NGO Leadership in Context1. Internal Leadership2. Wider political and social context3. Challenges4. Conclusion
1. Internal LeadershipHow leaders identify themselves with the group defines the leadership strategy to use and its effectiveness.Leadership is a dynamic relationship between leaders and followers.Principles of management based on individuals motivations and logical reasoning, underestimate the value of group bonding.The means to achieve motivation and service delivery in the group are influenced by the leader’s social identity and personal charisma.
2. Wider Political and Social Context External factors are beyond the control of leaders. Social, cultural, religious and political aspects of the environment in which organizations work influence the leadership strategies to be used and determine the role and effectiveness of leaders. Leadership stands in a dynamic relationship with the environment. Cultural pressures associated with the expectations of the staff, could result in leaders playing a more paternalistic role than they might want to.
3. ChallengesNGOs and stakeholders associated with the organizations (donors, civil society, community) are concerned about a visible lack of leadership talent in the sector.Research is mainly focused on the role and characteristics of leaders, their motivations and ways of work.Further research is needed in the way leaders relate to the social, cultural and political environment.
ConclusionReciprocal relationship between the leader and followers influences the scope of action to achieve the goals of the organization.Leadership styles depend on the context in which they are applied and on the ability of the leaders’ diagnostic skills and judgment to know which style is more suitable to adopt and to recognize when to adapt this style to the changing circumstances.
Thank you for your attention Presented by Agustina Flores Chris Duane Bjoern Kluever Shakeb Nai