It takes many people to move a cause forward because every individual performance rests on the combined support of every employee, volunteer and donor. Charities need choirs not rockstars.
An outdoor adventure experience can be a profound metaphor for the process of navigating an organization in today's global business environment. Whether you are traversing a river, canoeing a lake or hiking in the back-country, an organized expedition can test your personal and professional competencies, create a deeper understanding of team dynamics and teach you strategies to navigate new and challenging environments.
Regardless of your organization's size, the Board of Directors can be more effective in setting strategic direction, mitigating risks, guiding executive leadership, mustering resources and providing responsible governance if they have proper leadership. Organizations with a robust, well executed selection and 'on-boarding' process can help elect the right Chair.