Tag Archives: strategic planning

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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Colleges as corporations

Which is more surprising – that community colleges struggle in a highly competitive environment, or that I’m just starting to understand why?  After five years of working around these institutions, their way of doing things is making more sense to me. In the 45 years since provincial legislation brought them into being, everything has changed…
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