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What Is the Key Predictor of Your Success as a Leader

Personality tests have existed for centuries, yet many leaders are still surprised by how insightful and beneficial understanding your personality type can be to the work you want to accomplish. 

Ian Morgan Cron, speaker, author, and pioneer in the contemporary Enneagram movement

Rob’s guest today is Ian Morgan Cron, speaker, author, and pioneer in the contemporary Enneagram movement. His book “The Road Back to You” is perfect for those interested in learning more about the typology of the nine interconnected, personality types of the Enneagram tool. 

Ian has worked with a variety of companies and leaders both in and out of the nonprofit space, and consistently sees the need for building soft skills like empathy and compassion. He explains why meaningful work matters and how a strong leader understands not only their own strengths, but also where they require support and balance. Most importantly, Ian shares why self-awareness is the ultimate key to successful leadership, no matter your personality type! 

Links to Resources:

The Road Back to You

iEQ9 Online Test

Ian Morgan Cron: Website | Typology Podcast | True You Course 

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Is Your Leadership Culture Stifling or Encouraging Progress and Innovation?

When was the last time you evaluated your leadership culture? Every organization has a culture, a “DNA” that is unique to that organization. Typically, most experts say that the CEO or Executive Director of a nonprofit has a disproportionate impact on the culture of their organization.

John Lehr, President & CEO of the Parkinson’s Foundation

Rob’s guest today is John Lehr, President and CEO of the Parkinson’s Foundation. John has over twenty years of experience in nonprofit fundraising and management experience, specifically in the voluntary healthcare and medical research sectors. He has watched multiple organizations adapt their programs both before and after COVID by finding innovative ways to carry on.    

John explains why leaders must focus on excellence over perfection and why unity should be a top priority. He understands leaders must find a delicate balance between skepticism, realism, and optimism, and recalls his favorite examples of successful leadership. John also shares the benefit of diversifying your revenue streams and fundraising campaigns, and the value of listening to your community to ensure you’re in alignment with what they truly need.     

Links to Resources:

Parkinson’s Foundation

Parkinson’s Helpline: 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636)

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What Does Magic Have to Do With Nonprofit Leadership?

Imagination, storytelling and living with a sense of wonder may not be the first skills that come to mind when describing a nonprofit leader. However, a leader that leverages all three of these unique elements might just be what’s needed to turn a nonprofit’s dream into a reality.   

Harris III, illusionist & storyteller

Rob’s guest today is Harris III, a professional illusionist and storyteller, who has performed for more than two million people on five continents. After becoming a millionaire at 21 and losing it all by the age of 22, Harris began his decade-long journey to understand the stories we tell ourselves and how they drive our behavior. Today, his live experiences, training, and consulting is sought out by numerous brands, nonprofits and influential leaders. 

Harris explains what surprised him the most from his personal experiences and what led him to realize that wonder is both powerful and contagious. He talks about how the same deception used in magic tricks is actually the root of the deceptive stories we often tell ourselves that keep us from living with wonder and using our imagination in a hopeful way. Thankfully, Harris details the 3 biggest lies to avoid and how leaders can recapture wonder and lead with hope.     

Links to Resources:

Harris III

The Wonder Switch

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How Has COVID Impacted Global Nonprofits, Particularly Those Serving Refugees?

The current Pandemic has certainly affected all of us, but there’s no denying that it has affected nonprofits quite deeply, throwing into question how foundations can best support them.

Steve Gumaer, founder and president of the global NGO Partners Relief and Development

Rob’s guest today is Steve Gumaer, the founder and president of the global NGO Partners Relief and Development. For decades, Steve has served women, children, and families in impoverished, war-torn areas all over the world. Partners is working to address the ongoing global issues of food shortages, human trafficking, COVID19 and more by providing resources in areas of conflict, specifically where children are highly susceptible to poverty and hunger.

Steve shares the “why” behind Partners’ mission and how it all started with a promise to one little girl, which then grew into an organization dedicated to helping children trapped by circumstances out of their control. He explains how COVID19 created a challenging shift from providing face-to-face services to offering only online support meetings, and other ways Partners is adapting to provide sustainability for education and healthcare to those who need it most. Steve believes that being personable and grateful as a leader is more important now than ever.

Links to Resources:

Partners Relief & Development: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

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How have the giving priorities of the Walton Family Foundation and other large Foundations changed because of COVID-19?

The current Pandemic has certainly affected all of us, but there’s no denying that it has affected nonprofits quite deeply, throwing into question how foundations can best support them.

Caryl Stern, Executive
Director of the Walton
Family Foundation

Rob’s guest today is Caryl Stern, Executive Director of the Walton Family Foundation. Previously, Caryl worked for 14 years at UNICEF seeking funding and recently transferred to “the other side of the desk” where she manages giving out funding. The Walton Family Foundation, which is dedicated to providing opportunities for people and communities especially through K-12 education and the environment, has been trying to support its grantees throughout COVID by truly listening to their needs.

Caryl discusses what she’s learned during the Pandemic, including that it’s important for organizations to remember to stay in their lane to do what they do best, and then help support others in doing what they do best. Nonprofits and the organizations that support them need to retool some of their fundraising and fund-giving strategies due to the Pandemic, especially because so much of fundraising is about relationships, which are trickier to maintain right now over Zoom. Humor, optimism, and going the extra mile to ask how folks are doing has proven key!

Links to Resources:

Walton Family Foundation: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Echelon Insights

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