The Future Of Leadership

 

 

There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity and courage.— Fuchan Yean

 

 

 

 

What does the future of leadership look like for the nonprofit world?

Off the top of my head the perfect recipe  includes innovation and new thinking. It includes dialogue and appreciation. Cultural and organizational structures that  are heavy on listening and learning, experimentation and failure.

Its flavored with less fault and more remedy, less ego and equal parts creativity and discipline. Rich with diversity of perspective and skills and flooded with new voices. It is adaptive and value based.

Ahhhh… I am getting a little teary-eyed just thinking about it

It leverages ideas, talents and  new approaches to  meet goals.

But above all else it has clarity and focus.

Clarity and Focus.

Clarity and focus lead to plans being created, strategy being debated. projects being managed and resourced and results being attained. In a word it leads to effectiveness: Organizational effectiveness. Its not sexy, but it is what separates weak organizations from strong one.

It redefines participation. It precedes great action. It takes  an organization from where it is to where it has never been.

Clarity and Focus.

In this changing environment, transformation is not optional. The future will demand a collective rethinking of what it means to be an nonprofit organization and the leadership necessary to create  this new world order. More importantly because the organization has invested in the hard work of redefining leadership it will get the staff it deserves- one that reflects its culture, leaders and values.

One that is powerful, strong, committed and courageous.

 

 

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