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16 11, 2017

Want to Dominate the Competition? Allow More Women into Business Leadership

By |November 16th, 2017|blog, Business, personal|0 Comments

Women have been in the news a lot lately, and while this article is not a reflection on what’s been happening as the issue of sexual harassment has dominated the headlines, the reality is that we need more women in leadership positions in business. According to the National Women’s Business Council, women begin their businesses [...]

9 11, 2017

Why You Should Get Rid of Your Annual Performance Review

By |November 9th, 2017|blog, Business, personal|0 Comments

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 [...]

1 11, 2017

The Single Ingredient Necessary for a High-Performing Team

By |November 1st, 2017|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on The Single Ingredient Necessary for a High-Performing Team

Several years ago, Pepsico introduced a concept within its global company called “Performance with Purpose.” It was the brain-child of then CEO, Indra Nooyi. The shift was intended to meld the long-term success of the company and ingrain sustainability. Remember, Pepsico is a beverage company, and it was important for their brand to position themselves [...]

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 or fundraiser happen, you need to understand that [...]

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 great company, making money and treating others well [...]

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. The other organization took students from the same [...]

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, chairman and CEO How have you spent [...]

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 [...]

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

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 little experiment for you. Go around and [...]