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How Your Leadership Style May Be Adding to Your Workload

Have you ever considered the way you lead others could be adding to your workload?

Just as the way humanitarian and development work has evolved over the last 50 to 60 years, so has the need to lead differently.  

In this episode you'll learn:

  • How leadership has evolved in the humanitarian and development sector and current requirements of the Modern Humanitarian and Development Leader 2.0 (today's leaders)
  • When to use different leadership styles effectively to get the most from your team
  • How to know if your leadership style is adding to your workload, or lessening it

Stop creating more work for yourself and learn how to become the Modern Humanitarian Leader by listening now!

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Why Open Door Policies are Overrated in Humanitarian and Development Work

Are you constantly overwhelmed with a never-ending stream of interruptions at work?

Whether you're a humanitarian and develoment leader in the field or managing a team remotely, the pressure to always be available might be hurting your productivity more than you realize.

In today's fast-paced work environment, the expectation of constant availability can lead to burnout and decreased effectiveness. This episode dives deep into the myth of the "open door policy" and explores how prioritizing uninterrupted, focused work time is crucial for both individual productivity and team development. Learn how rethinking your approach to availability can lead to better outcomes and a healthier work-life balance.

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Why You Aren't Managing Your Time Effectively...

Do you feel stretched thin by work demands, struggling to carve out time for impactful projects?

In this episode, we uncover three often-overlooked strategies for time management specifically tailored for humanitarian and development supervisors.

Here's what you'll learn:

  1. Gain insight into setting effective boundaries on your time and your team's time, empowering you to prioritize tasks strategically.
  2. Understand the importance of respecting scheduled work time, avoiding the trap of overcommitment and burnout.
  3. Identify and overcome "High Performance Syndrome" thoughts that may be sabotaging your productivity and learn how to coach yourself towards greater effectiveness.

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Attributes You Need to Lead Effectively as a Modern Humanitarian Leader

The humanitarian and development sectors are changing and we as leaders need to understand how our roles are changing in order to make the most impact.  

In this episode, we dive into the essential strategies leaders need to consider for enhancing equity, resilience, and accountability in global development organizations. With insights from Christine Sow, CEO of Humentum, listeners will learn practical approaches to overcoming bureaucratic bottlenecks and fostering a healthy organizational ecosystem. This discussion is particularly relevant for those struggling with operational inefficiencies and seeking to become better leaders for their teams.

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