There are umpteen versions of the ingredients of leadership. We find that the most useful approach is to offer a short definition and then to describe five essential features. A definition Consistently achieving results beyond expectations by creating a climate in which
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Some chief executives get over-involved in the detail of their colleagues’ work, while others go to the opposite extreme and offer no guidance or feedback beyond formal processes such as planning and appraisals. Neither of these approaches is effective. Regardless of seniority
Delegation is a vital skill for the chief executive – as for any leader or manager – but even that has its limits. Some things can only be done by the chief executive if the organisation is to succeed. My list would be: trustee relationsother stakeholder relations and ambas
Management and leadership are often talked about in the same breath. To be an effective leader, you need to know the difference and understand the special demands of leadership. Is leadership different from management? There has been a long-running debate about this. Mo
The person in charge of an organisation can be called diffierent things in different types of non profit organisations. These include chief executive, CEO, director, managing director. What that person does and how they behave may also vary. What's different about bei
There are many models used to describe leadership, each with its strengths and weaknesses. One I have found useful, especially in relation to the chief executive, is to think of leadership under three headings: establishing directionmotivating and aligning people ensuring the o
Over the last 50 years or so, different approaches to leadership have emerged through various phases, usually overlapping. Characteristics of leaders The general direction in which these have moved can be described as a shift from seeking the characteristics of the 'perfect le
Changing an organisation’s structure can seem like an overwhelming task. However, approached with clear frameworks it does not have to be daunting. When there is a major change, you may need to reconsider the skills, expertise and time required to complete the work. So
Who are the stakeholders of your change initiative? How are you going to communicate your change plans to them? This section includes tools and techniques to identify who will be affected by the changes and how to communicate effectively with them. The importance of stake
How do you go about changing the way things are done in an organization? Much of this is down to organizational culture. This section includes questions and considerations in changing organisational culture. Defining organisational culture Organisational culture are the