Leadership

The job of leading a world-changing organization comes without a manual. Our free leadership and management guides solve this problem. We advocate participative leadership and management, Gandhi’s “Be the change,” Gallup’s putting people in positions where they excel and turning strengths into talents, conserve time for your own projects, plus much more.

The job of leading a world-changing organization comes without a manual. The same is true for managing world-changing staff and projects. Little is written about the best way to lead and manage world-changing companies, nonprofits, or public institutions.

We believe leading and managing these organizations requires different approaches than those for profit-driven companies because most:

  • Have broader missions and work on more complex problems.
  • Lack clear measures of success like profitability to guide strategy and evaluate performance.
  • Serve and rely on more diverse audiences than traditional organizations.
  • Employ more independent and unconventional people than traditional organizations.

We believe neither the prevailing plan-organize-lead-control nor the hands-off laissez-faire model found in many world-changing organizations is an effective way to lead and manage them.

As part of our mission to provide the best strategic planning, marketing, and management resources to world-changing organizations, we designed the first leadership and management systems for them.

Our leadership model is designed to help leaders turn their organizations into flywheels of success. It includes key elements of our strategic marketing and planning models so leaders can help their organizations better understand, engage, and satisfy the individuals and organizations that determine their success.

Our participative management model is built around five management themes that we believe are essential to world-changing success: clarity of mission and measures of success, talent, empowerment, teams, and performance.

Leadership—
Creating a
Flywheel of Success

Most leadership books are written for corporate leaders. We’ve found neither the prevailing plan-organize-lead-control model, nor the hands-off laissez-faire approach of many world-changing leaders, to be effective ways to lead a world-changing organization.
So we’ve designed a world-changing approach to leadership.

Our 60-page Leadership: Guide to Building a More Successful World-Changing Organization explains how to adapt your leadership style to your organization’s challenges and culture. It encourages you, in Gandhi’s words, to be the change, adopt a participative leadership style, and use world-changing planning and marketing strategies to boost your organization’s performance.

Management—
Building
High-Performance
Units and Teams

Most managers in world-changing organizations are expected to 1) manage complex programs, 2) supervise highly intelligent and independent staff, and 3) complete their own projects. So we developed a way to accomplish this amazing feat—and wrote the 25-page The Manager’s Survival Guide: Five Keys to Guiding World-Changing Projects and Staff on our participative approach to management.

It is built around five management themes essential to world-changing success: clarity of mission and measures of success, talent, empowerment, teams, and high performance. Our management approach empowers your staff, builds strong teams, and produces successful programs. And it frees you of time-consuming managerial duties, so you have more time to work on your own projects.