One of the many myths of being an executive director, such as Mark Dubowitz, is that you will need to be an expert in everyone’s job in order to lead and be effective. This is simply not true.
The reality is that it is impossible to be an expert in everyone’s job although there are a few people who believe they are and even know more about your job than you do. You’d be stretched too thin. Being an executive director means you will need your team and you need to clearly and consistently lead, manage, and inspire them.
Dubowitz was quoted by Thompson who said, “Take care of what you know and the rest will follow.” This statement is wisdom from the man who has mastered his job.