Leadership and the Surprising Gift of Doubt

Leadership and the Surprising Gift of Doubt

By on Nov 10, 2022


For the past 10 years, the Blackbaud Institute Index has tracked year-over-year trends in philanthropy and annual giving statistics—with the goal of empowering organizations to know their sector and raise more, faster. Over this time, the Index has grown to track over $40 billion from over 8,400 organizations in the United States!

To celebrate we’ve invited some of our most trusted advisors, industry experts, and friendly faces to lead virtual fireside chats, podcast episodes, and more. Today’s episode of the sgENGAGE podcast features a conversation between Blackbaud Institute managing director, Ashley Thompson, and leadership expert and coach Marc Pitman. Marc helps high performers keep their edge, emerging leaders maintain their momentum, new leaders confront the demands of their position, and established leaders find fresh strategies. In this excerpt from their longer conversation, Marc and Ashley explore the concept of doubt and how it can be embraced as a framework for developing your skills and becoming an exceptional leader.

Topics Covered in this episode:

  • Leveraging your strengths and weaknesses to become an effective leader.
  • Storytelling as a tool for identifying your unique contributions.

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“My premise in my working with leaders has proven that sometimes, ‘what am I missing?’ isn’t the right question; that doubt can push us and can get so big that it pushes us to ask, ‘what if I’m the right person for this role?’ ‘What if I’m exactly what the team needs?’ ‘What if this organization is exactly the voice the sector needs?’” – Marc Pitman


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