Your Secret Ingredient Is . . A Culture of Safety
Respectful, Proactive, Values Driven
Congratulations on building a Culture of Safety!
Your efforts are the base of a healthy and sustainable future for your team and organization.
Speaking of your team, you trust them and know that the actions they take are done in the best interest of the organization.
Whether they succeed or not, you are able to accept and handle the consequences with grace and keep moving forward towards your strategic goals. As long as you are taking steps towards client and community impact, then everything can be put into perspective.
How Do I Lead With Safety?
Here are ways you’re most likely leading already, because they are tried and true methods for creating a Culture of Safety.
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 Safety, so why not amplify your recipe for success?
You don’t shy away from holding tension and starting difficult conversations at the office
For you, humanity comes before anything else and you respect the boundaries and well-being of your team
You model vulnerability by asking for what you need when you feel it isn’t being given
You proactively stand up to abuse or demeaning language, while allowing for open and honest communication
You walk the walk by backing up tense and challenging conversations with decisive action
You encourage your team to take risks and accept mistakes. After all, they are a step on the path to reaching the organization’s strategic goals
What else might be helpful to add to your recipe for leadership success?
There are four leadership postures that successful nonprofit executive directors 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!