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.
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Tags: Charity; Chief Executives; Clore Social Associates; Collaboration; Leadership; Leadership development training; Social change; Third sector.
Posted on February 14, 2017Posted by Steph Cutler
Despite using the word in the title of my provocation piece, ‘The challenge of co-production when we can’t be trusted to vote for anything’, the first challenge is the word ‘co-production’!
When I talk about co-production many people do not know what it is.
Tags: Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Coaching; Collaboration.
Posted on February 9, 2017Posted by Jill Boggiss
At Clore Social’s Leaders Now breakfast meeting at the House of St Barnabas this week, we were lucky enough to hear from Julia Unwin, former CEO of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the chair of the upcoming Inquiry into the future of Civil Society, a privately funded piece of research.
She started by reflecting on her work and her views on leadership which were refreshingly down to earth and simple. She used wording from a primary school classroom she had found herself in the previous evening to pull together some ideas.
Tags: Charity; Leadership; Third sector.
Posted on February 8, 2017Posted by Deborah Smart
Social investment is a subject that has been much talked about in recent years. There are some within the voluntary and community sectors with strong views about social investment, either for or against. As someone who has spent almost a decade working in the realm of social investment, I am most definitely an advocate. But recently I have found myself becoming quite frustrated with the social investment sector because I am not sure we are adequately serving those who have social impact at the heart of their mission – charities and social enterprises.
Tags: Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Leadership; Social enterprise; Social investment; Third sector.
Posted on February 6, 2017Posted by Emma Brech
‘I am human, and nothing of that which is human is alien to me.’
- Publius Terentius Afer
At the end of his 2016 Reith Lectures, Kwame Anthony Appiah left us with this striking quotation. Written by a man who was ‘ a slave from Roman Africa, a Latin interpreter of Greek comedies and a writer from Classical Europe’, the words attest to a profound appreciation of what it is to be human, and how our humanity, once acknowledged, transcends concepts of nationality, identity or status.
Tags: Citizenship; Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Community development; Diversity; Equality; Human rights; Leadership; Migrants; Social change; Third sector.
Posted on January 31, 2017Posted by Hayley Speed
I have worked in world of ‘crisis support’ in various roles for 15 years. For me, crisis support is for people who feel they cannot cope or move forward without external help. The people I have worked with who are in crisis are often dealing with a multitude of issues they need support with such as rough sleeping, mental health needs, domestic violence and substance misuse.
Tags: Clore Social Leadership Programme; Community development; Health and well-being; Service users.
Posted on January 31, 2017Posted by Lígia Teixeira
Crisis and Glasgow Homelessness Network have announced their intention to create a new dedicated body that is sector-led (by homelessness specialists from charities, government, research bodies and others) to improve the lives of people affected by homelessness by instigating a shift in resources to evidence-based solutions. As part of her Clore Social Leadership fellowship, Ligia Teixeira explains why.
Tags: Campaigning; Charity; Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Collaboration; Housing; Leadership; Third sector.
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.
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.
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