The Business of NGO Leadership: Reflections on Leadership from NGO CEOs

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Date published
01 Jan 2012
Leadership and Decisionmaking
Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP), Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP), Oxford Brookes University
This study presents the reflections and views of ten leaders within non governmental organisations (NGOs) concerning leadership in the fast changing humanitarian aid sector, and the kinds of support that leaders themselves value.
Most of the leaders interviewed for this study pointed above all to the need to draw in people who are committed to the values of the organisation and staff from outside the sector who come with a fresh questioning eye and new skills. There is a strong leaning towards an enabling type of leadership where the leaders foster staff to be fully engaged in influencing the direction of the organisation.