Cultivate Your Curiosity
The notion that great leadership and innovation is rooted in curiosity isn’t new. After all, it was Socrates that said, “Wisdom begins in wonder.”
But as a management tool, I don’t think curiosity gets the respect it deserves.
Especially in nonprofit and social purpose organizations where the issues we are tackling are massive, multifaceted, and complex, we need to cultivate curiosity even more urgently.
It’s less about having all the answers, and more about challenging long held assumptions; being fascinated by the riddle of what could make a meaningful shift; and humble enough to know you don’t know everything.
Someone who was deeply curious. Someone who had the courage to step into that curiosity.
What are you curious about today?
Amy Varga is a beloved fundraising trainer, coach and consultant. She and her team at The Varga Group have guided over a hundred nonprofit clients to raise millions of dollars through their services in capital campaign counsel, major gifts training, leadership coaching, and board development projects.