False consensus: You look unprofessional when you announce that as you planned your strategy everyone agreed with everything. Instead of expecting consensus, listen and generate as many future options as possible and explore their benefits and risks of each together.
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6. False Consensus | 7 Strategy Mistakes that Make Your Nonprofit Look Unprofessional Chapters
00:01 Introduction to this Series
00:07 Driving to Abilene for Ice Cream
00:39 Why Does Fake Consensus Matter When You Develop Strategy
00:59 How to Avoid Faux Consensus
01:14 Overcoming a Conflict, Client Example
01:50 Dig Beyond What Said to Understand Goals
02:19 Consensus Results from Discovery What People Want
02:34 How to Avoid this Strategy Development Mistake
02:58 Need More?
Karen Eber Davis Consulting guides executive directors and CEOs to generate the resources, boards, and support they need to make remarkable progress on their missions. As the award-winning thought-leader, advisor, and founding principal of Karen Eber Davis Consulting, Karen helps nonprofit leaders get answers, generate revenue, and grow their mission. Davis is known for her innovation and practicality based on her work with or visits to over 1,000 nonprofit organizations and her experience leading board and team events. She is the author of 7 Nonprofit Income Streams and Let's Raise Nonprofit Millions Together.