Your Secret Ingredient Is . . A Culture of Support
Cheerleader, Noticer of Strengths, Stabilizer
Congratulations on building a Culture of Support!
Your efforts are a critical element to ensuring your relationship with your team members is functioning in a strong and productive manner.
And speaking of strong relationships, you know that offering support by cheering one another on not only feels good, but sets the stage for success when you hold important conversations around constructive feedback and realignment.
How Do I Lead With Support?
Here are ways you’re most likely leading already, because they are tried and true methods for creating a Culture of Support.
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 Support, so why not amplify your recipe for success?
Noticing and acknowledging the strengths of your team - and sharing them out loud, both in private and public conversations and meetings
Listening and empathizing with what is happening for those on your team
Acknowledging growth and recognizing hard work
Reminding everyone of past progress and success
Creating collective annual goals, including organizational, professional and personal growth targets
Requiring professional development as part of working at your organization
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!