Great leaders are courageous, and willing to make tough decisions while keeping the mission at its core.
Balancing the Short and Long Term
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.
Drucker on Balancing the Short and Long Term
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.
Embody the Mission
VIDEO | Sam Cobbs, CEO of First Place for Youth, shares what it really means to “embody the mission” of a organization in practice.
Drucker on Mission
PDF | Read about Peter Drucker’s take on developing a mission statement that successfully communicates the distinctive difference an organization is trying to make.
Drucker on the Succession Decision
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.
Drucker on the Nonprofit Board
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.
Three Lessons on Leading Through Crisis
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.
Drucker on Planned Abandonment
PDF | When a program or service is outdated—because it no longer produces results or for another reason—it’s time to let it go.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.
Drucker on Priorities & Posteriorities
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.
Public Service Leadership Model
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.
Becoming a More Effective Nonprofit Board
WEB SITE | Read about the key elements of effective board performance and find out how nonprofit boards can become more effective.
Incorporating Client Feedback into the Way We Work
VIDEO | Find out how the Nurse-Family Partnership added systematic ways of collecting feedback from participants, using it to improve, and reporting back to participants.
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