Do you have the courage to lead or does self-imposed fear restrict your willingness to take on a leadership role? One of my leadership heroes, Nelson Mandela said: “Fear and courage are brothers. I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.”
The most important question for achieving an engaged nonprofit board is to ask regularly “Why do you care?” An organization that loses sight of the answer to this question is likely not going to have an inspired and engaged board.
As the world faces so much uncertainty and many difficult decisions are having to be made as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, now more than ever people are looking to their leaders for direction. What traits are leaders like those in our nonprofit community needing to draw on at this critical time?
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.
Silos and road blocks are common themes in nonprofit organizations. What may appear to be internal or external boundaries or limitations can often be potential opportunities for greater collaboration. Stepping back and intentionally identifying the synergies across departments within your organization and/or between your organization and its partners can produce significant, positive results.