Author: Eric Douglas

Eric Douglas is the senior partner and founder of Leading Resources Inc., a consulting firm that focuses on developing high-performing organizations. For more than 20 years, Eric has successfully helped a wide array of government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and corporations achieve breakthroughs in performance. His new book The Leadership Equation helps leaders achieve strategic clarity, manage change effectively, and build a leadership culture.

Building Focus and Trust in Virtual Teams

As teams migrate more of their work to a permanent hybrid state, where people work both virtually and in person, it’s critical to think about what team leaders can do to assure the success of their teams. In this article, we want to zero in on the importance of building focus and trust. Download the …

Nonprofit Board Best Practices

Five Best Practices of Non-Profit Boards (and 5 Lessons Learned)

Diversity, inclusion, equity, transparency, cybersecurity, digital transformation—as the list of Board issues continues to rise, the importance of good governance fundamentals cannot be overlooked. In my experience working with non-profit boards for more than 25 years, there are five best practices of high-performing boards that should be at the core of every Board’s understanding. Download …

Nonprofit Board Best Practices

Two Crucial Decisions for Non-Profit Boards

In this article, we’re going to highlight two important decisions that can throw a Board into turmoil – along with some tips on how to navigate them. The life of a non-profit Board typically follows a somewhat predictable rhythm where Board meetings consist of reports from committees and staff, along with discussions about fundraising goals, …

Issue Mapping: Solving Tough Organizational Problems

Leaders can brainstorm effective approaches to solving these kinds of difficult issues by using this issue mapping tool.

strategic planning questions

Three Strategic Planning Questions That Everyone Should Ask

Everyone’s heard of SWOT analyses – or variants thereof. But what are the questions you really need to ask yourself if you’re thinking strategically? Here are three key strategic planning questions: First, are we clear on our purpose and our bigger “why? Whether you’re a private company, a not-for-profit, a public corporation, or a government …

CEOs Discuss the Challenges and Opportunities of Leading at a Distance

LRI’s founder, Eric Douglas, has been engaging in a series of podcast interviews with CEOs/executive directors to learn what they are learning during this time. Here are the top takeaways: The lack of predictability is without precedent in our lifetimes. Leaders are surprised by how quickly their managers and employees adapted. You have to make decisions quickly, sometimes …