Monday, November 16, 2009

The Secret

In the parking lot after a meeting, I asked him for the secret to his long success at running his prosperous and innovative nonprofit organization. With his 30 years of leadership the nonprofit grew from a fitness organization with budget struggles to a leader in social programming and fitness with a budget of 90 million dollars.

What was his secret?

After looking carefully around us, perhaps to confirm that we were alone, he whispered, “Control the nominating committee.”

Dear Executive Director: Think twice about taking a job that doesn’t offer you this opportunity.

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