Good Leaders ask Good Questions

I met with two impressive community leaders this month. I was grateful for the chance, since both of these individuals run organizations that are growing and changing like crazy. You wouldn’t think they had time to meet and mentor a lot but they make time to do these things.

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You're more than your mission statement

Missions statements are funny, aren't they?

They are usually painstakingly crafted by a leadership team or the board of directors. Some times staff contribute, sometimes they don't. What we end up with many times is a crazy long sentence full of nonprofit jargon like "engage" "fostering" and "development". In an attempt to be succinct but also cover everything an organization does we end up with a statement that at best is vague to the audiences we want to serve. 

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