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


Jeffrey Yip


Claremont Graduate University

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)
Claremont Graduate University
150 E. Tenth Street
Claremont, CA 91711
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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