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We are taught how to manage projects but tend not to be taught to inspire and be visionary. Leadership encompasses concepts such as knowing yourself, visioning, mentoring, constituency building, making sense of and challenging assumptions. Leadership does not have to only come from the top of an organisation but should be present at all levels.

Inspired and empowered staff, programmes and projects that encompass the essence of the organisation’s mission and vision indicate the presence of good leadership. Effective leadership also increases legitimacy in the eyes of donors, partners, and beneficiaries, therefore contributing to organisational sustainability, effective and strategic partnerships, and high quality project delivery.


Need to strengthen your organisation in this area? See our recommended resources.

Case studies

To learn from the experience of other conservation organisations see our case studies.


Do you need to measure your progress in this area? See our suggested indicators.