Leadership, Strategy & Communications Consulting
At JBL Strategies we are passionate about working with organizations to achieve clear strategic direction, consistent communications and greater results through strong leadership and effective strategies. We provide nonprofits with impactful advisory services and unique leadership training programs customized to an organization’s context so that they achieve long-term sustainability and continuous success.
JBL Strategies’ Vision is that nonprofits in Central Texas succeed in serving their communities.
Do you have the courage to lead or does self-imposed fear restrict your willingness to do so?
According to one of my heroes, Nelson Mandela “Fear and courage are brothers. I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
Envisioning a bold future and then mentally ‘walking back’ from the future, imagining what would be required to reach that vision, can literally change the world or your organization’s path forward.
In 1961, John F. Kennedy in a speech to the United States Congress challenged the country to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade. Fast forward to July 1969 and America accomplished this seemingly impossible goal. The term ‘moonshot’ was born.
Which comes first – Vision or Mission? In our view vision (clearly defined strategic direction) should always come first. If you don’t know where you are going (big goal, looking to the future) how do you know what you need to do to get there (mission)?
These are the words one of our board members shared as they were leaving a recent board meeting. Does this sound familiar? Is this how your board members feel? I hope so, but if not, keep reading…
When we think of Strategic Direction, we’re reminded of a simple quote by Yogi Berra: “When you come to a fork in the road, take it!” Knowing which path to take when you and your organization reach a fork in the road can mean the difference between success and failure. A well-articulated strategic direction and continuous strategic thinking based on agreed priorities, enables focused implementation and provides a framework for dealing with change.