Book It And Ship It

Success is 90% Implementation

Leading a nonprofit demands passion, perseverance,

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The Cost of Perfect Information

Leading a nonprofit demands passion, perseverance, the ability to make decisions and communicate them, and to manage the consequences. When all is said and done, you don’t want to be on the side of more was said than done. “Book it and ship it!”

Planning is essential but success comes from the implementation of your ideas. “Book It and Ship It.” Make a decision and manage the consequences.

— Jim Morgan

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8 Practical Insights for Nonprofit Leaders

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Cultivating Culture

Culture matters. It’s a core organizational asset.

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Respecting and trusting your people is the foundation of all good management.

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Always listen for and even seek out signs of trouble. Bad news is good news if you do something about it.

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Develop “court sense” to see everything that’s happening around you, and to rapidly adjust to changes.

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Commit to doing “the whole job.” Investing in organizational capacity contributes to excellence and impact.

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With limited time and resources, it’s essential to prioritize and then focus.

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Planning is essential but success comes from the implementation of your ideas. “Book It and Ship It.” Make a decision and manage the consequences.

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To create a culture of accountability, reinforce individual ownership of problems. Always ask, “Who owns the monkey?”

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