In a lengthy interview with Authority Magazine, Kathy Roth-Douquet '86, CEO of Blue Star Families, talks about the lessons she's learned in forming a nonprofit that has grown to serve more than a million military family members.
Among her leadership lessons:
"Vision is contagious … but only if you share it. To create change, you have to have a vision of that change, and you have to share it. Many people are really eager and hungry for a vision. In the first several years of the organization, I tried to be relatively anonymous with it, but I learned over time and from observing some of the most high-performing organizations, that you have to be willing to get in front of people, tell your story, share emotion, and share passion."
Read the full interview.