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Each month, we publish a Leap of Reason Update to share insights, tools, and learning opportunities for those who are working to raise their performance.


“It’s Lonely Out Here”

I feel compelled to start this month’s update with my thanks to a growing group of organizations that are generously helping us learn from their experiences taking the “leap of reason.” In recent weeks, we have benefited greatly from site visits to Congreso de Latinos Unidos (Philadelphia) and Roca (Chelsea, MA). In the coming weeks, we’ll…


When I Muzzled Myself

Before I share some heartening examples of the ways that the Leap of Reason message is rippling out into new communities, I want to share a disheartening personal story that I hope will embolden others to be a strong voice of reason on the boards they serve. When I first stepped into the nonprofit sector, I…


Two Reviews that Made Us Leap

We had expected the last weeks of summer to be quiet, but they turned out to be anything but. In addition to endorsements from thought leaders Lucy Bernholz andBeth Kanter and a lot of requests for the book from organizations that are gearing up for fall planning sessions, Leap of Reason was reviewed in Businessweek.com…


A Best-Laid Plan That Might Actually Come to Pass

One year ago this week, a close colleague and I drafted a plan to “create a readable monograph that presents a compelling case for managing for impact, distribute it to the majority of nonprofit executives and boards with a predisposition to manage with rigor, and work to make the monograph a priority read for this…


Putting Leap of Reason in Great Company

The volume of high-quality, substantive feedback on Leap of Reason: Managing to Outcomes in an Era of Scarcity continues to surprise and impress us. Out of respect for your time, I’ll keep this communication short and offer just a few highlights from the past few weeks. If you have an appetite for more details on…