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  • Writer's pictureTom Bishop, Facilitating Partner

Burst Your Bubble

You may have heard it called a silo, or a walled garden, or my favorite, a bubble.  It’s the place you sit where you hear the voices you choose, in the manner that makes you most comfortable, at time that is convenient to you.

I encourage you to “bust” your bubble.  Seek out the voices that make you uncomfortable.  Look into the nooks and crannies of life for sources you haven’t heard before.  Go to places that are inconvenient and out of your way to meet new people, with differing opinions, who walk a different path than you do.

None of this is an effort to get you to compromise your beliefs but rather a hope that you will broaden your perspective, making you a more formidable and agile nonprofit leader.  That which makes us uncomfortable is the mother of innovation.

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