8 Practical Insights
Applied Wisdom for Nonprofits is intended to provide succinct leadership tools and techniques for people who work in nonprofit organizations, small or large, new or well-established, regardless of your position or title. My goal is to help you accelerate your development as a leader.
I collected this set of management tips through my varied experiences in farming, military, aerospace, venture capital and high tech. I ran a company, Applied Materials, which when I retired in 2003 employed over 15,000 people in 18 countries. Along the way, members of my Applied Materials team started calling my tips “Morganisms.”
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Learn how the powerful lessons of personal change from The 7 Habits can help transform the behaviors of your workforce.
Habit 1: Be Proactive®
Focus and act on what you can control and influence instead of what you can’t.
Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind®
Define clear measures of success and a plan to achieve them.
Habit 3: Put First Things First®
Prioritize and achieve your most important goals instead of constantly reacting to urgencies.
Habit 4: Think Win-Win®
Collaborate more effectively by building high-trust relationships.
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood®
Influence others by developing a deep understanding of their needs and perspectives.
Habit 6: Synergize®
Develop innovative solutions that leverage differences and satisfy all key stakeholders.
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw®
Increase motivation, energy, and work/life balance by making time for renewing activities.