Why we should practice self-care as leaders
Anne Houston, SEA Facilitator, shares some tips on using self-care as a way to develop ourselves as leaders. This blog was written ahead of the ACEVO "Authentic Leadership: modelling self-awareness and self-care" programme which will be delivered by the Social Enterprise Academy.
How can effective leadership help tackle the climate emergency?
18 November 2021
SEA Facilitator and social entrepreneur, Rachael Millson, reflects on the role leadership plays in the climate change crisis and the steps we can all take as leaders to become more interconnected and practice compassion in action.
Bootcamp Resources: Storytelling
The Social Enterprise Scotland Bootcamp Resources offer practical marketing tips for social enterprises. In session one, the Social Enterprise Academy and Firstport share practical tips on how to develop a distinct brand voice, look and feel, and nail your social enterprise elevator pitch.
How a 'no regrets' skillset can arm social entrepreneurs for an uncertain future
31 March 2021
Half the world’s employees will need to be retrained by 2025. Our new 7-part series with Pioneers Post and Emerald Works aims to support social entrepreneurs around the world to build a ‘no-regrets’ skillset – skills that will be useful no matter how their role, organisation or environment changes.
How can we be more kind as leaders?
Research shows that just one random act of kindness each day can make a significant difference to our ability to deal with challenges at work. How can you re-capture the art of kindness today?
8 ways to develop your courageous leadership
Courageous leaders are able to create a culture of trust and respect, which makes those around them be prepared to follow them. What does courageous leadership look like to you?
Reflect on your 2017 'lollipop moments'
Stories give us great insight into how small actions can make a huge impact – leadership is made up of lots of these potential 'lollipop moments'
Learning Lunch: How are you spending your time?
This month, we’re looking at how senior leaders can make sure they’re using their time effectively and are creating opportunities to nurture and grow the talent in their organisations.
If at first you do succeed - analyse, learn and succeed again
When was the last time you analysed a project that went well? Lara looks at how we can potentially learn more from our sucesses than our failures.
4 TED talks to help you reconnect with information
This week, we share 4 TED talks that explore how ‘conscious information use’ enables us to have more personal and social impact.
5 ideas to build reflection time into your day
Our staff and tutors share a few simple ways you can promote reflection to help ensure that you’re making the right kind of impact with your work and relationships.
5 podcasts to get you thinking
Evidence shows that a powerful story can have a significant impact on our thinking - so how can podcasts challenge our assumptions or shift our perceptions and behaviour? Give these five a go and see.
Starting with the end in mind
Exploring the 'Flight of the Buffalo' concept by James Belasco and Ralph Stayer, we're reminded that there may be more we can do as leaders to prevent the 'herd getting wiped out'.
Are you creating time to slow down?
When time is the difference between making change happen now or later, it's so easy to push ourselves to work harder and faster. But could the fastest way forward actually be to slow down?
How to start writing reflectively
Writing a journal is a simple way to practice reflection - here are some tips and ideas to get started
What is mindful leadership?
We can spend a lot of time on 'auto-pilot' while we lose ourselves in the tasks that need to be done. But what might it mean to you to be more 'present' for that time?
How can we ignite our 'Ubuntu' leadership?
You could argue that 'Ubuntu' just brings together the many theories, buzzwords and approaches that are currently being promoted in our sector. But leading with an Ubuntu spirit is so much more than that...
Trading tasks for leadership
It can sometimes be a tendency to focus on the tasks in hand, and risk undervaluing the essentials for a successful enterprise.