“Almost all learning experiences came from the difficult ones.” Today on a new episode of The Leadership Foundry Podcast, co-host Brandon Smith is joined by Atlanta Humane Society President and CEO, Cal Morgan. Listen in to their conversation on nonprofit leadership and the importance of communicating the mission.
2:00 Meet Cal and learn about what’s new at the Atlanta Humane Society.
3:30 “Most of us are doing things today we never dreamed of 20-30 years ago.” Cal shares his journey to President and CEO of the Atlanta Humane Society.
7:30 Nonprofit leadership: what’s different? Cal details how to be an effective nonprofit leader.
9:30 Cal explains earning an “emotional paycheck” working in the nonprofit space.
10:45 What are key challenges of working in the nonprofit sector? Cal talks ownership, collaboration and influence.
14:45 “Almost all learning experiences came from the difficult ones.” – Cal
16:00 Cal shares a learning experience: You have to find a balance, you can’t just focus on the support.
20:00 Pandemic pets; Cal shares how to run a nonprofit in a new environment.
22:00 The love of a pet. Our blood pressure goes down around a pet and we feel happier overall!
27:00 Leadership Hack: Always be open to multiple avenues to achieving an objective. “It’s about being collaborative.”