Back the blogging bosses
Matthew Taylor, at the RSA, is one of relatively few chief executives of nonprofit organisations who have a blog ... now others are joining in, and getting encouragement.
Following news here that that Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the organisation for nonprofit chief executives acevo has started blogging at Bubb's blog, a couple of more established bloggers have launched a support group.
First of all Shane McCracken set up a Facebook group, now Paul Caplan has a public page on his blog inviting more nominations and offering a badge.
All good fun - with the very important underlying purpose, as Paul points out, of helping encourage the non-bosses to believe they can speak up too:
Some heros are breaking free and we salute them. There are brave men and women bearing the title CEO or Director of this, that or the other who are stepping up and talking as the passionate and interesting men and women they are. They are brave and forward thinking and they make it easier for those of us who are talking to the frontline troops in the public sector and saying: “Yes it’s OK to get out there and have conversations. Yes it’s OK to talk like a human being and tell stories.” Because now we can add: “… because look, your Boss is doing it!”
That's best answer to We can't do that - and they mustn't do it either, and The committee won't go for it. More examples of public or nonprofit blogging bosses over at Paul's place, please. Maybe Matthew could invite some other chief execs across to John Adam Street to give them some first-hand encouragement, and also explain how the RSA Networks project is changing his organisation for the better. (Disclosure: RSA is providing some support for this project, so I am rather well-disposed).