“If the leaders of organizations give their people something to believe in, if they offer their people a challenge that outsizes their resources but not their intellect, the people will give everything they’ve got to solve the problem.”
I just finished reading Simon Sinek’s latest book, Leaders Eat Last:Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t, and the quote above jumped out at me. To me it captures much of why working among fundraisers and with world-changing organizations is so personally satisfying.
Every day in my work I come into contact with people who are giving everything they’ve got to solve a problem. Every time I go to a client meeting or an industry conference, I get to hang out with people who are putting their hearts and minds fully into work they believe in. These are our people!
So thank you, all of you wonderful, dedicated, passionate, hard-working clients and colleagues and friends. It’s a pleasure working alongside you.
– Posted by Lisa Swayze