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.
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Tags: Chairs and CEOs; Charity; Chief Executives; Leadership; Leadership development training; Social change; Social enterprise; Third sector.
Posted on October 21, 2016Posted by Iga Wojtasik
'People who never make mistakes never make anything. Leaders should not only be assessed by the successes they achieve, but how they handle their failures too. Social leaders should not be afraid to fail'.
This slightly counter intuitive statement was made by Prof. Nick Hardwick, who shared his leadership journey at Clore Social’s recent Leaders Now breakfast event.
Tags: Charity; Chief Executives; Clore Leadership; Collaboration; Leadership; Public sector; Third sector; Values.
Posted on October 19, 2016Posted by Stephanie Papapavlou
Stephanie Papapavlou is a 2016 Clore6 Associate and Sales Delivery Manager at Leap Confronting Conflict. This blog was originally published on Leap CC's website.
If I were to summarise what I learnt about leadership on the first Clore6 residential in one sentence it would be this:
It's all about people.
Tags: Charity; Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership; Clore Social Youth Sector Leaders Programme; Leadership; Leadership development training; Youth sector.
Posted on October 18, 2016Posted by Cordelia Osewa-Ediae
One of my favourite leadership quotes from Peter Drucker - ‘Management is doing things right; Leadership is doing the right things’ - sums up how I see leadership. Leadership is often about tackling difficult but pertinent issues. With this in mind, my Fellowship research explores why social leaders must ensure they build inclusive workplaces which value diversity.
Tags: Charity; Chief Executives; Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Diversity; Leadership; Social change; Third sector.
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.
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 30, 2016Posted by Shaks Ghosh
It seems to me that the pace of change in our sector is faster than it’s ever been. Change provides an opportunity to review the past; to understand what was useful and what could have been done differently. Change is also an opportunity for growth. In the midst of all this movement, we wanted to investigate social sector leadership development, and having already looked at the past in our first report, we now look to the future in our second report.
Tags: Charity; Chief Executives; Clore Social Leadership; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Clore Social Youth Sector Leaders Programme; Collaboration; Innovation; Leadership; Leadership development training; Older populations; Social change; Technology; Third sector; Volunteering.
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 9, 2016Posted by Shaks Ghosh
Our Chief Executive Shaks Ghosh shares the personal lessons she learned from Mother Teresa’s leadership, following the humanitarian's recent cannonisation.
While Mother Teresa was doing her missionary work in Calcutta, I was a student at the city's Loreto Convent, the place where Mother Teresa started her leadership journey.
Tags: Charity; Chief Executives; Clore Social Leadership; Leadership; Social change; Social justice.
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