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Great leaders are courageous, and willing to make tough decisions while keeping the mission at its core.
VIDEO | Anne Wallestad, President and CEO of BoardSource, talks about boards’ responsibility to take a step back, think long term, ask the right questions, and nurture an organizational learning culture.
PDF | “You must keep your nose to the grindstone while lifting your eyes to the hills,” writes Peter Drucker. Read about acting in the short term to achieve the mission in the long term.
VIDEO | Sam Cobbs, CEO of First Place for Youth, shares what it really means to “embody the mission” of a organization in practice.
PDF | Read about Peter Drucker’s take on developing a mission statement that successfully communicates the distinctive difference an organization is trying to make.
PDF | Finding the right successor is never easy. Peter Drucker offers some questions to ask and things to keep in mind.
VIDEO | Drucker Institute Founding Executive Director Rick Wartzman and current Executive Director Zach First talk about the innovation opportunity during a leadership succession. They describe the planning and execution of their own leadership transition.
WEB SITE | Leap Ambassadors Bob Rath, Ken Berger, Chip Edelsberg, Linda Johanek, Bridget Laird, Amy Morgenstern, Lou Salza, and Rick Wartzman share the 10 lessons they’ve learned from their own succession journeys.
PDF | Boards and executives need to ask themselves “what do I owe the other,” rather than what does the other owe me,” writes Peter Drucker.
VIDEO | Susan Karas shares her top three lessons for leading through crisis, learned through personal experience as the new chair of the Lawrence School board of directors during the 2008 financial crisis.
PDF | When a program or service is outdated—because it no longer produces results or for another reason—it’s time to let it go. Read Peter Drucker’s take on abandoning the programs and services that no longer serve the cause.
PDF | Deciding what to prioritize is easy; deciding what not to prioritize—and sticking to that decision—is the most difficult thing, writes Peter Drucker.
WEB SITE | The model identifies the core values and four key leadership competencies that government leaders need to master to best serve our country in the 21st century. Videos illustrate each.
WEB SITE | Read about the key elements of effective board performance and find out how nonprofit boards can become more effective.