Ethical leadership: is the outcome more important than the means?

Green Pepper’s director, David Green, has had an article published on the Clore Social Leadership Blog, Leaders Now. Clore Social Leadership are a charity who develop leaders at all levels within the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. They recently received a grant of just under £0.5 million from the Big Lottery to facilitate this… Continue reading Ethical leadership: is the outcome more important than the means?

Civil society needs to speak up and be heard

The expectation of change I had in the first few days following the election result, sadly, is now subsiding. A Conservative government will likely continue, with Theresa May seeking the votes she needs from the DUP to stay as prime minister. My own disappointment is I am sure, widely shared by the community and voluntary… Continue reading Civil society needs to speak up and be heard

Are you prepared for a social media meltdown?

Imagine that a member of your staff posts something very nasty about you and your organisation on Facebook. Now imagine he or she has over 500 Facebook friends including one or two of the more vulnerable individuals that your organisation advises and supports. How would you feel? What would your trustees say? The sad fact… Continue reading Are you prepared for a social media meltdown?

We should all become political; and social media must be our platform

The general election campaign opened with Theresa May heading for a greatly increased majority in the Commons. Two weeks in, and nothing much has changed. So unless the unexpected happens, we must prepare for five more Tory years. For civil society, the prospect of continued austerity, and a hard Brexit, is unlikely to receive a… Continue reading We should all become political; and social media must be our platform

I realised creating a sense of belonging and value was the key to good teamwork

How does the inexperienced, newly appointed manager, motivate a team? In my first managerial role, I was clueless. I’d seen and experienced the result of poor management practices with previous employers. What was I to do? Back then my first goal was to get to know my team. So I spoke to them regularly, I… Continue reading I realised creating a sense of belonging and value was the key to good teamwork

Are you leaving your Social Media output to chance?

Proper planning will be worth the effort… Among the many issues facing the voluntary sector is the need to improve capacity in digital skills. As such, getting your social media right is an important step in this direction. The problem is though, while many of us have accounts on networks like Facebook and Twitter, moving… Continue reading Are you leaving your Social Media output to chance?