As one of the five LARGE keys at the 2003 RAISE conference, Leadership has beenhighlighted as a key issue for the voluntary/community sector.This toolkit defines Leadership as ‘the ability to motivate and guide the people connectedto a voluntary/community organisation to meet its goals’.sector and why it matters. It compares the job of leading a VCO to the role of theleader of an expedition, who must think about the terrain, the weather, the skills of theteam, and the best route to the destination.Section One also looks at the functions of a Leader and at the benefits of goodleadership. It looks at the different people who can and do play Leadership roles inVCOs, and the skills and qualities that they need.
looks at how Leadership helps a VCO to reach its destination, focusingparticularly on how to use the vision, mission and strategy of the organisation toencourage people to achieve its goals.
highlights how Leaders can inspire and motivate people by rallying themround shared beliefs and values and creating a positive culture.In
, the Toolkit looks at the leadership of the change process, whetherplanned or driven by crisis and gives some techniques to use to guide people to the rightdestination.In
, the Toolkit briefly reviews how the Leadership role is split between theBoard and the Chief Executive and looks at the links between leadership, representationand accountability.
suggests some ways in which Leaders can carve out the time to do ‘the bigstuff’, particularly being creative about future directions.In
, some tools and techniques to enhance the all-important communicationskills of Leaders are explored.And finally, in
the Toolkit looks at learning and how the individual canprofit from their experiences, both the things which are successes, and those thatdidn’t go so well. It highlights the conditions in which learning for everyone can beencouraged.In
the toolkit defines what Leadership means in the voluntary/community