An Example of Bold Leadership on the Front Lines in the Fight to End Homelessness

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.

W.H. Murray

Scottish Mountaineer and Writer

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W.H. Murray’s inspirational line about being bold is seen in the noble work being done by New Life Furniture Bank in Massachusetts. In a region where homelessness is rising faster than the national average, New Life is helping to drive positive change and is being bold in three ways:

They believe their efforts to recycle donated furniture to families transitioning out of homelessness can change lives. Indeed, in their first four years they’ve distributed 13,000 pieces of donate furniture to families in need.

Secondly, they believe in the power of what volunteers can do. None of the leaders are paid, and scores of people from surrounding communities volunteer to help.

Third, their creativity is bold. This week, which is Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, they launched a fundraising campaign with a video series starring two talking tables, Brenda and Eddie, which may remind you of a certain song by Billy Joel. If you can name the song, go buy yourself a bottle of white, or a bottle of red, or perhaps some rose instead.

If you’re navigating or driving change, consider how you, too, can be bold by answering this question:

What path requires the greatest amount of courage?

The people who plan to be their best as they navigate change are the most successful. And they do it by being bold because “boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”

“Bold” is one of the eight leadership strategies in the P.L.A.N. TO BE YOUR B.E.S.T. methodology.

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