This is a post about non-profit leadership.  I start my post with this 2 minute video from Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life.

This video sums up a situation that I have seen in nonprofits all too often.  Leaders see something they want and that is easily attainable.  Yet they are reluctant to pursue it because it might might with someone’s disapproval.  So they are slow to say what they want (notice that in the video only one soldier initially said he would like to do something other than march up and down the square).  I have seen this many times in churches, where the pastor will not move the community forward because a small vocal minority opposes doing so.

Btw, the title of this post is from a famous quote by Gandhi, who certainly understood the need to name what he and his group needed, even if it did not please everyone.



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