“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Leadership at every level
Developing leaders at every level is paramount for the success of any social sector organization. All departments and management tiers need key players who are attuned to the mission and strategic plan, and who can drive the organization through action steps and phases. More importantly, these key players must inspire others to do the same by creating a culture wherein new players are groomed to step into larger roles of influence and take ownership of the institution’s success. Leadership becomes second-nature to an organization where the stakeholders all function with the knowledge that decision making is fostered throughout the organization. At every level of a nonprofit, there are those who can incite change and inspire. Too often we neglect to foster these key players , to the detriment of the organization.
The right leaders for the job
The best leaders look beyond their individual aspirations in favor of the collective mission. They inspire others, draw on the best ideas of their team, and execute on the strategic plan. Leaders may emerge in a variety of ways and it becomes critical to identify the right people for the right roles. George & Associates can assess leadership needs within your organization, assist in implementing assessment tools, and foster the development of existing staff.
Properly trained leaders
One of the most important things a leader must do is to clearly communicate expectations to the organization. In addition a leader must establish a clear delineation of authority and responsibility for those tasked with achieving the desired results. Too often that is a critical step that is passed over. George & Associates can help organizations develop high performing teams focused on results consistent with the Strategic Plan.
Leaders must be equipped to handle a variety of situations within the organization. They need to be trained in everything from conflict resolution to budget management. Leaders should also possess a keen eye for fundraising and resource allocation so that the institution can pursue its goals without interruption. They need to be adept at contingency planning to improvise when actions steps are threatened by unforeseen circumstances. Fostering properly trained leaders at every level has vast effects on, staff morale, the ability to execute on the strategic plan, and the overall function of your nonprofit. George & Associates helps you train leaders who will enhance the effectiveness of your organization from the inside out.
“Tend to the people, and they will tend to the business.” – John C. Maxwell
· Executives understand their own leadership challenges more fully and take action
· Executives more clearly communicate expectations to the organization
· Management focus on results consistent with the strategic plan
· Teams work at high speed and achieve results
· Organizations achieve their goals quicker and more effectively