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A New Leadership Mindset for Scaling Social Change External website [view] [more info]

Over the past 50 years our thinking about leadership, whether in communities or board rooms, has been heavily influenced by heroic models of leadership. We traditionally think of leadership as the skills, qualities and behavior of an individual who exerts influence over others to take action or achieves a goal using their position and authority. Leadership for a New Era was launched because we believe this way of thinking about leadership is only one part of the story -- one that does not fully recognize leadership as a process grounded in relationships that are fluid, dynamic, non-directive and non-unilateral. Understanding leadership as a process requires us to think very differently about how change occurs and how we work with others. We will never mobilize leadership at the scale needed for significant progress on social justice or any other complex issue without expanding our thinking about what leadership is, how it works and how we can support it.

Authors: Leadership for a New Era Partners, Deborah Meehan, Claire Reinelt

Subjects: social change, Leadership for a New Era

04/20/2010 - 00:00 - 0 comments - 0 attachments - Posted by Natalia Castaneda

Cultivating Leadership Through Social Change Initiatives: Broadening Our View and Support of Nonprofit Leaders PDF file [download] [more info]

This brief describes the variety of ways in which leadership was developed and strengthened within a ten-year Community Clinics Initiative (CCI) in California. While CCI’s experience focuses specifically on the community clinics field, the lessons about leadership are applicable to other large-scale efforts to catalyze social change. This brief is designed to inform grantmakers’ and nonprofit practitioners’ thinking and decision making about how to support and advance leadership among individuals, organizations, networks and the nonprofit sector more broadly.

Authors: BTW Informing Change

Subjects: BTW informing change, nonprofit leaders, community clinics initiative, social change

08/28/2008 - 00:00 - 0 comments - 1 attachment - Posted by Claire Reinelt