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.
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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.
Posted on November 9, 2016Posted by Jo Tilley-Riley
This week saw the publication of my Fellowship research Collateral Damage. In it, I have sought to shine a light on the hidden problem of children who witness police home raids. These children, whose parents or siblings have committed crimes, are the unseen victims of those crimes, often left deeply traumatised by the raids, and overlooked by the police.
Tags: Charity; Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Collaboration; Leadership; Social change; Social justice; Third sector; Youth sector.
Posted on November 8, 2016Posted by Isaac Abraham
Rushanara Ali MP was the latest speaker at our latest Leaders Now breakfast event last week, hosted at the House of St. Barnabas. Speaking to a group of social sector leaders, she opened up about her moments of vulnerability and the pressing need in post-Brexit Britain to create a culture that cultivates a diverse range of leaders.
Tags: Charity; Chief Executives; Clore Social Associates; Diversity; Leadership; Leadership development training; Mentoring; Partnerships; Social change; Third sector; Values; Youth sector.
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.
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.
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