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9 11, 2017

Why You Should Get Rid of Your Annual Performance Review

By |November 9th, 2017|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on Why You Should Get Rid of Your Annual Performance Review

If you’re someone who is a member of Generation X or older, then you remember the annual performance review. Each year, a significant production was made by the manager who scheduled an appointment with a team member to go through that individual's performance review. I remember it was always quite an "event" and there were [...]

29 06, 2017

Why You Should Care About Managing Up

By |June 29th, 2017|blog, Development, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on Why You Should Care About Managing Up

Have you ever heard of the idea of “managing up?” If you haven’t, it’s something you should probably learn if you work for someone. Managing up is a simple concept. It means making sure you give your boss, board members or the person you work for have what they need when they need it. That, [...]

15 06, 2017

1 Key Strategy to Ease Out a Nonprofit Board

By |June 15th, 2017|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on 1 Key Strategy to Ease Out a Nonprofit Board

A few days ago I spoke to a nonprofit marketing person who told me about his painful board meeting. Rich had attended a board meeting for his charity, and instead of it being a productive and collegial meeting, it was more like an inquisition. "When it was my turn to speak about a new marketing [...]

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 makers. Others take their time to mull [...]

7 03, 2017

Throw Out the Old Playbook to Manage Millennials

By |March 7th, 2017|blog, Development, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on Throw Out the Old Playbook to Manage Millennials

I got off the phone the other day with an exasperated manager who was complaining about Millennials. Of course, every generation becomes the proverbial punching bag of the previous generations. What else is new? But, I will say that I do think the Millennials are unlike previous generations and as a manager or leader, you [...]

20 09, 2016

How to Manage to the Vision: Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing

By |September 20th, 2016|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on How to Manage to the Vision: Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing

A favored business topic for me is leadership. And, within leadership, I believe in the big vision. But, I’ve seen managers out there who can’t find the path to delivering on vision. Great leaders understand how to manage to the vision. The best leaders I’ve seen understand that the only way to get that big [...]

1 09, 2016

Stop the Revolving Door with People Analytics

By |September 1st, 2016|blog, Development, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on Stop the Revolving Door with People Analytics

You want the best talent for your business, nonprofit or social enterprise. I know, I’m a CEO and leader and I want the best people on my team too. We’re now in the era of “people analytics.” What’s People Analytics? I think you know we’re living in the world of big data. That’s not a [...]

30 08, 2016

Boomers Do a Career Encore at a Nonprofits

By |August 30th, 2016|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on Boomers Do a Career Encore at a Nonprofits

Here’s news for you if you’re a nonprofit leader. Baby Boomers are not quitting. Some want to replenish their finances after the financial downturn. Others understand we live at a vibrant time of social good. Boomers want to earn money and give back. A job in the nonprofit sector makes a lot of sense. A [...]

18 08, 2016

How to Deal with Your Horrible Boss

By |August 18th, 2016|blog, Nonprofit Leadership, personal|Comments Off on How to Deal with Your Horrible Boss

Just because your boss is “the boss” doesn’t mean that you have to like it. I get it. You don’t want to go to work because your boss is Darth Vader, but you need that paycheck. In the nonprofit sector having a terrible boss seems to feel even worse. You kind of expect bad bosses [...]

22 02, 2016

7 Ways to Form a Healthy Relationship With Money, Which Doesn’t Own YOU

By |February 22nd, 2016|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on 7 Ways to Form a Healthy Relationship With Money, Which Doesn’t Own YOU

“Too many people spend money they earned…to buy things they don’t want… to impress people they don’t like.” – Will Rogers Although the economy looks fine for some, if you talk to many of your friends and family I’m sure they’re not feeling the love of the economy. People are working much longer hours for a [...]