I had such a great time at Kellogg last night. Our class was on "Leadership" and we compared the tenets of good leadership in for-profits and nonprofits. It's wonderful to see the students really getting the differences and similarities. We talked about "Good to Great", "Leading Without Power", and "Execution: The Art of Getting Things Done" as well as the students' own ideas on good leadership.
At the end of the evening a consensus appeared: nonprofit leaders need to have a passion for mission, a superior ability to allocate resources, and, most importantly, personal integrity.
Sounds like a good set to me.
Then we talked about the U.S. Election. A vast majority of the class feel Bush will win, and that we won't know the results for at least a week.
Well, it will be interesting.