Leading from the Heart

Recent events have led me to contemplate the duality of leading with the heart vs. the head.

Last week, a long-time member of an executive director peer learning circle I facilitate died.  Early in the fall she told the group that her cancer had returned and she began chemo again.  In our early December session, she announced that she could no longer give her job the attention it deserved and she would be stepping down at the end of the year.  A courageous woman, she had Read more

7 down…639,993 to go

 So often when I go to write these posts, it’s from a position of simultaneous dismay and negative amazement—are nonprofits organizations really doing that? could boards really believe that what they are doing is right?do donors really think one number tells it all? Today, I’m happy to say, I have nothing but high hopes.

What, you ask, has prompted this seeming 180 degree shift?A group of seven, amazing women currently working in supervisory roles, though not as executive directors, in the nonprofit sector and—get this—each seems Read more