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25 10, 2017

Money Plays with Money for Philanthropy

By |October 25th, 2017|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on Money Plays with Money for Philanthropy

A colleague of mine at the office relayed to me a conversation she had with major gift fundraiser. I’d like to highlight it here because if you’re a business leader who serves on a nonprofit board and you’re expecting that a significant gift ask by a CEO […]

18 10, 2017

3 Ways to Maintain Your Integrity in Business and Be True to Your Word

By |October 18th, 2017|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on 3 Ways to Maintain Your Integrity in Business and Be True to Your Word

In life as in business, sincerity and honesty can exist, and it all begins with the person staring back at you from the mirror. There are many reasons that people choose to travel in other paths that lack integrity, but there’s no reason for it. Having a […]

11 10, 2017

How to Get Corporate Social Responsibility Into the DNA of Your Business

By |October 11th, 2017|blog, Business, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on How to Get Corporate Social Responsibility Into the DNA of Your Business

Several years ago, two New York nonprofits decided to partner together and pursue corporate funding. One charity was an educational group that provided scholarship aid to students in the city so that they could attend schools that had a better performance record than the neighborhood public schools. […]

14 09, 2017

Grip & Rip and Kick into Gear for Year-End

By |September 14th, 2017|blog, Business, news, personal|Comments Off on Grip & Rip and Kick into Gear for Year-End

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

 —Steve Jobs, Apple Inc. co-founder, […]

16 05, 2017

A Mindset for Decision Process Success

By |May 16th, 2017|blog, Business, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on A Mindset for Decision Process Success

Recently I spoke to my team about the decision making process. I think it’s an important skill to have both for your life and career. And, if you’re the leader of an organization, you have a special obligation to master the skill.

Some of us are quick decision […]

13 10, 2016

You Are Now Entering the Gig Economy

By |October 13th, 2016|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on You Are Now Entering the Gig Economy

Think tanks, government officials and everyone in between are trying to get a handle on the gig economy. That is the freelance and contractor economy. There are studies that claim that by 2020, in excess of 40 percent of the U.S. labor force will be self-employed. I’ll leave it to the experts to debate their […]

26 07, 2016

The Number 1 Reason People Fail and How to Succeed

By |July 26th, 2016|blog, Business, Development, news|Comments Off on The Number 1 Reason People Fail and How to Succeed

don't give up

I’m going to tell you the answer in the first sentence of this article: people give up.

You can stop reading now. If, however, you want to succeed and learn how not to give up, read on…

The Experiment

If you’re trying to figure out success, here’s a […]

12 07, 2016

3 Ways A Leader Can Effectively Deal With Office Gossip

By |July 12th, 2016|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on 3 Ways A Leader Can Effectively Deal With Office Gossip

Office gossipRecently, I was in a meeting with a member of my team. As I was leaving the office, this person made an off-handed comment about someone on my senior staff not being in the office often. The implication was that the executive was getting privileges no […]

5 07, 2016

Win Small to Win Big

By |July 5th, 2016|blog, Business, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on Win Small to Win Big

consistencyNot too long ago I was having a conversation with a bright and successful woman. We’ll call her Meg. By any measure, she’s successful. Meg has a great home in San Francisco. She works at a tech company that she loved–at one point, but where she no […]

23 06, 2016

5 Tips to Make Your Employees Happy

By |June 23rd, 2016|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on 5 Tips to Make Your Employees Happy

happy employees

In the old days, people went to work and moved from one job to another once or twice in a lifetime. Many were “lifers.” We know that doesn’t exist anymore. Everyone is their own employment agency. Companies and nonprofits no longer retain people that don’t serve […]