Former board members are hidden assets in plain sight! They typically have a wealth of knowledge, experience and a passion for your mission and can be powerful contributors in strengthening your organization for years to come. Capitalize on their value by intentionally keeping them involved in whichever way works for them and your organization.
Strategic thinking is even more crucial in these uncertain times. There are some immediate questions for an organization’s board and executive staff to be asking now, the most important of which in my view is “So What?” If you can’t answer “so what?”, leaders need to go back to the drawing 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?
Are you getting the outcomes you want from the time you’re spending in meetings? If not, read our guest blog creator Chrysanthemum Marketing Raye Ward’s possible solution. Raye suggests that you try Liberating Structures, a set of tools that cultivates a focused purpose and broad participation. https://chryscomm.com/2020/02/26/meetings-arent-getting-you-where-you-want-to-go-try-something-new/
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.