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If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now: Leadership in Healthcare Philanthopy


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Learning as we go is often how our sector views leadership development. But what if that wasn't so? What if you could learn core leadership traits that would help you hit it out of the park on a day to day basis and develop a career that you're proud of over the long term? By studying leadership over the past 15 years, I've distilled core leadership skills down to 10 basic personal traits that can be identified, learned, strengthened, and mastered.

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If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now: Leadership in Healthcare Philanthopy

  1. 1. If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now: Essential Leadership Traits in Healthcare Philanthropy Veronica Carroll, MBA CFRE
  2. 2. Agenda Background Leadership – Models and Styles Identifying your leadership style strengths & where you need to develop Leadership Traits Bringing it all together
  3. 3. Background • Leadership - a preoccupation • 25+ years in non-profit sector • Worked at 8 non-profits – global, national, provincial, regional and community • 11 transitions into new roles • 5 organizational leadership roles
  4. 4. Leadership Presentations ng-and-nurturing-leadership-within-the-organization canada-conference-2013 tion-convene coaching-connection-ahp-presentation
  5. 5. Good Leadership is Essential All the positive benefits of having a good leader It makes good business sense Leadership succession – hot topic Younger leaders interested in new ways to structure work – shared leadership and participatory structures Leadership tenure/Leadership burnout Leadership deficit - baby boom deficit cannot be filled by gen X The challenge to attract and retain talent Scarcity of resources
  6. 6. Leadership Models Authentic Leadership Level 5 Leadership Fierce Leadership Coaching in Leadership
  7. 7. Authentic Leadership • “The challenge is to understand ourselves well enough to discover where we can use our leadership gifts to serve others.” • Understand your personal narrative • Need to devote yourself to personal growth “Like elite athletes, you must devote yourself to a lifetime of realizing your potential”. * Bill George, Peter Sims, Andrew N. McLean and Diana Mayer
  8. 8. Level 5 Leadership • Based on work around Good to Great • A leader in whom genuine personal humility blends with intense professional will • A Level 5 Leader is a study in duality: • Modest and willful • Shy and fearless • Ambition not for themselves but for the organization * Jim Collins
  9. 9. Fierce Leadership • “A Fierce Leader commits to a way of life, not a business strategy.” Susan Scott • Feedback rich, on-going personal growth, culture of passionate engagement, sharing resources, collaborating, open, transparent, respectful culture, shared values and ethics guide decisions, and shared enthusiasm for agility and original thinking * Susan Scott
  10. 10. Coaching in Leadership • Mindset – Believing in Others, Being Curious, Managing Needs, Earning Trust and Showing Respect, and Staying Connected • Skills – Listening, Inquiring, Giving Feedback, and Sharing • Framework – Clarify the focus, Identify the Goal, Develop Solutions, and Create Accountability
  11. 11. Top 10 leadership qualities 1. Honesty 2. Confidence 3. Positivity 4. Creativity 5. Humility
  12. 12. Top 10 leadership qualities 6. Courageous 7. Visionary 8. Communicator 9. Team player 10. Focused
  13. 13. Questions: Identify one or two demanding experiences from your past and think about what happened in regards to: intention integrity Trust Identify a time when you had to engage a group of people and develop a shared meaning Identify a time when you had to exercise a clear, distinctive and compelling voice Think about a time when you had to exercise your personal values/principles
  14. 14. Identifying your strengths and your growth edges The most important skill to develop is self- awareness Identify tasks and activities that inspire you to be your best – when you feel most invigorated Identify activities when you feel the most uncomfortable and the most challenged personally
  15. 15. Conclusion
  16. 16. Thank you! Where you can find me: CarrollVcarroll – Twitter Linkedin Vmcarroll - Instagram
  17. 17. Resources Fierce Conversations, Susan Scott Fierce Leadership, Susan Scott Coaching Skills For Nonprofit Managers and Leaders, Judith Wilson & Michelle Gislason The Path, Creating Your Mission Statement For Work and For Life, Laurie Beth Jones Difficult Conversations, How to Discuss What Matters Most, Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton & Sheila Heen
  18. 18. The Pause Principle, Step Back to Lead Forward, Kevin Cashman The Power of Habit, Why We Do What We Do In Life and Business, Charles Duhigg Mother’s Pearls, 27 Aha Moments of Realization, Kevin J. Cottam You Already Know How To Be Great, A Simple Way to Remove Interference and Unlock Your Greatest Potential, Alan Fine with Rebecca R. Merrill Resources