Tag Archives: Vision

Nonprofit Leaders vs. For-Profit Leaders

Are leaders in the nonprofit sector fundamentally different from those who lead for-profits? According to most of the nonprofit fundraisers we spoke with, the similarities are much greater than the differences.

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Robert J. Allison: A Great Leader "Sees a Way to Get There"

What makes a great leader? Robert J. Allison, chair of the History Department at Suffolk University, says it’s the ability to see where people need to go – and the wisdom to figure out a way to get there.

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Ann Chao: When Idea Meets Execution

Ann Chao, CEO and co-founder of Sonation, Inc., a music technology company, says that great ideas, by themselves, are not enough: innovators need to be able to execute as well. Being able to identify with your target audience is pretty important, too.

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Chris Colbert: On Leadership and Innovation

Chris Colbert, director of programming at the Harvard Innovation Lab, with a nod to the genius of Thomas Edison, argues that leadership and innovation are closely related qualities.

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Elyse Cherry: There’s No Substitute for a Good Business Model

Elyse Cherry, CEO of Boston Community Capital, a non-profit community development financial institution, says that passion and a sense of mission are important in the nonprofit world – but so is good business sense.

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Ann Chao: The Greatest Barriers to Innovation

Ann Chao, CEO and co-founder of Sonation, Inc., a music technology company, says that innovators need to overcome the tendency of businesspeople and investors to stick with the tried and true, and get them to step outside their comfort zones.

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Elyse Cherry: On the Qualities of Leadership

Elyse Cherry, CEO of Boston Community Capital, a non-profit community development financial institution, argues that the qualities that define leadership in the nonprofit world are the same as those for successful leaders in the for-profit world.

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