September 21, 2020

Settling for False Consensus and People Being Nice

When do 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.

Many nonprofits create strategies that don’t help them and make them look unprofessional. This playlist,¬†7 Strategy Mistakes that Make Your Nonprofit Look Unprofessional, explores these common mistakes. Subscribe now so that you don’t miss out on any of these insights.

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?

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Karen Eber Davis

Karen Eber Davis provides customized advising and coaching around nonprofit strategy and board development. People leaders hire her to bring clarity to sticky situations, break through barriers that seem insurmountable, and align people for better futures. She is the author of 7 Nonprofit Income Streams and Let's Raise Nonprofit Millions Together.

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