Civil Society

Voluntary sector and trade unions: the need for common cause has never been greater

Voluntary sector organisations and trade unions have much in common. They seek social justice for their beneficiaries, they rely heavily on volunteers to help organise and support beneficiaries; and they rely on non-paid bodies to oversee their strategic direction and governance. Both types of organisation are also heavily regulated; and scrutinised by a sceptical, often… Continue reading Voluntary sector and trade unions: the need for common cause has never been greater

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Leadership & Management

Good leadership requires more than vision. It requires trust

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… Continue reading Good leadership requires more than vision. It requires trust

News

Enthusiastic and engaging union reps

A weekend spent in a meeting room with a group of union reps may not sound particularly exciting, but it proved to be a most uplifting event. The engagement, enthusiasm and commitment shown by the eight reps present really underlined the value of trade unions and the positive contribution they make to modern workplaces. The… Continue reading Enthusiastic and engaging union reps

Leadership & Management, News

Skills for new managers: half-day workshop

Being good at your job is rewarding; and it is certainly something that employers welcome. So much so in fact that it isn’t unusual for the good worker to become a new manager. After all, the good worker knows the ropes, is clearly capable; and always gets results. So surely management material? But moving into… Continue reading Skills for new managers: half-day workshop