What's more effective: a 'superhero' leader, a chain of command or a collaboration? ALNAP head of research and communications Paul Knox Clarke presents preliminary findings on a review of leadership styles in humanitarian action.
Civil defence Film Fire industry serviceWe reviewedWHAT WORKS Humanitarian evaluations Emergency Military medicine
There areTHREE MODELSExceptionalindividual Structured Collaborative
Rapid Unclear / decision disputed Requirement making priorities to collaborateWhich works best in theHUMANITARIAN CONTEXT (inter- Limited agency) no information clear line of Large authority number of decisions Politicisation
What can weLEARN? Principles, not procedures Move away from Clarify roles – Clear mechanisms exceptional individual and for collecting, individual organisational analysing and approach transmitting info
What can weLEARN? See leader as facilitatorIn inter-agency Group decisionClear membership making processescriteria and techniques Train together
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