Leadership Keys

Leadership Keys

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“No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.”

Andrew Carnegie


Lead: Delegate, Motivate, and Appreciate

LINK: My Non-profit Journey: Successes I’ve Achieved (Sofia Crisp)

“For myself, I can say that I am ‘coachable’.  I am not afraid to say I don’t know something.  I’m willing to find the person, or people, who do have the knowledge or expertise required.  You might call this an ‘I don’t know now’ mindset.  To put it simply, as a situation presents itself I learn from others I’ve sought out”.

As Executive Director and Founder of Housing Consultants Group, Crisp demonstrates this Carnegie quote. Read More Leadership Keys: Lone Rangers Stumble

Leadership Keys

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Leadership Keys

Leadership Keys Starting a Non-profit

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Sofia S Crisp took time, in the last post, to share a recent Board Development success she and her Team achieved.  This achievement, however, would never have occurred if two earlier successes hadn’t happened.  The housing organization survived its first 5 years.  As well, Crisp’s visionary approach to training and educating her staff, and herself, stands as a noteworthy success.  These 2 successes laid the groundwork for the evolution of her non-profit’s Board.

In this Series, My Non-profit Journey: What I Wish I Knew When I Started, eight leadership wishes shared by Sofia Crisp with Your Outcomes Well will be explored.

  • Crisp is the Executive Director/Founder of Housing Consultants Group (HCG), Greensboro NC.
  • Her 3rd wish: Successes I’ve Achieved.  This blog post will focus on:
    • Team education and training
    • Surviving the early years

Read More My Non-profit Journey: Successes I’ve Achieved

Non-profit Leadership

8931832451_9720cff219_bIn growing a non-profit, a leader will encounter ‘the good, the bad, and the ugly’.   As long as they learn from challenges along the way, they’ll be well-positioned for better outcomes in the future.  In an effort to make the journey of others better, Sofia S Crisp took time, in the last 2 posts, to openly share some of her own non-profit journey challenges.  Her other purpose, in telling her story here, was making it clear that her organization “prevailed over every challenge it faced”.  It emerged as ‘a stronger organization’ she strongly feels.  She firmly believes that others can also overcome their challenges.  Ironically, the seeds of a non-profit leader’s future successes often lie in the challenges they’ve overcome.

In this Series, My Non-profit Journey: What I Wish I Knew When I Started, eight leadership wishes shared by Sofia Crisp with Your Outcomes Well will be explored.  In the last two posts we explored her second wish (Challenges I’ve Faced)

  • Crisp is the Executive Director/Founder of Housing Consultants Group (Greensboro NC).
  • Her 3rd wish: Successes I’ve AchievedBuilding a Better Board, to allow her organization to achieve better outcomes, is the topic of this blog post.

Read More My Non-profit Journey: Building the Right Board

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