Gaining the Courage to Lead

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.”

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What’s your ‘moonshot’?

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.

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Strategic Direction – Why does it matter?

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.

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Have you hugged a Board member today?

Board engagement or lack thereof, is a constant frustration for nonprofit leaders. Having a strong, committed board of directors is often crucial to the ongoing success of a nonprofit. As a team, they bring many skills and experience to support the organization’s leadership in carrying out their mission. So what’s the problem?

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