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Me, A Tyrant?

Some non-profit directors want the hands and the hearts of a board, but not so much their brains. (Continuing our discussion of this week’s interview with Rodney Walker.)

We love the funds they raise, the connections they provide, and the muscle they bring to our projects. But when it comes to our own accountability to perform or soliciting input on core values and strategic direction, we too often give our boards the straight-arm treatment.

Especially if we founded the non-profit, it can feel horrible when the circle of support closest to us disagrees or pushes back.

What might an appropriate posture of humility, respect and collaboration look like that does not involve betraying our passion or leadership responsibility? Think with me.

Here's My Thought...

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