You Don’t Have to Be CEO to Be a Visionary Leader
April 4, 2019
Harvard Business Review
"The transformation of the United Way in the early 2000s provides another example of bottom-up visioning....The community impact vision eventually adopted by the national board was the culmination of experiments with more human service visions and strategies in different mid-size cities across the country. Over the course of several years, these were consolidated, refined, and institutionalized (in the form of a new set of “standards of excellence” for achieving impact in health, education, and income for the communities of the broad membership)—and the process was praised for its embrace of local innovation and knowledge instead of top-down mandate."