Leadership

Eight ways NFP managers can vastly improve their communication skills

When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we’re pretty good at it.

Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren’t nearly as good as we think we are. This overestimation of our ability to communicate is magnified when interacting with people we spend the most time with.

These eight strategies will help you to overcome the communication bias that tends to hold us back, especially with those we manage or work closely with.

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A once-in-a-lifetime leadership opportunity for NFP CEOs

Good leadership is crucial for NFPs to succeed.

That’s why four major Australian foundations have announced a collaboration to create a 10-month, national capacity-building and leadership program for CEOs in Australian not-for-profit (NFP) organisations.

The Social Impact Leadership Australia program (SILA) is an evidence-based program specifically developed to meet the needs of Australian CEOs and build the capacity of their organisations directly and indirectly.

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Is the executive team at your NFP effective? These 5 questions can guide your organisation from good to great

The leadership of your NFP probably has an outsized influence on the success or failure of the whole organisation, and the impact you’re able to have.

When the stakes are so high, moving an organisation’s executive team from average to good – or from good to great – can make a huge difference to how successful the organisation as a whole is.

Their five questions can help make the leadership team in your NFP more effective and potentially transform the impact your organisation has.

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A free, ready-made, expert training course for your NFP’s managers, direct from the experts at Google

Most NFP organisations realise just how important having great managers is to the success of their organisation – and they should also have a pretty good idea of what makes a great manager.

So the goal is clear. But as a senior leader or HR manager, how do you get your organisation and its managers to that point?

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Google spent 10 years researching what makes a great manager. They found these 10 things

Research shows that managers matter. Employee engagement is linked to productivity, quality (fewer errors), lower turnover, less absenteeism and theft, and fewer safety incidents; and guess what: 70% of employee engagement is accounted for by team managers.

In 2008, Google set out to understand why managers are so important, and what makes a good manager.

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10 steps for NFP leaders to create a mentally healthy workplace

As a manager, you play a critical role in creating a mentally healthy workplace. This is through the people you directly supervise, and as a leader influencing others within your business. Your staff, in particular, will look to you for leadership, guidance and support. Whether or not your workplace currently sees mental health as a priority, there are many things you can do as a manager to contribute.

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