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Is your sense of urgency working for or against you?

Posted By Denise McMahan, CausePlanet, Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Due to the overextended and under-resourced nature of the nonprofit sector, it's easy to look around your organization and misdiagnose your busy staff and hyperactive meeting schedule as having a sense of urgency. A Sense of Urgency author, John Kotter, argues otherwise.

Is your urgency true or false? Organizations that are truly inspiring transformative change don't suffer from endless busy work; the employees have a sense of purpose, an emotional attachment to the aspirational goal and shed low-priority activities in pursuit of meaningful milestones that mark progress. The social sector is a breeding ground for these false diagnoses of urgency, and nonprofit leaders must ... Read more

 

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Tags:  A Sense of Urgency  CausePlanet  change management  John Kotter  leadership  Page to Practice 

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