I’ve been wondering if there are any lessons we can learn from the Beijing Olympics, particularly for nonprofits. Of course there are all the usual sports lessons of perseverance, playing through pain, setting goals, discipline, preparation and believing in yourself. But are there any lessons that apply uniquely to nonprofits?
I’m pondering the following possibilities: capacity building and Michael Phelps; developing important relationships and the 400 medley team or the women’s beach volleyball; China and the power of focus.
What do you think? Leave your comments and let’s consider the possibilities.