community, including increases in social capital and benefits to mental and physical health.
Tags: Clore Social Leadership Programme; Community development; Health and well-being; Leadership; Policy; Social change.
Posted on December 1, 2016Posted by Louise Drake
Joining Clore Social Leadership as the Director of Programmes and Leadership Innovation has given me the enviable role of meeting the social sector’s most ambitious and engaging leaders. Never more apparent than with the interviews for our 2017 cohort where they were asked ‘What is good leadership?’
This is one of the toughest questions to answer, not only because one search of that question presents 48,700,000 results on Google, so there’s no ‘right’ answer.
Tags: Chairs and CEOs; Change management; Charity; Chief Executives; Clore Leadership; Clore Social Leadership; Leadership; Policy; Social change; Third sector.
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