from Community Vitality Volume XIII Issue I Spring 2013, Ford Institute For Community Building
When we look to our communities for leadership, action and coalition building it is important for everyone to keep in mind that strengths take many forms.
“Men and women lead differently, with different strengths and different priorities. The Ford Institute for Community Building feels that rural communities are best served by tapping into all of these critical leadership traits.”
A diverse group almost always outperforms a homogenous (and potentially more capable group) by a substantial margin.
—Board Brief: Why Gender Diversity Matters The Jacquelyn and Gregory Zehner Foundation
segment from Eleanor’s Way:
You cannot avoid your share of personal challenges, difficulties, and disasters. It is how you handle them that will determine how your leadership develops.
Recognize and cultivate your capacity for resilience.
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