What are THE critical leadership issues for executive directors of nonprofit organizations?
The Executive Directors Guide was written to address the questions that many leaders will face as they take the helm of a mission-based organization. This chapter from the Guide discusses the issues of leadership, best practices, and advice for nonprofit leaders.
Explore the following leadership issues:
- Demystifying the concept of leadership and presenting a simple model for understanding it.
- Thinking about your own leadership competencies and styles.
- How to create an environment of self-reflection for yourself.
- Making a case for participatory, partnership-based leadership, where decision-making authority is distributed throughout the organization.
Also in the chapter is a 4-step approach we suggest for leadership enlightenment and growth.