When Loyalty Kills

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Pretty much anything – even good things – used badly or to the extreme can damage or destroy your organization or career.  One of those top issues is misguided loyalty – or to be honest, even loyalty – period.  Loyalty is a wonderful trait, and most leaders want their team to be loyal. But be careful not to confuse “loyalty” for “competence.”  After all, how successful can you be when you have a loyal, but

The Ability to Deliver on Your Promises

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An important word on leadership in the non-profit sector has to do with your ability to deliver on your promise.  Whether you raise money for building water wells in Africa, pregnancy clinics in Cleveland, gang intervention in Los Angeles, or evangelism to Eastern Europe, you have to accomplish the mission for your organization to continue.