Organizations will often lose momentum when there is a singular focus on the short term. Organizations will also lose momentum when they are not clear about direction or the ability to express that direction with donors. As a donor, it is very hard to support potential growth, new opportunities, or even bigger impact if you don’t understand where the organization is going.
I also came across a passage in The Soul of Leadership: Unlocking Your Potential For Greatness by Deepak Chopra.
A successful visionary makes his or her manifest in the world. Invisible seeds planted in the silence of your deepest awareness become tangible, visible realities. As they unfold, you will manage their growth with passion and energy. Your purpose will be apparent to all.
The alignment of purpose and action allows us to generate a whole host of attributes, many of which are impossible to manufacture under false pretense. If I asked you to show me more authenticity right now, could you? I have yet to see this trick performed. The formula for authenticity might be expressed as: