When you find the right collaboration of people, you’ll instantly know it since everything will seem to be a whole lot easier to manage. Some of the world’s most successful business ideas were founded on the great collaboration of two or more people.
Five ways to drive large-scale social change by working cooperatively.
Leaders and organizations are acknowledging that even their best individual efforts can't stack up against today's complex and interconnected problems. They are putting aside self-interests and collaborating to build a new civic infrastructure to advance their shared objectives. It's called collective impact and it's a growing trend across the country.
A diverse group of local leaders — private, public, philanthropic, and nonprofit — fed up with the dysfunction around them, come together to challenge conventional wisdom and fix problems long written off as unsolvable, such as poverty, unemployment, and a failing education system. More often than not, they lack the formal authority to solve the problem and don't have an obvious 'plug and play' solution.
There are three essential principles, three “L’s” that support and fuel authentic leadership: Love, Listen, and Leap. When facing difficulties with colleagues, family or community, we serve our purpose best when we lead with love, listening, and then leap to a higher level.
(Image credit: AFP/Getty Images via @daylife) During times of knee-buckling, gut-wrenching change, like the recent Super-Storm, Hurricane Sandy, that devastated significant parts of the eastern seaboard, we receive a collective wake-up call about ...
Susan O’Connell and Cormac Brennan of O’Connell Brennan Solicitors consider the responsibilities of board members of non-profit organisations involved in high risk activities.
In early 2011, High Court proceedings were settled against a HSE funded crèche service for €650,000, in a particularly tragic case arising from brain injuries suffered by a child who fell into a pond while under the care of the organisation.
This case highlighted the challenges faced by Boards of non-profit organisations that carry out activities that could be considered high risk. While the enactment of the Charities Act 2009 provided an impetus for many non-profit and charitable organisations to review their risk assessment and management procedures, as part of an overall review of their corporate governance, it is of critical importance for Board members to ensure that this area of corporate governance is kept under active review, so that the highest standards are maintained.
Excessive use of positional power: I was interacting with a leadership expert recently when he said, “If you have to use your position to exert your power, you are not powerful.” Being at a certain position within organization means that you have ...
Before you know it you’ll be asking, “How did it get so late so soon?” So take time to figure yourself out. Take time to realize what you want and need. Take time to take risks. Take time to love, laugh, cry, learn, and forgive. Life is shorter than it often seems.
Here are ten things you need to know, before it’s too late
In order to succeed, we need to slow it down. We need to expect less from ourselves and be okay with it. We need to help others see that less is more.
Business is not local or national any more, but worldwide. The internet and social media keeps us connected constantly. Nothing is private and most of us are dancing through hoops to keep up with the demand.
Many organizations need more than minor "tweaking". They need to be transformed from one thing to another. This requires a talented leader who possesses certain traits and skills. Transformational leadership is a theory that was developed by James McGregor Burns in 1978. He developed this theory to further address the aspects of an organization that lead to success, encourage enthusiasm among an organization's employees, and identify the values employees place on their work(1).
One of the biggest issues facing business executives today is the need to build a global leadership pipeline. In our recent research on Global Leadership, we’ve uncovered critical differences in leadership characteristics around the world that can dramatically affect this pipeline.