Organizational Leadership for Non-profit Organizations
Passaic County Community College Fall 2002
First Class: “Leadership Planning” November 2, 2002 © 2002 WF Cobb Truthbase.net
Non-profit organizations require the highest levels of motivating and transforming leadership for a group to survive and thrive. Take away the authority to shoot or fire their followers and most military and corporate leaders would fail. So how can a leader know where to go and how to get others to want to go there? How can a leader overcome improbable odds and succeed in “impossible” missions? By using the four universal tools of management: Planning; Organization/Staffing; Supervision/Direction; Evaluation/Control.
I. Planning: Starts with evaluation, that results in an achievable vision, which becomes owned by motivated individuals, as they embrace their part in the plan.
1. Participants will write an organizational mission statement
2. and identify their top priority needs for accomplishing it (using a Project Planner)
Management vs Leadership (defining and selling the vision) [generate, communicate and sustain commonality of purpose]
Authority & Influence:
Leadership Tasks Overview: POSE
Plan (based upon evaluation and input)
Vision: What do you what to do and why? What cost are you willing to pay? Why should others follow you?
Purpose/Mission/Vision Statements: Why professional football?
Objectives: general direction - Win as many games as possible
Goals: Specific, Measurable, Activating (specifies the action to take), Realistic, Transforming (changes the situation/gets the job done)
Project Planner: (see handout - you may copy for your own use)
Corporate change cycle; pioneers/innovators 5%....early adopters and settlers 10%....positive mass 35%...negative mass 35%....reluctant dragons 10%...people to bury 5%
Top Time wasters/savers (see handout)
Initial Evaluation Criteria
HOMEWORK: Write a mission statement for your organization, outlining your purpose and the means by which you will achieve it.
a Project Planner for a problem or opportunity you face in fulfilling your mission.
List at least three objectives and a couple of goals under each objective for your organization.
Write out and prioritize a list of your needs for achieving your goals.
Hand in at start of class. For help Bcobbweb@yahoo.com.