In this unprecedented and uncertain time, here are three simple questions to ask yourself that may help in managing anxiety or fear. Over the years, I have learned to ask myself these questions when dealing with challenging times, whether major crises, worrying moments or sleepless nights caused by being overwhelmed.
At a time of social distancing, following our simple guidelines for online meeting success could help make online interactions efficient and effective, keeping everyone engaged.
Integrating the three Strategic Leadership Essentials – leadership, strategy and communication – can enable an organization to accomplish its mission. Obvious as this may seem, it requires intentional work by its leaders to achieve this combination.
An effective and engaged nonprofit Board of Directors (BOD) can help take an organization to a visionary level. Ensuring it is well-managed and intentionally structured is key.
Do you have the courage to lead or does self-imposed fear restrict your willingness to take on a leadership role? One of my heroes, Nelson Mandela said: “Fear and courage are brothers. I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.”
Which comes first – Vision or Mission? Frankly, why should I care? In our view, vision (clearly defined strategic direction) should always come before mission, because if you don’t know where you are going (desired impact) how do you know what you need to do to get there (mission)?