In Lisa McLeod’s newest book, Leading with Noble Purpose (2016), she expands the view of her earlier bestselling book, Selling with Noble Purpose (2012), to encourage leaders at all levels to guide their organization’s performance and strategy based on the Noble Purpose for which they exist. For government and not-for-profit entities this idea seems to come naturally as … [Read more...] about Leading with Noble Purpose
You have spent a lot of time figuring out your organization’s mission and vision. How about your personal mission and vision? There are a lot of different ways to go about writing up your personal mission statement. Here are some questions to get started on clarifying your personal mission: “What do you want your personal legacy to be?” “What are you leaving … [Read more...] about Your Personal Mission & Vision
This is the third of a five part series on high performance teamwork, based on the book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni. The five major dysfunctions that Lencioni has identified, which is backed up by the research are: *Absence of Trust *Fear of Conflict *Lack of Commitment *Avoidance of Accountability *Inattention to Results Establishing … [Read more...] about Building Commitment to Your Team
This is one of the questions that Dr. Gerald Suarez* helps us answer for ourselves in his excellent new book, Leader of One. Just before his death, Dr. Stephen Covey, provided this endorsement for Leader of One: “J. Gerald Suarez’s extraordinary experiences in the White House and on campus help frame this remarkable book by offering wise perspective and deep insight … [Read more...] about Are You Following Your Passion?
We can’t figure out what to call ourselves. I most often hear “non-profit” or “not-for-profit, ” but both describe what we are NOT – not what we are FOR. We certainly aren’t for loss – though some organizations are mistakenly managed this way! We have tried so many alternative labels: philanthropic, independent sector, social sector, non-governmental, mission-based, … [Read more...] about If Not-For-Profit, Then For What?