Tag Archives: non-profit

10. A vaccine is needed to protect non-profits from the myth of charismatic leadership.

At the risk of repeating myself, the turnover of leadership among our clients and more generally across the sector, demonstrates the foolishness of hinging plans on charismatic leadership. Rainmakers are in short supply. They come and go with greater freedom than lesser talents.  Often their past success is not reproducible in a different setting. Even more often,…
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Meanwhile (leases), in Toronto

Almost everyone in Toronto recognizes the economic value of a strong, resident, creative industry work force.  And, almost anyone who thinks about it would agree that abundant and profitable commercial real estate is also critical to economic growth and prosperity. In fact, the former contributes to the latter.  As creative industries flourish, they add to…
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where credit’s due

Of all the elegies inspired by the Blue Jays’ rise, and fall, my favourite was an R.A. Dickey quote: "It's amazing what you can accomplish when you don't care who gets the credit.”  (http://atmlb.com/1RUsZOW) Dickey goes on in this interview to recognize everyone’s effort in a team victory after he, in midst of a brilliant,…
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