Managing People Well

Look, Listen, Act: Communication skills for great leaders

Two truisms about leadership:  First, leadership is not management and management is not leadership.  Second, while not all leaders are managers, all managers should be leaders. If you’re expecting your broader staff group to demonstrate leadership in their roles then those with greater authority and position absolutely have to do so first. How do leaders […]

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What a happy and healthy workplace looks like

Jackie Mead is the Director of People, Culture and Information Systems with Berry Street, an organisation with 1000 staff spread across Victoria and delivering a range of services  to the state’s most vulnerable children and families. With such challenging clients, Berry Street has recently implemented a highly innovative health and wellbeing program to increase staff […]

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How do successful not-for-profits develop future leaders? Part 3: Bringing out the best in people

  Great leadership is central to all successful not-for-profit organisations. In this five-part series, we look at strategies to recognise and realise the leadership potential within a not-for-profit. Follow the links to part 1 and part 2. Part 3 looks at how to offer your future leaders meaningful development opportunities to step into areas where […]

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How do successful not-for-profits develop future leaders? Part 2: What will your future needs be?

  Great leadership is central to all successful not-for-profit organisations.  In this five-part series, we look at strategies to recognise and realise the leadership potential within a not-for-profit. You can find part 1 here. Part 2 looks at how to understand what your future needs will be: Last week we got the leadership ball rolling […]

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101 ways to recognise your volunteers

Recognising volunteers in your organisation doesn’t have to involve spending a lot of money. There are many ways you can show them you appreciate them without having to spend a cent! To mark National Volunteer Week this week (13-19 May), Volunteering Australia have helpfully put together this AMAZING list of 101 ways you can show […]

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National Volunteer Week – a great chance to thank your volunteers

Next week (13-19 May) is National Volunteer Week 2013 – Australia’s largest celebration of volunteers and volunteerism. And according to Volunteering Victoria, one of their NVW initiatves has “gone viral” in less than a week, with more than 100 leaders of organisations with volunteers signing up to publicly declare thanks for their volunteers. The aim […]

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How do successful not-for-profits develop future leaders? Part 1: Start at the top

Great leadership is central to all successful not-for-profit organisations.  In this five-part series, we look at strategies to recognise and realise the leadership potential within a not-for-profit. Part 1 looks at where to start with engaging your current senior leaders: Step back and look at the people who are running your organisation. Look at your […]

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