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18 06, 2019

Managerial Skills: 5 Ways to Happy Employees

By |June 18th, 2019|blog, Business, Development, personal|Comments Off on Managerial Skills: 5 Ways to Happy Employees

managerial-skillsExcellent managerial skills help create an environment of happy employees. Aside from the programs that you do through your charitable work, the heart of your organization is your staff. You can learn leadership and management in time. As an example, it’s something that I’ve developed over decades […]

6 12, 2018

Potential Is the Missing Link for Hiring

By |December 6th, 2018|blog, news|Comments Off on Potential Is the Missing Link for Hiring

Last week, I wrote about how I do not hire for talent, knowledge or skill. I also explained why a business candidate’s potential, supported by motivation, curiosity, and energy, is the primary characteristic that is necessary for a team member to join us.

One of the prominent […]

25 10, 2018

How to Close Your First Deal in Business

By |October 25th, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on How to Close Your First Deal in Business

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Recently a colleague of mine reached out to me to see what he should be doing now that he was in the process of negotiating his first deal. It would be a sweet deal for the company in the six-figure range, so there […]

2 08, 2018

Don’t Forget Your Small Clients When You Catch the Whale

By |August 2nd, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on Don’t Forget Your Small Clients When You Catch the Whale

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Every so often in my businesses, we get a significant client who’s revenue stream is equal to or more than the combined total of many small ones. Sometimes, my team has been tempted to cater to the needs of our larger clients, but […]

3 07, 2018

When A Donation Goes to Fundraising and Not Programs

By |July 3rd, 2018|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on When A Donation Goes to Fundraising and Not Programs

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Some time ago I spoke to a nonprofit executive who had great news. She had been talking to an influential person in the community who asked her a simple question.

“If you could do one thing to expand the work you’re doing in the […]

3 05, 2018

7 Vital Ways to Master the Art of Delegating

By |May 3rd, 2018|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on 7 Vital Ways to Master the Art of Delegating

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Somewhere along the way in my career, I picked up a good nugget of advice, and it was to focus as a leader on those tasks which were unique to me and delegate the rest. One of the toughest things about being a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]