|The delicate balance of power and tall grass prairie, 7 Paths #100, January 18, 2007|
Leading a nonprofit organization is a delicate balance of personalities and performance, values and vulnerability, commitment and creativity, power and humility.
McOmie’s installation seemed to me to be a perfect metaphor for leading a nonprofit. McComia created a work of art out of an abandoned chicken coop, dried weeds, fallen branches, and broken bits of wood. Nonprofits often work with people who have been abandoned, neglected, and are on the margins of society.
Wisdom for the week: Humble hierarchy leaders create space and balance in which the unlikeliest of folks thrive.