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Humanitarian leadership: who's in charge here?

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.

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Humanitarian leadership: who's in charge here?

  1. 1. ALNAPWho’s in charge here?Humanitarian leadership ALNAP
  2. 2. Why look atLEADERSHIP? Transformative NGO Agenda investment
  3. 3. Are we looking at theRIGHT THING?
  4. 4. Civil defence Film Fire industry serviceWe reviewedWHAT WORKS Humanitarian evaluations Emergency Military medicine
  5. 5. There areTHREE MODELSExceptionalindividual Structured Collaborative
  6. 6. 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
  8. 8. More aboutSTRUCTURED
  9. 9. More aboutCOLLABORATIVE
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. What can weLEARN? See leader as facilitatorIn inter-agency Group decisionClear membership making processescriteria and techniques Train together
  12. 12. We wantYOU!As an organisation: As individual: complete 6-Participate in network month ‘risk diary’research
  13. 13. ALNAP Thank you