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I wish I had learned this sooner

I wish I had learned this sooner — 3 lessons in leadership by non-profit leaders – how they think to win!

Rolling up your sleeves and working with the executive director and a board of a non-profit provides some of the best training for leaders I know. Invest the time and see how they …

  1. Make decisions that truly balance the financial health of the organization with the organization’s mission. Think about it — without money there is no mission – yet without mission there is no money.
  2. Manage “volunteers” who can come and go much easier than employees — they are experts at building relationships and using influencing skills.
  3. Use the collective thinking and expertise of key stakeholders to identify the best strategic options. A lack of resources requires them to reach out for help. The ego is on behalf of making a difference with their organization.