On The Mind Of … Joe Jenkins
Why this podcast, and why me?
I’ve had the privilege of working in the UK charity sector for the best part of 20 years for some amazing organisations, tackling some of the greatest issues facing our society. And over that time, I’ve grown increasingly fascinated by the question of leadership for anyone concerned about doing social good.
Because ultimately this is a people business – it’s all about inspiring, motivating, connecting, engaging and empowering people to change the world. Which asks much of those who choose to lead. It means juggling multiple bottom lines: worrying about meeting the needs of the people whose cause we serve AND the needs of our supporters AND the needs of our partners/allies AND all the many demands of compliance/regulation AND public/political opinion AND trying to keep raising enough cash to keep the whole ship afloat … AND crucially, leading professional teams of incredibly committed passionate determined staff that often see their job as their vocation….
All of which requires in leaders a huge amount of personal strength, confidence and resilience. But where does that come from? How much of leadership is innate, versus skills to be learned? How do you manage those crises of confidence and be kind to yourself, as well as offering the leadership those
around you need most?
I’ve felt fortunate in the past to spend time with leaders in the sector who have been remarkably generous offering their time, wisdom and experience. This podcast is my attempt to capture that learning to share more widely, and hopefully inspire others to grow in their own leadership. There is a lot in the world that needs changing, and we need great leadership now more than ever.
The OTMO Support Team
Katie Clarke – Podcast & Brand Manager
Our Podcast Manager Katie created and curates the OTMO branding and artwork, as well as having built the onthemindof.com website. You can see more examples of her websites and content creation at katieclarkevirtualservices.com.
Mark Hatter – Podcast Editor & Music Composer
Mark edits the podcast audio and is responsible for the original music used on the show. You can see where his music has been used on TV and in the media at markhattermusic.com and find his stock, royalty-free music tracks at markhattermusic.com/royaltyfreemusic.
See more on the people that make this podcast happen, check out our Credits page.