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Direction, Alignment, Commitment: Achieving Better Results Through Leadership by Lynn Fick Cooper, Cynthia D McCauley

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STEP 1:ASSESS CURRENT LEVELS OF DIRECTION, ALIGNMENT, AND COMMITMENT IN THE GROUP

Let’s start by examining three groups struggling with DAC outcomes.

The board of a state-focused foundation whose mission is to improve the health of its underprivileged citizens is creating a new five-year strategic plan. As the board evaluates the impact of the foundation’s grants over the last five years, several board members express concerns that the foundation might be headed in the wrong direction. While some of the individual programs the foundation funds have resulted in impressive successes, the board hasn’t seen enough improvement on overall health indicators for the underprivileged. Every board member supports the foundation’s mission, and while the ...

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