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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
How can you help to ensure that it’s a fundraising success?
I’m a big believer in stretch goals and pushing hard to do better than you did last year. But, you need to be […]