Right People on the Bus

Right People on the Bus

Reflections: We now move from the inner circle of inside-out leadership, where the first four traits are character based- they define who Mary is, to the middle circle where the traits refer to what she does to lead those around her. I appreciate that, early in your...
Capability and Attitude Matrix

Capability and Attitude Matrix

Mary recognises that in any team, it is not just the results her people deliver that matter, it is also their attitude. This is a really significant change of emphasis from that which so often exists in organisations. Traditionally, we have measured people by how...
Volunteers – help or a hindrance?

Volunteers – help or a hindrance?

This week Barry is talking about the concept of ‘getting the right people on the bus’. When you’re early in your conservation career you might wonder if this is really relevant. Let’s face it, you’re more likely to be the one being recruited, than vice versa; but I...
Potential

Potential

Back in week four we were thinking about the concept of servant leadership and empowering others. In my contribution for that week (“Starfish”), I shared with you my thoughts on how our emotive relationship with volunteers is often at odds with our relationship with...
Week 8 – Self-guided exercises

Week 8 – Self-guided exercises

If you have responsibility for leading a team (employed or volunteers) take some time to plot them on the Capability and Attitude matrix in “Lead Like Mary’ which you can find in the week 8 section.  Now consider what action you need to take for each individual, to...