Philip Foster – Leadership Flexibility for the New Workforce

– Philip Foster   We live in an emerging globalized mobile world of dispersed cloud workers. More than ever, we see individuals and organizations trading their traditional offices for work from home, coffee houses, and nearly anywhere in the world with Internet connection. This isn’t a trend found in the for-profit space alone; nonprofit organizations…

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Leadership is Transformation of Self, Then Organization

– Hugh Ballou   Examine the word transform. It does not merely mean change, or we would use that word. It is a verb with an expanded vision and is much more transcendent. It implies a deeper, more fundamental alteration of our very form (to trans – form). The continuing process of transformation begins with…

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Cynthia Adams – Simple Ways to Expand Your Grant Support

– Cynthia M. Adams   In our semiannual State of Grantseeking survey, we regularly hear, “We apply to grantmakers we are familiar with, but do not have time to search for other funding sources for specific projects or needs.” It’s easy to get stuck on a treadmill when it comes to grantseeking, and very difficult…

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Russell Dennis – Leadership: the High Innovation Quotient

– Russell Dennis   Innovation has been a key driver of business for many years. Leaders at the most profitable companies are always looking for ways to reinvent themselves. Look at Apple, Samsung, and Amazon. Need more proof of the power of innovation? Try Airbnb, Uber, and Snapchat. They are transforming the way we do…

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Cheryl Snapp Conner – What Gives a Program Wings?

– Cheryl Snapp Conner   There’s a particular challenge in the marketing of social responsibility causes. By their very nature, these programs are founded on principles of doing good. But the altruistic core of these projects is dangerously seductive: How could an idea fail when it is so badly needed, and when the motives for…

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Nicholas Ripplinger – What’s in Your Repository?

– Nicholas R. Ripplinger   In today’s ever-changing climate, the leader has to be flexible and capable of changing course at a moment’s notice. This applies equally to the CEO of a multi-billion dollar corporation, the young adult overseeing his or her first service project, and every leader at every level in between. But what…

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HiRho Park – Adapting to an Ever-Changing World

– HiRho Park, Ph.D., D.Min.   Institutions, like ideas, adapt to changes in culture and context. When two of the world’s oldest institutions, higher education and the church, become united, staying flexible and current can be challenging. In 2014, the Index of Cognitive Skills and Educational Attainment ranked South Korean education number one in the…

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Jeff Magee – Blueprint to Organizational and Personal Success

– Dr. Jeffrey Magee   Building and sustaining organizational greatness is like building any great structure: it starts with a proven blueprint. Crafting personal achievement and sustained success also starts with a proven blueprint. My years of academic exercise and business success implementation have shown five distinct factors to building an organization, sustaining its relevance,…

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