From the Nonprofit Quarterly: Last year NPQ published an article by Dax-Devlon Ross titled “Generational Differences in Racial Equity Work” that really resonated with our readers. Increasingly, these differences are a dividing line in the work, especially in communities of color. We recently hosted a conversation with a few leaders of color working with this challenge, including […]
About Alexis Northrup
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While I am humbled to be the leader of a 30-million dollar a year plus Community Action Agency, I am also well prepared for the task. A black woman from poverty and public housing is probably the most equipped to run an organization whose objective is to serve and empower. The most important thing about […]
Friends, Ambiguity is the new normal – and this past year served as a reminder to live and lead adaptively. As the adage goes, change is the only constant; the pandemic necessitated leaders with flexibility, creativity, resilience, empathy, grace and lots of humor. As we close the year and transition to a new one, I […]
From the Harvard Business Review: “Despite the vast body of knowledge available to leaders on how to effect lasting, positive organizational change, too many executives continue reaching for the same comfortable levers that consistently miss the mark.” Read the article in HBR
BACKGROUND Five Frogs (FF) is an antiracist social impact organization driven by its mission to “build a powerful movement of diverse, representative leaders with the competencies, mindset, drive and relationships necessary to create lasting, positive change for an equitable Connecticut.” Its signature program, Leadership Development Roundtable (LDR) was launched in 2008 as a cohort experience […]
From Forbes: “Empathy has always been a critical skill for leaders, but it is taking on a new level of meaning and priority. Far from a soft approach it can drive significant business results.” Read the article in Forbes
From the Stanford Social Innovation Review: “A new framework identifies racial harms and other forms of discrimination in order to create work environments where everyone feels they belong.” Read the article in SSIR
From the Stanford Social Innovation Review: “When one door closes, another door opens.” So goes the popular adage. But if the door is a metaphor for access and opportunity, then an implicit truth of this adage is that a new door does not open for everyone.’” Read the article in SSIR
From the Nonprofit Quarterly: “Preventing burnout, just like promoting social justice goals, requires a dramatic shift of power and resources toward the hands of the people doing the work. Coping with burnout requires care, support, and investment, which are not adequately funded either inside or outside the nonprofit sector. We can do better.” Read the […]
This riddle gets at the heart of how we think about leadership:
Q: Five frogs are sitting on a log. Three decide to jump. How many are left?
A: Five. The frogs only decided to jump, they didn’t actually jump.
This riddle is about action. Leaders act. We leap, we learn, we leap again.