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?
Earlier this week I attended the annual conference of the Executive MBA Council where directors of these programs from across the globe gather once a year to share best practices, concerns, and plans for the future. A common concern that was expressed: “How do we prepare executives to survive in VUCA world?” Indeed, the environment in which we all operate is … [Read more...] about Thriving in a VUCA World