Learning new leadership skills
Volunteering in not-for-profit organisations isn't necessarily just a charitable act; it's a way for executives a to hone their management and leadership skills.
Financial goals are not the prime motivator in the workplace for the majority of people. Searching for more meaning in their lives, they often seek rewarding work in the voluntary sector.
For younger managers, not-for-profit organisations offer rare chances to learn intangible leadership skills, such as persuasion and mediation.
Find out more in "Volunteering to Be a Better Manager" by Richard Pound (chancellor of McGill University) and Karl Moore, associate professor at McGill University's Faculty of Management.
This article appears on the strategy+business web site, owned by consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton.