‘Mission control: find your focus and increase your impact’ – Liana Downey

Lecture: Tuesday 19 July 2016, 5.30pm–6.30pm, Weston Theatre, Level 1, Crawford Building 132, Lennox  Crossing, ANU, details here.

‘Why do some nonprofit and government leaders actually succeed in changing the world, while others struggle to point to their impact? What links the eradication of smallpox, the housing of 100,000 chronically homeless individuals, or the remarkable reduction of the incidence of malaria?

‘Successful social sector organisations share a laser-like focus on their goals. They deliberately identify and target their efforts in their sweet spot — the intersection between what they’re good at, what the world needs, and what works.

‘In this talk, Liana Downey will discuss:

How and why missions get out of control
The consequences of missions that are too broad
How to test whether you are inadvertently sabotaging your impact potential
The 7 steps to taking control
How to build a powerful narrative to help you attract and engage a loyal support base’