The Whole Job
Commit to doing the whole job
Face the elevator door
With shifting economic cycles, things happen that can help or hurt an organization. You need to prepare yourself to capitalize on an opportunity (the elevator door opening) regardless of where your nonprofit may be in its lifecycle or in implementing its strategic plan.
The Whole Job
A complete set of conversation starters to accompany the chapter.
The Whole Job Toolkit
A complete set of tools to accompany the chapter.
I’ve asked Leslie Hansen, who was instrumental in creating the new online Applied Wisdom for the Nonprofit Sector Online Course, to share with my readers
8 Practical Insights for Nonprofit Leaders
Culture matters. It’s a core organizational asset.
Respecting and trusting your people is the foundation of all good management.
Always listen for and even seek out signs of trouble. Bad news is good news if you do something about it.
Develop “court sense” to see everything that’s happening around you, and to rapidly adjust to changes.
Commit to doing “the whole job.” Investing in organizational capacity contributes to excellence and impact.
With limited time and resources, it’s essential to prioritize and then focus.
Planning is essential but success comes from the implementation of your ideas. “Book It and Ship It.” Make a decision and manage the consequences.
To create a culture of accountability, reinforce individual ownership of problems. Always ask, “Who owns the monkey?”