Leadership Facilitation

Uncovering the Blind Spot of Leadership

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Why do our attempts to deal with the challenges of our time so often fail? The cause of our collective failure is that we are blind to the deeper dimension of leadership and transformational change. This “blind spot” exists not only in our collective leadership but also in our everyday social interactions. We are blind to the source dimension from which effective leadership and social action come into being.

How do we help the leaders of our grantees find the peer support they need?

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JJ Hanley faced a situation well known to nonprofit executives: the number of volunteers that wanted to help was outstripping the agency’s capacity to manage them. Operating with a small staff, volunteers were key to the success of JJ’s List – which connects people with disabilities with community businesses and services – and her late-night brain-storms of one weren’t getting anywhere. She had some ideas, but the challenge was new to her. Pay a consultant? Yeah, right.

Nonprofit Leadership Development: What’s Your “Plan A” for Growing Future Leaders?

In this guide, we outline a series of steps that you can follow to create and implement a Plan A as part of your organization’s everyday business, inexpensively, and without disrupting the vital work that your organization is doing. While what to do is knowable, we don’t promise that it will be easy to do it well. It takes significant focus, time, and effort. But we do say that the actions you take will help build an organization that’s better prepared to increase your impact amid the challenges to come.
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