Leadership styles and philanthropy

In our most recent nonprofit leadership study, one of the things we looked at was how four different leadership styles affected a nonprofit's "culture of philanthropy." The four styles were: servant leadership, transformational leadership, charismatic leadership, and...

As leaders, why aren’t we meeting all the demands?

Nonprofit leadership has got to be the toughest job in the world. You have to be a big-picture visionary with a close attention to details who also has an incredible ability to initiate and grow relationships. Nonprofits do such great work. And leaders seem to know...

Check your caller ID

As leaders, we often delegate tasks to others. Tasks like making sure the phone lines work. But, as leaders, we're ultimately responsible. Anonymous calls can easily be blocked I know a number of nonprofits, especially hospitals, that are using antiquated telephone...

Leadership is hard

As we discovered in the latest nonprofit leadership report, leadership is hard. There are competing demands on us. And unclear expectations. Even our own expectations of ourselves can be unclear. Most of our life, we've had someone else set the agenda and tell us what...

The magic question to ask to hire the right Millenials

Traveling around the country, I'm constantly asked for the secret to hiring Millenials. Leaders tell me, "They don't stay in the job. And when they're here, it's hard to tell what they're working on." First, a warning For starters, let me just say that we need to stop...

Are you leading from the Inside Out?

So often, leaders look for external cues and systems to validate their leading. They want manuals or a curriculum. But these can fall flat. Or worse, have no lasting impact. It's not until leaders start working from within, that lasting change gets made. We just...

Where are you on the journey to becoming a focused leader?

Leaders often get stuck because they don't know where they're at on the journey. In our work with leaders, we find that a lack of confidence is actually a growth step - a movement toward grounded confidence. We call this The Leader's Journey and give a brief...

A message of hope for nonprofit leaders despite the tax bill

The recent tax bill is spreading fear and despair among nonprofit leaders around the United States. Last week, I recorded this message of hope. Since it's recording, the President has signed the bill into law. So the message of hope is needed now more than ever. This...

IS YOUR LEADERSHIP STYLE HELPING YOUR NONPROFIT?

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