Government and philanthropists are increasingly seeking new ways to support nonprofits through collaborations. Liz Skelton describes the awareness and skills needed to successfully lead in this new landscape. Includes six key questions leaders should seek to answer before jumping into a new collaboration or partnership.
Belief in mythical leaders who can solve all our problems has led to cynicism, disappointment and, critically, inadequate responses to the complex social challenges we face. What we really seek is leaders with a purpose to create a better world says Geoff Aigner in this piece for SVA Consulting Quarterly.
Much of our work is to get people to understand the power they have and to use it well wherever they are. Through their organisations, political systems, communities and families and personal lives.
We have an opportunity to ask ourselves, 'What does power—yours and mine—mean beyond control and management?'
'What does it have to do with love, compassion, progress, care and bridging the divides between us?' This question we can answer now. Power has everything to do with love and compassion and care. MORE >
An interview by Triple R's Jacinta Parsons for the 'Detour' show with Liz Skelton, Social Leadership Australia's Principal Consultant and co-author, The Australian Leadership Paradox - What it takes to lead in the lucky country, on Melbourne's Triple R 102.7FM. A wide-ranging discussion about Australia's relationship with power, authority, rank and the place of purpose in leadership. (Starts at 20:18).
Publisher: Triple R 102.7FM Date: 17 September 2013 Listen now:here