There are many reasons why developing high-performance organizations and leaders is not a priority within the social and public sectors. Sure, there’s little money coming from funders to support it. Yes, there’s a shortage of know-how—best practices, products, consultants—to help get organizations started on the right path. But these may not be the biggest gating factors.
Too many of us—especially us funders—need a boost of courage to face the facts. Are we really willing to hold the mirror up? Or are we afraid we’ll learn that what we’re doing or funding isn’t as good as we’ve led people, or even ourselves, to believe? Might the data tell us things we don’t want to hear because it doesn’t support or runs counter to our aspirations?
Via W. Robert de Jongh