Exploring Leadership in Nonprofits. Goals for the afternoon. Gain an understanding of the model in The Leadership Challenge and its component parts Introduce another contemporary way of exploring leadership: “emotional intelligence” Apply these to our nonprofit settings and experiences
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“The danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it but that it is too low and we reach it.”
Please turn to the Emerging Nonprofit Leaders, “Suggested Group Commitments” handout in section 1 of your notebook
“the art of mobilizing others to want to struggle for shared aspirations.”
Review the handout describing the 5 practices. Please discuss:
1. Learn about your leadership style through:
2. Identify key strengths and areas for growth
3. Develop an action plan that uses your strengths as a means of attaining your performance enhancement goals
360 feedback (aka multi-rater feedback) refers to the information gathered about your leadership from multiple sources.
Please return in 15 minutes.
“If your emotional abilities aren\'t in hand, if you don\'t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can\'t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.”
“I do not believe that what happened divided us into winners and losers; instead, I believe that the University of Virginia will be the winner. But it will also be necessary for us to pursue reconciliation with those with whom we differed, to repair relationships that have frayed, and always to let civility replace hostility. To the extent that I am able, I will lead this effort by example.”
~ Terry Sullivan, UVA President,
Letter to faculty, July 2012
Recent examples of EQ in action“great leadership works through the emotions…leaders with social skill build rapport with others to move them in desired directions”