Leadership Lessons from the First 100 Episodes (Patton McDowell)April 2021
Reaching the 100-episode milestone on Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership was a wonderful journey thanks to incredible nonprofit leaders who were willing to share their wisdom and experiences with our listeners. Chris Delisio, our guest on episode #24 on the Path, offered to rejoin the show and interview me about the experience since the inaugural episode was published on National Philanthropy Day, November 21, 2019. Our discussion lifted up several dozen fantastic episodes and the leadership lessons each one produced. Three categories emerged: productivity and management tips, leadership and career development advice, and of course, the best book recommendations and resources our guests could offer.
"You listen to these amazing nonprofit leaders, and can't help but wonder how do they do their remarkable work with limited resources, staff and time (AND during a pandemic!)."
EPISODE TOPICS & RESOURCES
- Get your free Nonprofit Leadership Self-Assessment Tool and apply for a free registration in one of the next two Mastermind Cohorts! Click here for the application.
- Top Four Productivity Hacks: self-care routines including diet, sleep, exercise, meditation, reading and journaling; time-blocking and meeting management; Eating the Frog and methods of prioritization; and weekly review rituals
- Top Five Leadership Lessons: the value of mentors, the importance of lifelong learning plans, the distinction of nonprofit career stages; the importance of organizational culture; and the heightened awareness of race and equity.
TOP TEN BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS
- Michael Watkins' First 90 Days
- John Gardner's On Leadership
- Ibram Kendi's How To Be An Antiracist
- Liz Wiseman's Multipliers
- Doris Goodwin's Leadership in Turbulent Times
- Carol Dweck's Mindset
- Andrew Hollo's From Impossible to Possible
- Adam Grant's Think Again
- Keith Ferrazzi's Leading Without Authority
- Ron Schiller's The Chief Development Officer
Chris Delisio, Episode #24 : Leadership Development for the 3 Phases of Your Nonprofit
Mike Smith, Episode # 68 : The 3 "C's" of Nonprofit Leadership
Chris Carnie, Episode #76 : Fundraising During A Perfect Storm
Anna Dewar Gully, Episode #94 : Can Nonprofit Leaders Bring An Equity Lens to Their Strategic Planning?
Andrew Hollo, Episode #40 : What Do I Do With My Nonprofit's Strategic Plan?
Martyn Drake, Episode #82 : 4 Things They Don't Teach You About Nonprofit Leadership
Jason Lewis, Fundraising Talent Podcast
Dolph Goldenburg, Successful Nonprofits Podcast
Jenni Hargrave, Nonprofit Jenni Show
Rob Harter, Nonprofit Leadership Podcast
Mary Hiland, Inspired Nonprofit Leadership
Lea Williams, Episode #59 : 5 Keys to Leading Dynamic Virtual Meetings
Bob Carter, Episode #95 : Adapting Your Plan to Nonprofit Leadership
Kamber Parker, Episode #80 : How to Attract Young Professional Talent to Your Nonprofit
David Malloy, Episode #45 : Navigating the Nonprofit Leadership Journey
Elizabeth Hausler, Episode #84 : 4 Keys to Building A Global Nonprofit
Rhett Mabry, Episode #93 : Leadership Lessons from The Duke Endowment
Ben Mohler, Episode #92 : The 4 Stages of Nonprofit Leadership
Gail Bower, Episode #96 : Getting a Grip on Uncertainty as a Nonprofit Leader
Clay Hodges, Episode #16 : 4 Writing Practices for Nonprofit Success
Tina Postel, Episode #42 : Challenging the Nonprofit Status Quo
Michael Ward, Episode #41 : Dealing with Adversity as a Nonprofit Leader
Alison Singer, Episode #55 : Recalibrating Your Fundraising Strategy as a Nonprofit Leader
Curtis Drafton, Episode #50 : Elevating A Cause Through Nonprofit Leadership
Jay Dowd, Episode #61 : 4 Ways to Advance Your Nonprofit Career
Katherine Lambert, Episode #17 : How Do You Move from Manager to Senior Leader at Your Nonprofit?
Tiffany Capers, Episode #92 : Hiring Talent and Sharpening Your Nonprofit Leadership Skills
Michelle Hamilton, Episode #6 : Navigating Your Nonprofit Career & Creating Positive Workplace Culture
Stamie Despo, Episode #27 : Building A Culture of Philanthropy at Your Nonprofit
Sally Loftis, Episode #64 : How Can We Address Compensation Gaps in the Nonprofit Sector?
Joanne Beam, Episode #22 : Essential Skills for Nonprofit Fundraising Success
Will Jones, Episode #18 : How Do You Blend For-Profit and Nonprofit Leadership Lessons?
Kristin Beck, Episode #31 : Making the Jump: Corporate America to Nonprofit Executive
Tina Admans, Episode #36 : Fortune 500 to Nonprofit Founder & CEO
Valerie Williams, Episode #73 : What Nonprofit Leaders Must Do to Support Their Teams
Valaida Fullwood, Episode #52 : Celebrating Black Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership
Kishshana Palmer, Episode #38 : The Secret Lives of Nonprofit Leaders
Jim Taylor, Episode #35 : Vital Resources from BoardSource
Lisa Baxter, Episode #57 : Bringing Authenticity to Nonprofit Leadership
Penny Hawkins, Episode #3 : Maximizing the Talent of Women in the Nonprofit Sector
Penny Hawkins, Episode #69 : National Philanthropy Day: 3 Lessons for Every Nonprofit Leader
Mike Blackwelder, Episode #5 : New to Nonprofit? 5 Ways to Hit the Ground Running
Mike Blackwelder, Episode #29 : Agile Nonprofit Leadership During the COVID-19 Crisis
Don Jonas, Episode #8 : Leadership Lessons & Telling Your Nonprofit Story
Shannon Hinson, Episode #7 : Know Your Numbers: Maximizing Data for Nonprofit Success
Alicia Winckler & Alan Mather, Episode #79 : Is Co-Leadership Right for Your Nonprofit?
Karen Lee, Episode #83 : Maximizing Advocacy to Fulfill Your Mission