Have you ever wanted to move up in your nonprofit, but seen that people with MBAs seemed to be getting the top jobs?
WHY IS THAT?
This post will tell you why. And what happens when people with no nonprofit experience try to do nonprofit executive level jobs.
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OK, Radical honesty time!
I’m not a catholic, but here’s my confession….
Have you ever known a boss or a person in management who just seemed to be there by luck, not by skill or management ability?
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Have you ever had a workplace so toxic, that you have to process everything that happens with your coworkers, excoriating the wrong-doers until you feel better?
Think about your old or current workplace.
How your emotions have gone from soaring hope to plunging despair in an instant.
How you kept asking yourself, why why am I going to this job that I hate?
Why can’t I find a new job that’s better?
Or even, “Why am I looking for a new job at all? All jobs are the same!”
You wonder what just happened. Perhaps you start to cry. Perhaps you yell back. Perhaps you start to search for another job. How can you prevent verbal attacks? How can you stop the verbal attacker in their tracks? How can you make them understand that they are not going to get the rise out of you that they want?
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Jamel Debbouze in Amelie
When I saw Amelie in 2001, I loved Jamel Debbouze’s character, Lucien. He overcame the barriers presented to him, and ended up running the fruit and vegetable stall where he had previously been abused and oppressed by the owner for being disabled and for being of a different race. It nearly made me cry, when he was being slapped by the manager. My emotional reaction was a hint that I needed to do something.