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Former Girl Scouts CEO Frances Hesselbein: 7 tips for nonprofit leaders: Non-Profit Quarterly
November 9, 2011; Source: Fortune | With a career that spans seventy years in the nonprofit sector and includes positions as a troop leader, state leader, and, ultimately, CEO of the Girl Scouts and CEO of the Leader to Leader Institute (formerly the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management), which she still holds at 96, it is no surprise that Frances Hesselbein has some clear thoughts on leadership. In a recent interview with Fortune she recalled how her incorporation of Drucker’s management principles drew the attention not only of the leadership of the Girl Scouts but also of Drucker himself, who later asked her to lead his own organization. Reflecting on her own career, Hesselbein emphasized the underlying importance of focus and vision, and shared seven additional lessons she figured out along the way...