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Leadership in Faith-Based Nonprofits: The Power of Identity Boundaries to Bind and Blind


Jeffrey Yip


Boston University - School of Management

Edmund Twohill


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Chris Ernst


Center for Creative Leadership (Greensboro)

Vijayan P. Munusamy


Center for Creative Leadership, Asia Pacific

2010

Nonprofit Management & Leadership, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp. 461-472, 2010
Boston U. School of Management Research Paper No. 2010-22

Abstract:     
This case study illustrates the unique challenges of leading a faith-based nonprofit organization within a multifaith constituency in Asia. The core themes of the case are based on research conducted with the staff, executive team, and board members of an international faith-based nonprofit organization in Asia. Specifically, the case focuses on three identity-based leadership dilemmas in relation to (1) creating a shared sense of organizational identity, (2) talent management, and (3) board governance. By describing the challenges faced by the CEO, the case shows how a strong faith-based identification can positively bind an organization together, but also result in organizational blind spots with unintended consequences.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 13

Keywords: Leadership, Management, Nonprofit, Governance, Social Identity

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Date posted: June 6, 2010 ; Last revised: March 27, 2012

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Yip, Jeffrey and Twohill, Edmund and Ernst, Chris and Munusamy, Vijayan P., Leadership in Faith-Based Nonprofits: The Power of Identity Boundaries to Bind and Blind (2010). Nonprofit Management & Leadership, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp. 461-472, 2010 ; Boston U. School of Management Research Paper No. 2010-22. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1621339

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Jeffrey Yip (Contact Author)
Boston University - School of Management ( email )
595 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA MA 02215
United States
Edmund Twohill
affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )
Chris Ernst
Center for Creative Leadership (Greensboro) ( email )
One Leadership Place
Greensboro, NC 27438-6300
United States
Vijayan P. Munusamy
Center for Creative Leadership, Asia Pacific ( email )
238A Thomson Road #16-06/08
Novena Square Tower A
Singapore
Singapore
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