Posted on September 6, 2016Posted by Guest Blogger
Dr Henry Kippin is executive director of Collaborate an independent CIC focusing on the thinking, culture and practice of cross-sector collaboration.
Leadership is a slippery concept. A verb, not a noun. A spirit, not a skillset. It is a term that is broad and deep enough to mean both everything and nothing. But there is no doubt that if leadership matters (as Richard Harries’s excellent paper suggests), then we need to strive to make sure that the concept can hold the weight we ascribe to it. This means we need to work on it.
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Tags: Clore Social Associates; Collaboration; Innovation; Leadership; Social change; Third sector.
Posted on August 26, 2016Posted by Shaks Ghosh
Do you run a charity or social enterprise? Are you a senior manager in the social sector wishing to take your next step as a leader? If so, and you are also committed to creating lasting social change, you should consider applying to our 2017 Fellowship programme.
Tags: Charity; Chief Executives; Clore Social Leadership; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Leadership; Leadership development training; Social change; Third sector.
Posted on August 26, 2016Posted by Lígia Teixeira
Lígia Teixeira is Head of Research and Evaluation at Crisis, and our 2016 specialist housing and homelessness Fellow, supported by the Oak Foundation.
Last week’s long awaited report from the Communities and Local Government Committee makes a number pertinent observations, including a call for a new Government strategy. Against a background of rising homelessness in most parts of England, the time is right to consider where we go from here and to look elsewhere for inspiration. There is much to learn from the United States.
Tags: Campaigning; Charity; Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Housing; Leadership; Social justice; Third sector.
Posted on August 24, 2016Posted by Guest Blogger
Andrew Barnett has been the director of the UK Branch of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation since 2007 and is the Convenor of the Funders’ Collaboration on the Leadership.
Social sector leadership is an issue that’s close to my heart. I’ve worked with some exceptional individuals during my career: passionate and empathetic, thoughtful and strategic, collaborative, outward looking, with vision and foresight. They’ve not just been effective; they’ve been an inspiration to me.
Tags: Chairs and CEOs; Charity; Chief Executives; Clore Leadership; Clore Social Leadership; Collaboration; Governance; Innovation; Leadership; Leadership development training; Third sector; Values.
Posted on August 19, 2016Posted by Guest Blogger
Alex Swallow has a background as a leader in the charity sector and is now The Influence Expert, helping you grow your influence to increase your impact.
It is a testing time at the moment for charity leaders in the UK - a ‘perfect storm’ of difficult events are bubbling up around them.
Tags: Charity; Chief Executives; Clore Social Associates; Clore Social Leadership; Leadership; Third sector.
Posted on August 15, 2016Posted by Jenny Ruth O'Hara-Jakeway
2015 Fellow Jenny O’Hara Jakeway is CEO of Credu: Connecting Carers, a charity that supports carers in Wales. She was appointed to this position at the same time as starting her Clore Social Fellowship.
CEOs don’t tend to have a lot of support when they join new places. Luckily for me, being part of the Fellowship meant I had support from day one to do my job, and I was able to immediately use what learned from the programme by bringing it back to the organisation.
Tags: Care; Charity; Chief Executives; Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Collaboration; Community development; Leadership; Older populations; Service users; Third sector.
Posted on August 12, 2016Posted by Mark Kelvin
Today is World Elephant Day, so I’m taking the opportunity to talk about the elephant in the room - the exclusiveness in our sector.
Tags: Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Diversity; Equality; Leadership; Social justice; Third sector.
Posted on August 8, 2016Posted by Guest Blogger
Heather Black is Managing Director at Economic Change CIC a management solutions social enterprise.
As the leader within a non-profit it’s important to reflect and ask yourself the following questions:
Tags: Charity; Chief Executives; Clore Social Associates; Innovation; Leadership; Social enterprise; Technology.
Posted on August 2, 2016Posted by Shaks Ghosh
Leadership matters. This is the first line taken from our new report Leadership Development in the Third Sector: Learning Lessons.
We all know that leadership in the sector is important, but what really matters is leadership that can navigate through choppy waters while simultaneously capitalising on new opportunities. Sounds relatively straightforward, but it isn’t.
Tags: Charity; Clore Social Leadership; Leadership; Leadership development training; Social change; Third sector.
Posted on August 1, 2016Posted by Guest Blogger
John Williams is Vice Chair at the Association of Chairs.
It’s been a tough 12 months for Chairs and trustees. The charity sector has faced unprecedented challenge and criticism, and much of it has focused on apparent failings in governance and leadership. Chairs especially are under pressure to ensure their boards are responsible and effective, while continuing to deliver the maximum impact for their beneficiaries.
Tags: Board of Trustees; Chairs and CEOs; Charity; Chief Executives; Clore Social Associates; Leadership; Leadership development training; Third sector; Trustee.
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