Hannah Ubl – All Voices Matter: Collaboration Across Generations

– Hannah Ubl   I’ll never forget my first day of kindergarten. With new backpack and light-up sneakers, I sat down at my assigned seat and looked at a giant purple sign that read, “There is no I in team.” This would become the motto of elementary school, middle school and high school. Collaboration was…

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Lynn Perry Wooten, Kelle Parsons – Enabling Nonprofit Excellence

Enabling Excellence in Nonprofit Organizations: A Positive Organizational Scholarship Perspective – Lynn Perry Wooten, Ph.D. and Kelle Parsons, M.A., M.P.P   The work of high-performing nonprofit organizations entails creating continuous and purposeful cycles of good-to-great as they fulfill their missions. Embedded in this is the organization’s ability to identify and enact the practices that transcend…

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David Burkus – Recognizing the Creativity in All of Us

– David Burkus   False Leadership: “We Don’t Have Time for Creativity.” The idea that people don’t have time for creativity is both laughable and saddening. You don’t have time not to seek creativity. Daily things can assist in this growth. Design boards bring together the things you find appealing, to see how they might…

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Bob VandePol – Leading Organizational Resilience after Tragedies

– Bob VandePol   It can happen here. When tragedy strikes an organization, all stakeholders immediately look to their leadership for direction. The leader’s response during the first hours of a crisis offers both tremendous opportunity and serious risk for the subsequent outcome. That positive or negative response will echo throughout the organization’s strata as…

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Whit Babcock – Leading Through Transition

– Whit Babcock   One of the great challenges facing nonprofit leaders today is leading in times of transition. We had an opportunity to speak with Whit Babcock, Athletic Director at Virginia Tech. We asked him about how leaders in the social benefit realm can grow their organizations, how to develop and maintain talent in…

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