All organisations regardless of size or the area they operate in face risk. It could be the risk of losing money, of injuring clients, of bad publicity or of losing key staff or volunteers. The board can take steps to avoid or reduce risk, to transfer it (for example, by
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An organisation should be clear about its aims and objectives. Once aims and objectives are clear, it will be easier to agree on planned outputs, outcomes and impacts. Aims Aims are the changes that an organisation is trying to achieve. Objectives Objectives are the methods or
What is a trustee? Trustees have the overall legal responsibility for a charity. The law describes charity trustees as ‘the persons having the general control and management of the administration of a charity’ (Charities Act 1993, section 97). It is very important that
Having a good understanding of governance is key to the successful operation of any organisation. This section provides you with all the essential information you will need. Governance basics An introduction to governance An introduction to the important area of governance an
Team leadership plays a major part in a team’s success or failure. Leading a small operations team may not compare with the challenges of leading a large complex organisation. However it is worth viewing it in the context of leadership in general. Team leaders need to be able t
Some chief executives get over-involved in the detail of their colleagues’ work, while others go to the opposite extreme and offer no guidance or feedback beyond formal processes such as planning and appraisals. Neither of these approaches is effective. Regardless of seniority
There is no more important task for a chief executive than to build a high performing top team. The difference such a team can make to an organisation and its achievements – and to the life of the chief executive – is enormous. The quality of thinking and of the
Most chief executives will tell you that the job is entirely different than they expected – and quite unlike any previous role they have had.Some of the differences are real positives: the breadth and scope of the job; the opportunity to get involved in so many different issue
Sometimes the loss of a staff member is unavoidable. In other situations, it could have been prevented, and sometimes an employer is forced to remove an employee. In this section you will find information on:- Staff retention and loss - an introduction How to encoura
What is a leader and what makes for successful leadership? Content What is leadership? - A definition of leadership and an explanation of what makes it different from management. A leader's essential actions - The essential skills and actions of a leader. Leadership gurus -