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Volunteer Management and Leadership

Volunteer management, volunteer recruitment and more volunteer recognition ideas for you.

Hi Everyone,

Here are important ideas that could be of assistance for you to consider in volunteer management. This is actually for those involved in the leadership of paid staff or leading others in volunteer management. So many of those attending our public and customised workshops and online training programs on a wide range of topics are leading or dealing with organisational change.

I just wanted to share with you 4 top ways leaders ensure that a CHANGE process fails. So here they are for you to consider…


But now get ready for a ‘tongue in cheek’ approach. Consider carefully if you do recognize any of these top FOUR leadership failure strategies. Follow these and this is how leaders can ensure that the change process does actually fail…

Strategy 1. Constantly use the term ‘we need to do more with less’. This really allows you in leadership to double the workload of those that are left after the restructuring and change process.

Strategy 2. Never communicate or give clear directions and keep
everyone guessing so that when things go wrong others
can be blamed.

Strategy 3. Use power strategies like forcing people to work closely with those they hate or work on projects that they have no skills for.

Strategy 4. Absolutely never recognize or reward anyone, they need to remember they are lucky to have jobs at all. But if you are forced to, only praise in private and always criticize loudly in public.

Remember these are ‘tongue in cheek’ ideas on the leadership skills not to use and to work on doing the opposite.



Dr Judy Esmond

P.S. Please forward this blog post to others who would enjoy reading this and other ideas, tips and strategies on volunteer recruitment, volunteer recognition and volunteer management.

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