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16 05, 2017

A Mindset for Decision Process Success

By |May 16th, 2017|blog, development, news|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 [...]

11 05, 2017

The One Ideal to Help You Develop Your Leadership in Business and Life

By |May 11th, 2017|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on The One Ideal to Help You Develop Your Leadership in Business and Life

If you’ve been in business as long as I have, then you’ve probably heard about how Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company did right by their customers and demonstrated great leadership and humanity. The company was founded in Janesville, Wisconsin in 1857. In 1859, the young company relocated to Milwaukee. That year was momentous for them, [...]

9 05, 2017

When to Expect Your Board to Support Your Social Media

By |May 9th, 2017|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on When to Expect Your Board to Support Your Social Media

Not too long ago I was scrolling through social media, and I saw a development director say in a post that she "expected" her nonprofit board to support and promote the organization through social media. She was disappointed that they weren't meeting expectations. My thought was––really? What’s wrong with this picture? How Can You Expect [...]

27 04, 2017

Leadership Means Not Denying the Truth

By |April 27th, 2017|blog, leadership, news|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 [...]

11 04, 2017

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

By |April 11th, 2017|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on The Great Fail of United Airlines and How It Could Have Done Better

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 [...]