Posted on July 1, 2016Posted by Marie-Louise Sharp
As I have sat amongst the other 2016 Clore Social Leadership Fellows one thing is for sure, I am not like anyone here. When I began my Fellowship journey, this state of affairs concerned me - we are all supposed to be people who want social change and want to learn how we can be more effective in leading these changes amongst the communities we work with and the social sector in general.
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Tags: Charity; Clore Leadership; Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Diversity; Leadership; Leadership development training; Military; Social change; Third sector.
Posted on June 28, 2016Posted by Shaks Ghosh
Perception versus reality is a poignant theme which many of us have been grappling with since the aftermath of the EU referendum. Do the referendum results illustrate the country’s real wish to leave the EU, or are we in the mire of a bigger, societal disconnection with how the public wants real change in the face of austerity and social inequality?
Tags: Charity; Chief Executives; Clore Social Leadership; Collaboration; Leadership; Leadership development training; Media; Social change; Third sector; Values.
Posted on June 20, 2016Posted by Guest Blogger
Martin Crewe is Director, Barnardo’s Scotland.
‘Are you a brilliant public speaker?’
As chief officers of voluntary organisations there is increasing pressure on us all to be ‘great communicators’, so it’s a pretty loaded question.
Tags: Charity; Chief Executives; Community development; Leadership; Policy; Youth sector.
Posted on June 15, 2016Posted by Tim Hobbs
It is common to hear that effective leadership requires conviction: acting in accordance and pursuit of one’s beliefs. I’m not sure this is right – at least not all the time. I think there is a lot to said for being a humble and courageous leader, grounded in evidence, rather than one driven solely by conviction.
Tags: Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Leadership.
Posted on June 13, 2016Posted by Emma Brech
I have to confess, I am a tree-hugger. Ever since I was a small child, looking up into a dizzying canopy of branches and leaves reaching to the sky has filled me with awe, and I often succumb to the urge to wrap my arms around the trunk, make a connection and, well, hug the tree.
Tags: Charity; Clore Leadership; Clore Social Leadership; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Collaboration; Leadership; Social change.
Posted on May 25, 2016Posted by Guest Blogger
Blog by Shoshana Boyd Gelfand, Director at JHub and speaker at Clore Social residential – May 2016
“She has issues with authority.” That’s what my second grade teacher told my parents after I led my classmates in a minor mutiny around lack of snack choices. My parents weren’t sure whether to be delighted at my leadership potential or terrified that I was going to get kicked out of primary school for challenging authority!
Tags: Charity; Chief Executives; Clore Social Associates; Community development; Leadership; Third sector; Values.
Posted on May 10, 2016Posted by Jean Demars
Jean Demars is a 2015 Fellow and former Housing Lead at Praxis Community Projects. Jean is interested in the nature of complex change within various systems.
Notre-Dame-des-Landes is a small village in a bocage and wetland area, situated 20 miles North of Nantes (France). Wetlands are considered the most biologically diverse of all ecosystems, serving as home to a wide range of plant and animal life.
Tags: Campaigning; Clore Social Fellows; Environment; International; Leadership.
Posted on May 4, 2016Posted by Guest Blogger
Blog by Eve Poole, Know Yourself, Be Yourself, Look After Yourself facilitator and lecturer at Ashridge Business School
Resilience as a core leadership skill is all the rage at the moment, probably because we're all running on empty, particularly in the social sector. When I facilitate workshops with Clore Social Leadership, I use a timeline exercise with the Fellows and short course participants. Using a piece of A3 paper, we draw our leadership career as a timeline, with highs and lows either side of a line across the page. Highs are personal bests, and lows are when we have really struggled.
Tags: Clore Social Associates; Clore Social Leadership workshops; Coaching; Leadership; Leadership development training; Values.
Posted on April 18, 2016Posted by Guest Blogger
Blog by Prue Skene, Leadership in Governance facilitator and Clore Leadership Programme Governance Associate.
I’ve led on board development for the Clore Leadership Programme for the cultural sector for some eight years now, and during that time have worked with dozens of arts boards. I’m now about to take some of that expertise and experience into the social sector, swapping from cultural to social leadership and devising a Clore Social Leadership workshop for Chairs and CEOs attending as pairs.
Tags: Arts & culture; Board of Trustees; Chairs and CEOs; Charity; Chief Executives; Clore Leadership; Clore Social Associates; Clore Social Leadership workshops; Collaboration; Governance; Leadership; Leadership development training; Third sector; Trustee.
Posted on April 12, 2016Posted by Guest Blogger
Blog by Emily Sun: Catalysing and Leading Change short course facilitator and HR specialist.
I’m certainly not the first to write that the UK’s social sector is facing significant and disruptive challenges: decreases in public funding sources, increased pressure to deliver measurable outcomes and results, and an unprecedented knock in the public’s trust in the sector as a whole. The demands on leaders within the sector are greater than ever, and the ability to lead change effectively is becoming an increasingly critical skill.
Tags: Change management; Charity; Chief Executives; Clore Social Associates; Clore Social Leadership; Clore Social Leadership workshops; Leadership; Social change; Values.
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