Tonights Discussion, In the last five years, The Stroke Association, led by Jon Barrick, has transformed itself in terms of size and impact, shooting into a distinctive national position and raising the profile, priority and service levels for stroke sufferers. How have they done this? Leadership throughout the organisation has been key, especially meeting the needs of colleagues and beneficiaries (servant leadership) and Jon will describe the methods they have used. Andrew Forrest, an expert in leadership, will generalise the lessons for all charities from this case study.
Any points or questions coming out of tonight, please disscuss here.
Many thanks for this reference to the Leadership Community. I've just skimmed through the website and it looks very interesting and does seem to have some ideas and approaches which could be very useful in the voluntary sector. Have you read any of the books/been to any of the talks? Any you would particularly recommend?
All the best
Hi Stella, apologies for the long delay, catching up on e-mails over the summer. I've read both books 1 and 2, and enjoyed both. I heard Simon on a leadership course I attended in Oxford, and decided to buy the books after hearing him speak.