In his second blog post for Clore Social leadership, Green Pepper director David Green argues that trust is fundamental to social leadership. As well as financial integrity, an absence of conflicted interests, and ethical investments, David says social leaders should listen to, and above all, value and respect the contributions made by staff and volunteers: “In my experience staff and volunteers will respond when given a voice. So let them help shape how your organisation works and what it becomes.”
He goes on to say that “Trust is not an entitlement, nor should it be disposable. But to lead social change it is certainly a requirement.”
You can read the full post on the Leaders Now blog.