The Curse of Perfectionism Holding Your Nonprofit Back


In this insightful episode, Brooke delves into a common yet often unrecognized challenge that can silently hinder an organization’s progress. Likening it to a “shape-shifting snake in the grass,” she sheds light on the subtle ways this challenge can manifest and impede growth. Get ready to learn how to identify these hidden issues and develop robust systems to overcome them, ensuring your organization continues to advance even amidst uncertainty.

What Listeners Will Learn:

  1. Identifying the various forms of common, yet hidden challenges in organizations.
  2. The critical balance between planning and action to navigate these challenges.
  3. Strategies for crafting an effective organizational “operating system” to maintain progress.

Key Takeaways:

  • Insight into recognizing the subtle challenges that may be affecting your organization.
  • Understanding the importance of balancing planning with actionable steps.
  • Tips for creating a resilient organizational structure that combats these hidden issues.
  • Techniques to foster a proactive approach in identifying and addressing internal challenges.
  • Guidance on designing systems that support continuous growth and adaptability.

Step-by-Step Process:

  1. Identify Hidden Challenges: Learn how to spot subtle issues that may be impacting your organization.
  2. Balance Planning and Action: Understand the importance of this balance to navigate challenges effectively.
  3. Designing an Operating System: Steps to create a system that supports continuous progress and adaptability.

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