Leaders and their staffs need a diverse array of conversation partners to navigate institutional leadership today. Start by introducing your colleagues to your cellphone contacts and Facebook friends, writes the executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
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Preparing colleagues to do an organization’s future work, while also making a meaningful contribution in the present, is the job of a supervisor, writes the executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
For the greatest impact, leaders must identify their greatest gifts and apply them to an institution’s most pressing challenges, writes the executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
Investing time helping board members get to know each other, learn their roles and define common expectations will pay dividends in the long term, writes a managing director at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
Charles Hamilton Houston seated at his desk in 1939. Library of Congress / Washington Press Photograph
More than two decades before Brown v. Board of Education, the dean of Howard University School of Law built a network of relationships and practices for the purpose of preparing a cadre of leaders to transform society, not simply practice law.
Organizations large and small need to invest in leadership capacity, especially if they are considering scaling their projects, says the co-founder and managing partner of The Bridgespan Group.
Working inside large organizations has made a former journalist lose his cynicism about those in authority. Here are three lessons he’s learned about leadership.
Courageous institutional leaders work to hire and develop the next generation of leaders -- even knowing that those leaders likely will leave to work somewhere else, writes a managing director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
Would proper training have been enough to have saved the life of Dr. McDreamy? Photo courtesy of ABC Studios
To adapt in a rapidly changing world, leaders must have skills as well as the wisdom to know when and how to use them, writes a managing director at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
Successful leaders benefit from a combination of on-the-job learning that stretches them, developmental relationships, and formal training, writes the managing director of grants at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.