Paul Knox Clarke



International humanitarian organizations have tended to embrace highly individualistic and ‘heroic’ models of leadership, and assume that these models are best adapted for the complex environments in which humanitarians often work. An analysis of formal evaluations of humanitarian action, and of literature from other, related sectors (such as civil defense), suggests, however, that more structured, team based models may be more appropriate. This hypothesis appears to be supported by data collected through questionnaires and interviews with managers and leaders in 34 country offices of UN organizations and NGOs.


Paul Knox Clarke
Head of Research and Communications


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