Category Archives: Organizational Leadership

Master Organizational Culture

I help leaders convert seriously problematic cultures to energized and focused cultures that allow the organizations to fulfill their missions.  Does your organization attract and retain the best leaders and employees? Do people in your organization tend to support each other’s success? Does … Continue reading

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Master Outcomes and Impact

Do you need to strengthen your outcomes planning or implementation? Do you have effective mechanisms for evaluating whether your strategies and activities are indeed producing the desired impact? Does everyone involved with your mission have a shared vision about desired impact? … Continue reading

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Use Planning to build Leadership Capacity

This post identifies opportunities for using a planning process to build alignment between leaders and strengthen your leadership team. Continue reading

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Use Planning to build Leadership Alignment

Planning processes can be used to build leadership alignment and capacity. Think of planning as something you do throughout the year, not just at the annual strategic planning retreat! This post identifies some good opportunities for using planning, and describes the difference intentional planning can make for building an effective leadership team. Continue reading

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Mission-Based Leaders must Avoid a Scarcity Mentality

by Dr. Ginny Trierweiler, the Mission-Based Leader’s Coach A scarcity mindset can doom an organization—in at least 3 ways.  Mission-based leaders, such as Program Directors, Executive Directors, Operations Directors, and Board members, must guard against perpetuating such a mindset, as … Continue reading

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Getting Smart about Planning

What is INTELLIGENT PLANNING? by Dr. Ginny Trierweiler, the Mission-Based Leader’s Coach Planning processes are not one-size-fits-all. Maybe you are planning to complete a successful grant proposal over the next 5 weeks, or to hire a new Vice President for … Continue reading

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Use Intelligent Planning to Support Leadership Alignment

When seeking ways to better align your leadership team, consider engaging in a thoughtful planning process. Continue reading

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What Difference do Managers Make for Your Mission?

  INVEST IN MANAGERS TO BETTER FULFILL YOUR MISSION— By Ginny Trierweiler, Ph.D., the Mission-Based Leadership Coach   Nonprofit organizations exist to change the world—to strengthen the community and improve the lives of the people in the community.  But things … Continue reading

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Respect Distinct Roles and Responsibilities

Everyone wants to be clear what their job is! It’s difficult to be successful if you’re not clear. And, while it’s not desirable to be overly rigid about it, if you want to build a great, high-performing leadership team, it is definitely important to achieve clarity of roles and responsibilities– and to respect boundaries and authorities. Continue reading

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The First Step to Building a High Performing Leadership Team

It is neither easy nor common to build a dynamic, united leadership team in which leaders lead in the same direction and even amplify each other’s efforts. It all starts with hiring and promoting the right leaders… Continue reading

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