Your Secret Ingredient Is . . A Culture of Generosity
Empathetic, Positive Intention, Acceptance
Congratulations on building a Culture of Generosity!
Your efforts are crucial to creating an innovative and positive organization. What’s amazing is your willingness to recognize everyone on your team as growing and changing individuals.
Something really important to you is regularly providing space for your team members to reflect and understand what is going on around them.
(This improves their understanding of their roles in the organizational system, allows them to tap into opportunities they might otherwise miss and identify solutions that could have been overlooked.)
And you know what? This ultimately leads to better decisions and stronger leadership all around.
How Do I Lead With Generosity?
Here are ways you’re most likely leading already, because they are tried and true methods for creating a Culture of Generosity.
And hey . . if you notice something on this list that you’re not doing, try it out!
You already have the inclination towards building a Culture of Generosity, so why not amplify your recipe for success?
You consistently hold regular 1:1 meetings with a loose, non-judgmental agenda that allows time for team members to share what is going on in their roles and what challenges and successes they are facing
You listen with intention, reflection and deep attention
When you give feedback, you are intentional about crafting it kindly and start from a place of “let’s make this better together”
You share your honest reactions to situations and allow your team members to do the same
You pay attention, reflect and create ways to understand situations while you are going through them, not in hindsight
Your meetings have clear agendas, space for discussion and opportunities to acknowledge current realities and celebrate successes
What else might be helpful to add to your recipe for leadership success?
There are four leadership postures that successful nonprofit leaders incorporate into their cultures:
The beauty of these postures is that no matter the situation or skill level of the individuals involved, they are accessible and achievable for anyone willing to do the emotional work of being in productive, authentic relationships.
Check them out below and see what sounds good to you!
Hi, I'm Michele!
I’m an executive coach who focuses on helping ambitious nonprofit leaders amplify their intuition, insights and impact.
With 30+ experience leading, directing and volunteering at national and local non-profits, I know what it takes to run an organization from all sides.
Nonprofit work is inspiring and powerful. Yet, it can also be challenging.
Clients often come to me overwhelmed, isolated and facing unrealistic expectations. During our time together we are able to unravel what leadership skills are working for them - and what aren’t, expand their repertoire, and keep their passion alive so they thrive in their roles.
Let's stay connected, now that we’ve met!