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Leadership at the Top: the role of the Chief Executive in empowering the board

This blog is written by Chris Cornforth, Emeritus Professor of Organisational Governance and Management and board member of the Association of Chairs. This blog highlights the extent to which the chief executive and the board collaborate and work together defines the success of the top leadership team.

8th November 2018

Voluntary sector leadership in the context of cross-sector collaborations

In this blog, former PhD student, Daniel Haslam, now a Lecturer in the Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise, talks about how he analysed his data for his PhD, 'Voluntary sector leadership in the context of cross-sector collaborations: researching an NHS multispecialty community provider'.

18th May 2018

Leadership at the top – the Chair-Board relationship

This blog is written by Chris Cornforth, Emeritus Professor of Organisational Governance and Management. This is the second in a series of three blogs he has written that focus on the triangle of relationships between the chief executive, chair, and the governing body or board of voluntary organisations.

25th April 2018

‘An Asylum Seeker’s Story: Collective Leadership in Diverse Communities’

Dr Vita Terry discusses a new film she helped to produce about a gentleman called Juan (not his real name) and his family. The film traces Juan's inspiring community work, despite an inexcusable five-year wait to hear from the Home Office whether or not he and his family would even be allowed to stay in the UK.

7th March 2018

Leadership at the top: the chair-chief executive relationship

Chris Cornforth, Emeritus Professor of Organisational Governance and Management looks at leadership at the top of voluntary organisations. This is first in a series of three blogs exploring the triangle of relationships between the chief executive, chair, and the governing body or board of voluntary organisations.

16th January 2018

An autumnal update on our leadership research

The Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership provides an update on their work to date, including, their involvement in the Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference 2017, their production of a series of blogs and details of two literature reviews completed by the team.

20th October 2017

What are we up to? Updates on our research projects

Dr James Rees is the former Director of the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership in The Open University Business School. In this blog, he reflects on the current successes of the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership, highlighting four key projects that he and the team are involved with.

13th September 2017

Leadership from the top, bottom, and across the table

This blog is written by Dr Carol Jacklin-Jarvis, Director of the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership in the Faculty of Business and Law at The Open University. Here, she blogs about the importance of collaborative leadership for the voluntary sector.

22nd August 2017

Celebrating diverse leadership

The recent Small Charity Week and Refugee Week has inspired Dr Vita Terry, a PhD student associated with the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership, to think about refugee community organisations (RCOs) and the important role they play within society. Read her blog here.

23rd July 2017

Is there a need to rethink leadership for the voluntary sector?

'Government now appears, frankly, to be sclerotic and disengaged. That's not to say it doesn't remain an important stakeholder with some key functions, but what does it mean for the sector if it cannot or will not take a real lead?' This blog is written by Dr James Rees, former Director of the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership.

6th July 2017