Developing Managers: a view from the non-profit sector

Myers, Jan (2004) Developing Managers: a view from the non-profit sector. Journal of European Industrial Training, 28 (8/9). pp. 639-656. ISSN 0309-0590

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This paper is rooted in practitioner experience of working within the non‐profit sector. It is both underpinned by Master’s level research and built on as part of an on‐going sense‐making process for the author in terms of her doctoral research. Focusing on a specific part of the sector – local development agencies, explores how personal theories emerge and the rules of thumb chief executives of such agencies use to develop their practice. This paper draws on fieldwork involving interviews with 20 chief executives and considers the roles of chief executives in relation to learning and development needs. As such, this is not a search for “truth” or for blueprints for managers, but represents a concern for and interest in how people – “puzzled” individuals who have to deal with ambiguous situations day‐by‐day – juggle multiple realities, and what informs their (thinking and) actions.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: EMERALD Literati Award Highly Commended Paper 2005
Uncontrolled Keywords: non‐profit organizations, management development, leadership, voluntary welfare organizations
Subjects: N200 Management studies
N600 Human Resource Management
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Jan Myers
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2015 13:16
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 10:05

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