The well-known consultancy firm McKinsey has an article on ‘What social-sector leaders need to succeed’. Based on research around the state of sector leadership in the United States, much will still be relevant this side of the Atlantic.
A key finding is that chronic underinvestment in leadership development within the US social sector, accompanied by 25 percent growth in the number of nonprofit organizations in the past decade, has opened a gap between demands on leaders and their ability to meet those needs. At the same time, a number of sector leaders tell us they’re concerned that the sector’s priorities are at risk if the organizations lack leadership teams with the capabilities to fulfill emerging missions effectively and to adapt to fast-changing demands.
(Thanks to prompt from NPC tweet.)