Todd Guckenberger is co-founder and Executive Director of Back2Back Ministries, a non-profit that provides care and education to vulnerable children and orphans in Mexico, Haiti, Nigeria, and India. Founded by Todd and his wife, Beth, in 1997, Back2Back now has over 300 employees globally. Todd is an avid student of leadership. Over the last twenty years, he has become a sought-out voice and leader in the orphan care movement. Todd is a graduate of Indiana University. He and his wife have raised 11 children.
Introduction to Leadership Skills, the 6 C's
Successful social entrepreneur and non-profit leader Todd Guckenberger introduces the concept of the "6 C's" of core leadership skills: Competency, Community, Communication, Collaboration, Clarity, and Capacity.
To achieve great things, we usually need help. If we can do it all on our own, then we don't really need to be good leaders. Leadership is about working in groups, and effective collaboration is at the heart of a great team.
There may be no leadership skill more essential than communication. No matter how competent you are in other ways, if you cannot explain what you are doing and why you are doing it, you are likely to fail.
Competency is about knowing what you need to know and being able to do what you need to do in your work. Leaders need to have a good grasp of core operations.
Evaluation Tools, Concluding Leadership Skills and 6 C's
How do we evaluate progress in developing leadership skills?