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2013 marks the Institute's twenty-third year providing free leadership resources to leaders in all sectors. Your stories of personal transformation have inspired us to continue our work to strengthen leadership in every sector.
In 1990, when we began, we were interviewed by Fred Andrews of the New York Times. The title of Mr. Andrew's article was IDEAS INTO ACTION; "Thinking Great Thoughts Without Great Money," and as I mentioned in the article, ''We are an anomaly, we deal only in intellectual capital."
Recently, WNYC public radio hosted their pledge drive. The host asked his listeners, "Are you the type of person who supports the causes you believe in?" It was a revealing moment - one that has been exuberantly answered by the many Institute thought leaders and partners who have contributed to our publications, our programs, our mission.
This year, we look forward to working with new great partners in all three sectors to continue to offer our leadership resources to a global audience.
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Rashawnda Wiliams, the innovative nonprofit 826DC’s Young Writer-in-Residence, interviews Rotimi Babatunde, a Nigerian writer, poet, and playwright. Be inspired.
Discuss how philanthropy has empowered women throughout history Marian Z. Stern, Principal, Projects in Philanthropy, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at NYU's Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising will host a conversation about how women's philanthropy has benefited not just women but also children, families and–ultimately–entire communities.
How are nonprofit leaders managing the unexpected? Join keynote United Way New York President and CEO Sheena Wright who will share insights about nonprofit resilience and lessons learned from Sandy recovery efforts.
Nonprofit Rockstar Tour Rosetta Thurman and Trista Harris' free, monthly teleseminar series covers a variety of topics in nonprofit career and leadership development. Join their next discussion, "Fall Back in Love with Your Nonprofit Job: How to Get Re-Inspired, Become More Productive and Create a Life Beyond Work."
Explore the Being a Leader LIVE! Webinar Replay, now published. Global leaders discuss Developing an Under-Thirty Mindset, the TOP Attributes for the Global Leader and Reflections from the "Frontlines" of Leadership.
PROFILE IN INNOVATION: An update from our archives! ECHOING GREEN
Each month, we profile innovative sources—a person, organization, service or program—to inspire and inform our network.
The last time we interviewed Echoing Green (in 2009) we spoke to Lara Galinsky, Senior Vice President of Echoing Green, who described the "moment of obligation" that incited successful leaders at General Atlantic, a private firm focusing on venture capitalism, to create Echoing Green, which invests seed funding to social entrepreneurs with new and innovative ideas for solving critical social problems.
As we learned, instead of concentrating on any specific program areas, Echoing Green welcomes and supports any idea that is new, visionary, and addresses the root causes of societal challenges. This flexibility has allowed Echoing Green to support and respond to shifts and trends.
Wondering what the organization was working on in 2013, we wanted to revisit the work of this innovative organization.
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Recommended Reading: Leaders in Action Q&A
To expand the Institute's leadership resources, we have created Leaders in Action Q&A. Each month, Institute partner Jason Womack will interview a leader who inspires great ethical leadership.
To kick off this series, Frances Hesselbein interviews the interviewer - Jason Womack.
Frances Hesselbein: Jason says leadership is about more than just getting other people to follow; anyone with a loud voice could do that. In my time with Jason, he revealed his belief that values-based leadership means you make and keep promises, building a strong foundation of belief and trust for emerging leaders around you.
FH: Jason, I believe you are one of the great thought leaders of our time. During many meetings with Peter Drucker, I heard him say, "I just look out the window and see what's visible, but not yet seen." When you look out the window, what do you see?
Jason Womack: Frances, as you've mentored me, I've heard you say, "In today's world and in our own country, we have the lowest level of trust, and the highest level of cynicism and we seem to have forgotten civil discourse in a civil society." What do I see? I see many people wondering who is going to make things better while simultaneously I see that a few leaders are stepping into the spotlight and that is making "all the difference in our world."
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"He was always leading from the front. If there was a fire, if there was a hostage situation, Ed Koch was there, showing the people of the city that the mayor was concerned, the mayor was interested, the mayor was involved, the mayor empathized."
Rudy Giuliani, on what he learned from Ed Koch
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