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Being a leader and scaling a non profit

In yesterday’s episode of Smashing the Plateau, Ruth Messinger shared some wonderful insights on being a leader and scaling a non profit organization.

Ruth talked about giving back, becoming more clear about who you are as an organization, learning how to listen as a leader, and what it means to be a leader in 2015.

Below, are some of her biggest influences:

1) Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, author of Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity. Ruth is Inspired by his many books, trenchant observations about social justice.

2) Eleanor Roosevelt inspires Ruth for a life well lived, her work on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and her brilliant observations on being a woman in public life.

3) Steven Lewis, Canadian former UNAIDS official, head of AIDS Free World. He was a brilliant audacious leader on AIDS, on rape, on role of women in societies around the world.

4) Any of a large group of Righteous Gentile Holocaust rescuers including Nicholas Winton, Chiune Sugihara, Andre and Magda Trocme.

5) Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.


About the author, David Shriner-Cahn

David is the podcast host and community builder behind Smashing the Plateau, an online platform offering resources, accountability, and camaraderie to high-performing professionals who are making the leap from the corporate career track to entrepreneurial business ownership.

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