I woke up this morning thinking again that this third sector of ours needs to stop apologizing for the way it works and stop idealizing some fictitious “smarter than us” for-profit business and leadership model. Instead, we need to reclaim and boldly proclaim our unique way of seeing based on quality of life, a belief in public service and a philanthropic compass to guide our action. It’s time to take the high ground for the what, the why and the how of the work we do.
President-elect Barack Obama’s leadership philosophy seems like a sound one to me.
Today’s quote comes from author, activist and extraordinary woman,? Helen Keller, and is a reminder that we still need to reach for our grand vision, even in the most trying of times.
“One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.”
?Most of our problems upon this planet … Have been met and solved either partially or as a whole by experiment based on common sense and carried out with courage.? Frances Perkins
The people I love the best
jump into work head first
without dallying in the shallows
and swim off with sure strokes almost out of sight.
“If you do not speak up when it matters, when would it matter that you speak? The opposite of courage is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow. ” Jim Hightower