Posts tagged: leadership

Supporting A Bolder Form of Leadership

I was reminded yesterday, at LeaderSpring’s A Bolder Form of Leadership luncheon, that non-profit organizations, on average, spend $29 a year on leadership development. Given how vital developing leadership is, this investment (or lack of it) is striking. In the NCRP’s report Cultivating Nonprofit Leadership, philanthropic support for leadership development is studied and found lacking. …   Read more

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The “How” Matters to Ford Foundation, Too.

As I read Ford Foundation President Darren Walker’s letter about the foundation’s newest priorities, I was most stirred by the fact that he asked for grantee feedback and is acting on it. I had to take a pause when the leader of this large, influential foundation shared that “the majority of the feedback [he] received was not …   Read more

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Akaya Windwood on Joyful Leadership and So Much More

Akaya Windwood is the President of the Rockwood Leadership Institute. As a follow up to the profile I did on the Rockwood Institute, I sat down with Akaya to talk about Rockwood’s relationship with TWI, their belief in joyful leadership, and the importance of equity in leadership development work among other things. In addition to being …   Read more

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Changemakers & funders unite, share ideas at Ashoka Future Forum

How can we re-imagine a brighter future through social enterprise? This question was at the heart of the recent Ashoka Future Forum, which attracted about 400 social entrepreneurs from around the world.
Many of the sessions focused on cultivating mindfulness, trust, and empathy, and offered ideas about what the future could look like with more changemakers …   Read more

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Inter-generational Leadership Development For Those Who Need It

As an intergenerational leadership organization, On the Move modeled their practice internally in a significant way when they hired Alissa Gentille, who started out in one of their young emerging leaders programs, as their current Executive Director. This goal is clearly reflected in their mission: “On The Move develops young people as leaders by building …   Read more

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