Leading From Behind In Philanthropy

Keystone Chief Executive David Bonbright’s monthly blog with advice for philanthropists, Mutual Accountability, is published by Giving Compass, a leading US philanthropy support platform. Here’s a re-post of his May 2019 contribution.

Leading From Behind In Philanthropy

Nelson Mandel writes in his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, that a good leader “… stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.” Elsewhere he notes, “You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.”  Continue reading…

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