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14 11, 2017

How You Can Become a Nonprofit Leadership Coach for Your Managers

By |November 14th, 2017|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|0 Comments

If you’re the executive director or CEO of a nonprofit and you think you don’t have the time to be a leadership coach to your team, you’re placing your organization at a disadvantage. Here are some of the ingredients today’s leaders have to have for success in today’s world, and that includes in the nonprofit [...]

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 [...]

12 10, 2017

What You Can Do with 15 of the Best Quotes for Nonprofit Board Inspiration

By |October 12th, 2017|blog, Development, news|Comments Off on What You Can Do with 15 of the Best Quotes for Nonprofit Board Inspiration

Not too long ago I was talking with a nonprofit fundraiser who was telling me about his board. I've been involved in the philanthropic sector for over a decade, and I've spoken to many executive directors and fundraisers. Often, when there's discussion about a group's board of directors, there's a tone of exasperation or frustration. [...]

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 [...]

2 06, 2016

Putting Your Management Attention on 66.66 Percent of the People

By |June 2nd, 2016|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on Putting Your Management Attention on 66.66 Percent of the People

I’m not going to put all of my time into developing 100 percent of the people on my team. There you have it. That’s the truth. It may be harsh and cold, but hear me out. I’m all about business. I live and breathe my businesses, even when I’m taking weekend days off or am [...]

19 04, 2016

Want to Be a Success? Stay in Your Lane

By |April 19th, 2016|blog, Business, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on Want to Be a Success? Stay in Your Lane

I got up this morning and had a conversation with a team member. I have a great team and everyone wants to be a part of our success. That makes me very proud. But as I was speaking to my team member, I found myself saying, “Stay in your lane.” And that got me thinking [...]

15 03, 2016

When You’re Leading, Try Listening For A Change

By |March 15th, 2016|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on When You’re Leading, Try Listening For A Change

Recently, I had a meeting with my team at Funds2Orgs. You might know that it’s a social enterprise in the philanthropic sector. We help nonprofits, churches, schools and others raise money for their organizations by collecting gently worn, used and new shoes. We moved offices earlier this year, not only to expand our physical space, [...]