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Leadership in Charitable Non-Government Organisations (NGOs)

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Leadership in Charitable Non-Government Organisations (NGOs)

Integrating Individual and Organisational Beliefs

C ommunity service NGOs occupy a significant position in western civil society, holding roles such as employer, service provider, volunteer, carer, victim, advocate, partner and leader.

They claim a shared philosophical and moral basis to support these roles and this unquestioned assumption causes significant consequences for their future as they embrace commercial prac­tices and governance models.

Does the NGO have the capacity to provide ethical leadership now with its shifting value systems, an increasing loss of meaningful relationships as defined by spiritual formation and entrenched gender discrimination in a postmodern, global environment? All this indicates a collapse in NGO activities through leadership fragmentation and a rise in managerial and bureaucratic technocracy.

The book uses postmodernism, feminism and narrative practices to explore relationships within NGOs between employers and employees on leadership, ethics, values and spirituality. It examines emerging tensions on faith, gender, business opera­tions and asks ‘what next?’. The book is intended for community, govern­ment and business professionals and leaders who work with human service NGOs.

Lucy Morris
Lucy Morris
Anglican Priest, International Speaker, Published Author, Social Justice Advocate and Activist.

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