This December, EPIP is highlighting the Measuring a Leader skills of Leadership and Management.
- Direct individuals or groups to accomplish desired results
- Delegate appropriately, allocating resources as needed
- Emulate exemplary individual behavior and ethics
- Coach others when appropriate
Which can be demonstrated by…
- Highlighting management experiences from their current job
- Seeking opportunities to lead teams in volunteer settings
- Mentoring work colleagues or community members, such as students
Here are a few resources that can help strengthen your Leadership and Management skills. What are some of your favorite Leadership and Management resources? How would you describe what Leadership and Management skills look like? Share them in the comments section!
EPIP local chapters
- Serving on a local chapter steering committee provides superior hands-on leadership and management experience. EPIP members who take an active role in their local chapters gain valuable experience, visibility, and relationships. To get involved in a local chapter, check out http://www.epip.org/chapters/
- Local chapter leaders also get access to special trainings and workshops. At our 2014 Chapter Leaders Gathering, chapter leaders participated in an interactive workshop about accountability. They also received additional accountability tools and materials that they could take back to their workplace.
- (Sign up for this 12/3 Wednesday Webinar!) Skillful facilitation is one of the essential tools for leaders and managers: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/epipexponent-philanthropy-webinar-facilitation-tools-of-the-trade-tickets-12742159141
- Talent-Focused Grantmaking: Fund the People for Impact and Sustainability
Beyond the Rockstar Leadership Paradigm
EPIP blog posts
- Sophia Guevara, one of our Social Media Fellows, shares about leveraging her leadership positions to serve others
- Chrissie Bonner, EPIP-Philly chapter leader, reflects on the myths and realities of leadership
- Shauna Nep from EPIP-LA, talks about how philanthropy can model behavior that is consistent with its values
Interesting books and articles
- The Dawn of System Leadership, by Peter Senge, Hal Hamilton, and John Kania (Stanford Social Innovation Review, Winter 2015): “The deep changes necessary to accelerate progress against society's most intractable problems require a unique type of leader—the system leader, a person who catalyzes collective leadership”
- Quiet: The Power of Introverts, by Susan Cain (Broadway Paperbacks, 2013)
- Honing your skills as a peer coach, by Stew Friedman (Harvard Business Review, Feb 2010)
Don’t forget! Your EPIP membership allows you to access special discounts for subscriptions and memberships to our partner organizations including the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Foundation Review, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, and other great resources.
How are you developing your Leadership and Management skills? What are some of your favorite tools, articles, resources? Share them in the comments below!
VIDEOS: EPIP Members Talking About Leadership and Management