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11 04, 2017

The Great Fail of United Airlines and How It Could Have Done Better

By |April 11th, 2017|blog, leadership, personal|0 Comments

The outrage is justified. The team of United Airlines, and its CEO saying they had "no choice" are wrong. Period. The man that was dragged out of one of its planes on Sunday­­––literally––paid for his seat. And, yes, there were other ways to handle the situation of a paying customer who did not want to [...]

7 03, 2017

Throw Out the Old Playbook to Manage Millennials

By |March 7th, 2017|blog, development, 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 [...]

9 02, 2017

25 of the Best Definitions of Leadership—Ever

By |February 9th, 2017|blog, leadership, news|Comments Off on 25 of the Best Definitions of Leadership—Ever

I’m a consummate student of leadership. I have a passion for the subject and it helps drive the decisions I make in my multiple businesses. I also share a lot of posts on my social media regarding leadership. The ones I am including here are the ones that are transformative, visionary and in keeping with [...]

26 01, 2017

A Fundraiser Gets Fired for Seeking to Raise A Million Dollars

By |January 26th, 2017|blog, leadership, news|Comments Off on A Fundraiser Gets Fired for Seeking to Raise A Million Dollars

Have you ever heard of a fundraiser fired who was just about to secure a gift for $1 million? That’s what happened to a professional I’ll call Tom. Houston, we have a problem A few weeks ago, I was reminded of Tom's story when someone called me in a similar situation. Tom didn't last six [...]

27 10, 2016

3 Leadership Skills to Master in a Changing Work Environment

By |October 27th, 2016|blog, development, leadership|Comments Off on 3 Leadership Skills to Master in a Changing Work Environment

Recently I read a Harvard Business Review article about the impact of our current world on leadership. It served as a good reminder about the changing landscape and what we, as leaders and managers, face so as to not skip a beat. The way we work has changed in comparison to even a decade ago. [...]

18 08, 2016

How to Deal with Your Horrible Boss

By |August 18th, 2016|blog, 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 [...]

11 08, 2016

Always Let Your Boss Have the First Say

By |August 11th, 2016|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on Always Let Your Boss Have the First Say

I’ve been in management for a long time. I’m a student of leadership. One of the things I most want to understand is what motivates a team to do excellent work. Actually, I always want my team to go “Above and Beyond,” so much so that we even have an award with incentives by that [...]

30 06, 2016

Social Media Begins with the CEO

By |June 30th, 2016|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on Social Media Begins with the CEO

Social media is not something you can simply hand off to the young gun looking to blow past everyone. Social networking is not something that can rise to its full potential unless it’s integrated fully into a nonprofit, business or social enterprise. Not too long ago, we hired an amazing young man named, Joe Coad. [...]

17 05, 2016

Don’t Inflate the Head of Your Star Performer

By |May 17th, 2016|blog, 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 [...]

10 05, 2016

There’s Only One Thing You Need to Do as a Leader Every Day

By |May 10th, 2016|blog, leadership, news|Comments Off on There’s Only One Thing You Need to Do as a Leader Every Day

Every day I wake up and there’s one thing on my mind. Every day I push myself and team to be the absolute best. Period. In my companies, we’ve been talking a lot about leadership. This is what happens when your suite of businesses and social enterprises blow past the start-up phase. Every developing organization [...]