Posted on November 25, 2011 by Peel Leadership Centre
From the HBR:
“Creativity and innovative thinking are not genetic traits. What makes people great innovators is not their genetic makeup, but a set of skills and behaviors. The good news: anyone can learn, practice, and master the skills necessary to become a disruptive innovator.
Hear Clay Christensen and Hal Gregersen, authors of The Innovator’s DNA, talk about the ways in which leaders can improve their organization’s innovative skills.”
Click here to access webinar - approximately 1 hr
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Posted on November 23, 2011 by Peel Leadership Centre
From Rosetta Thurman’s blog:
“Back in the day, before blogging, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, nonprofit leaders actually made connections face to face most of the time. A phone call was more preferable to email, and it wasn’t uncommon for hires to be made without a formal interview. These days, technology has made communication much less time-consuming, but the old-fashioned ways of networking still hold true.”
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Posted on November 11, 2011 by Peel Leadership Centre
“Forming a strategic alliance can be a challenging undertaking for an organization. Kate Dewey of Dewey & Kaye Nonprofit & Foundation Consultants likens the process of seeking compatibility to that of marriage, and discusses some strategies and “red flags” to watch out for when considering an alliance.”
Click here to view video – approx 11 minutes
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Posted on November 10, 2011 by Peel Leadership Centre
“Leap of Reason — the product of decades of insight from philanthropist Mario Morino, McKinsey & Company, and more than a dozen experts and practitioners — will spark reflection throughout the social sector about how to make large strides in the ability to create meaningful, measurable good.
In the Introduction, McKinsey authors — drawing on their work for social-sector organizations — say that best practice for assessing social impact includes: involving constituents to ensure the organization is measuring what’s relevant; collecting as much information as possible about the target problem and potential solutions; integrating assessment goals and results into all program decisions; applying rigor, but within reason; being practical about what one organization can achieve—there’s no need to do everything; and creating a learning culture”
Click here to download entire book in pdf format - 179 pages (save a tree or two and only print the chapters you need!)
Watch short video clip of authors discussing book on YouTube approx 6 mins
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Posted on November 10, 2011 by Peel Leadership Centre
“Frances Hesselbein received a call to head Girl Scout Troop 17 in Johnstown, Pa., in her early twenties. Married, with an 8-year-old boy, she felt unequipped to manage a gaggle of 10-year-old girls. But she led the troop for eight years and eventually moved to the state level in York, Pa. There she implemented management guru Peter Drucker’s philosophies — which she had stumbled upon while browsing Johnstown’s Cambria Free Library. Her success caught the attention of the national Girl Scouts organization, and Hesselbein became its CEO. In her 13 years with the group, she led a turnaround and worked directly with Drucker, who recruited her to run his Leader to Leader Institute (then called the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management) in 1990. Hesselbein, 96, yes, 96 years old, has outlived her mentor but remains CEO of the institute, which will be renamed the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute in early 2012. The author of an autobiography published in February, My Life in Leadership, she shares her lessons with Colleen Leahey.”
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Posted on November 9, 2011 by Peel Leadership Centre
“One-third of Canadian employees are frustrated with their jobs, not because they’re lazy or dissatisfied or burned out, but because they’re not supported or “enabled” by their employers, a Saskatoon-born management consultant told a group of managers in Regina recently.
The old motivational approach to employee engagement would last for a few weeks or months, but eventually would wear off and leave even more frustrated employees. The same is true with “charismatic leaders,” who lead by example or fiery pep talks, but don’t have effective organizational structures.
“They simply got people excited and motivated … But if they didn’t run an effective organization, if they didn’t have managers and leaders throughout the organization who were doing the right things and creating the right work environment, that (motivation) was going to go away.”
Read more here
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