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Towards moral capitalism

by Stephen Young, in The World that Changes the World: How Philanthropy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship are Transforming the Social Ecosystem, edited by W. Cheng, S. Mohamed; John Wiley and Sons, 2010 CSR plays a vital role in ensuring that corporate interests align with the broader social and environmental interests of the community in which businesses operate.  However the basis for CSR and what it entails is not well agreed among the players in the economy.  … Continue reading

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A Practical Guide for Engaging Stakeholders in Developing Evaluation Questions

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evaluation Series, by Hallie Preskill, Ph.D., and Nathalie Jones, October 2009. The finding of this report should come as no surprise: successful evaluation projects depend upon meaningfully engaging stakeholders early and often in framing the project’s questions. Happily, this guide shines a light on the important practical question of how to engage them. The authors note that to achieve meaningful evaluation results, organisations should solicit stakeholder buy-in from the start. ‘Stakeholders’ … Continue reading

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Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive through the Dangers of Leading

by Ronald A. Heifetz and Marty Linsky; Harvard Business School Press, 2002 Leadership on the Line is oft-cited by tenured leaders as a favoured text, perhaps because the book offers a highly empathetic perspective. Heifetz and Linsky argue that leadership is a dangerous undertaking. They encourage those who want to “step forward, make a difference, take the heat, and survive to delight in the fruits of your labor.” This book helps leaders face and mitigate … Continue reading

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A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Leadership

Book by Brad Jackson and Ken Parry, Sage Publications; 2008. Hats off to Jackson and Parry for a book that exceeds the expectations set by its cover. This somewhat short, quite relevant, and loaned book came from a colleague who just finished his PhD in the field of leadership studies. Written by two professors of leadership studies – Jackson is a professor of leadership at Auckland Business School and Parry is a professor of leadership … Continue reading

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The Big Conversation

A status report by Sandy Blackburn-Wright, Emerging Leaders for Social Change; 2010. The Big Conversation – an initiative of the Emerging Leaders for Social Change – was established in response to a void in the 2009 discussions surrounding the Global Financial Crisis. Leaders were debating the efficacy of the stimulus package, regulatory reform and other measures seemingly without reference to the values that had led us to the situation in the first place. Many believe … Continue reading

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Factors Affecting Member Perceptions of Coalition Impact

by Rebecca Wells, Mark Feinberg, Jeffrey A. Alexander, and Ann J. Ward, Nonprofit Management & Leadership, vol. 19, no. 3; Spring 2009. What is it that makes a successful coalition – and what is the X-factor that makes its members believe they are achieving a real impact? This academic paper investigates these questions by bringing together and extending research on perceptions of social impact. The authors’ research focuses on coalitions – which are defined as … Continue reading

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