Leadership

How do you lead effectively in tough times? Indispensable advice from Mission Australia’s CEO

From bank clerk to the head of one of Australia’s largest not-for-profit organisations, Mission Australia’s first ever female CEO Catherine Yeomans is responsible for 3,500 employees across Australia. With staff at Mission Australia providing services to thousands of the community’s most disadvantaged people – a challenging job that can result in high rates of burnout, […]

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Leaders: invest in your people

– Sponsored Content – Many of us working in the not-for-profit sector have become used to accepting and at times promoting, ‘join us for meaningful work’ (not the salary), as an acceptable pitch to new talent. Yet it seems somewhat ironic that while we have one of the toughest and most important jobs in society, […]

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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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The ways women win at work: 5 minutes with Dr Lois Frankel

Dr Lois Frankel has become practically synonymous in the US with helping women succeed in work and life. Her book, Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office, was a New York Times mega-bestseller that has been translated into twenty-five languages and sold a million copies worldwide. As president of Corporate Coaching International, Dr Frankel helps […]

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How do successful not-for-profits develop future leaders? Part 5: Monitoring progress and adjusting course

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, part 2, part 3, and part 4. In part 5 below, we finish our series by looking the how you monitor your […]

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How do successful not-for-profits develop future leaders? Part 4: Recruiting for your leadership gaps

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, part 2, and part 3. Part 4 looks at what to do when you need to find new talent to fill your […]

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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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“Dire, unprecedented workforce challenges” as health and community services grow

The health and community services workforce is predicted to grow by up to 77 per cent larger over the next 12 years to 2025, according to a new report from the government-funded Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council (CS&HISC). But that growth will bring “dire, unprecedented workforce challenges” without urgent action. The multimedia Environmental […]

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