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1 02, 2018

7 Ways Generation Z Different Than Millennials

By |February 1st, 2018|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on 7 Ways Generation Z Different Than Millennials

5688709 / Pixabay Generation Z or "Gen Z" are those who are born after 1998, and guess what? They're now influencing businesses because the oldest among them are entering university age or heading to work. And, if you didn’t realize it, the shiny new generation is larger than the Millennials, which businesses have [...]

18 01, 2018

Does Your Business Team Lie to You?

By |January 18th, 2018|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on Does Your Business Team Lie to You?

rawpixel / Pixabay I was recently reminded of a story about Alan Mulally. One September in 2006, he walked into the offices of the legendary car manufacturer, Ford Motor Company, to assume the role of president and CEO. Before this point, he had been the chief that turned Boeing around from lackluster performance, [...]

8 06, 2017

Pass the Damn Ball to the Kid Who May Fumble

By |June 8th, 2017|blog, Nonprofit Leadership, personal|Comments Off on Pass the Damn Ball to the Kid Who May Fumble

Someone recently posted the article on social media, “Dear Kids: If I Die, Please Don’t Be a Sh**head.” As a parent and grandfather, it caught my attention due to the bluntness. But I also thought about it as a leader and manager. The following quote was particularly important to me: DO pass the ball. PASS [...]

27 04, 2017

Leadership Means Not Denying the Truth

By |April 27th, 2017|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on Leadership Means Not Denying the Truth

Not too long ago I told my team that they needed to rise. I believe some managers would prefer to avoid the tough conversations with their teams. That's a mistake. You're not helping anyone, including your staff, by denying or sugarcoating truths. Leaders understand they work with adults and they have faith that those who [...]

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

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 the interests of the organization. And because of it, [...]

17 05, 2016

Don’t Inflate the Head of Your Star Performer

By |May 17th, 2016|blog, Nonprofit Leadership, personal|Comments Off on Don’t Inflate the Head of Your Star Performer

On a recent trip, I visited a social enterprise. I love spending time in the field. I believe nothing is better than talking to people on the telephone, and better still, in person. The CEO of this organization walked me around his office proudly talking about their fundraising efforts. I thought he was great in [...]

25 08, 2015

Hit The Goal On Your Next Team Fundraising Event

By |August 25th, 2015|blog, Development|Comments Off on Hit The Goal On Your Next Team Fundraising Event

So, you’ve set the date for your next walk, run or team event. How can you help to ensure that it's a fundraising success? Realistic Goals I’m a big believer in stretch goals and pushing hard to do better than you did last year. But, you need to be able to set goals you can [...]