In this episode Mazarine Treyz interviews Sarah Oliveri about Power- and what’s REALLY holding you back at your organization- Are you unconsciously recreating 1600s structures without questioning them? What’s up with that?
2:00-Why nonprofits are asked to learn from businesses-but maybe THEY should be learning from US!
4:00- Back to the 1600s-how did boards used to operate? Versus now?
12:30 WOW THIS blew my mind-Boards don’t have consequences for making bad decisions!
16:00 What creates the power bottleneck at your organization
17:15 Mazarine does Puritan cosplay
20:30 A new structure for boards, confirming not approving?
30:00 Why we don’t give staff decision making power and why we should
38:30 You can help wealthy people by asking get…
39:45 Special message for consultants
40:58: How do you help people let go of power?
43:30 TOP quote of this episode: “By holding onto that power, you are causing yourself to be overworked, underpaid, and making a crappy impact at your nonprofit, and more people will suffer.”
44:10 My challenge to leaders listening to this podcast
45:10 Distribute DECISIONS not POWER Structure to start with
Guest Bio: Sarah Olivieri
Sarah Olivieri is a nonprofit business strategist, #1 International Best Selling author, former Executive Director and creator of the Impact Method™.
Sarah received her BA from the University of Chicago with a focus on globalization and its effect on marginalized cultures, and holds a master’s degree in Humanistic and Multicultural Education from SUNY New Paltz.
Sarah has over 17 years of nonprofit leadership experience. She was the co-founder of the Open Center for Autism, the Executive Director of the Helping of War Foundation, and co-author of Lesson Plan a la Carte: Integrated Planning for Students with Special Needs.
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