Aaron Scheinberg – Veterans Serving on the Home Front

– Aaron Scheinberg   The Mission Continues: Veterans Serving on the Home Front   On Sept. 11, 2001, everything changed. I was one of the 4,000 cadets at the United States Military Academy, West Point, just 40 miles north of the World Trade Center. We soon became acutely aware that our military career would take…

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Roberta Gilbert – Anxious Organizations

– Roberta Gilbert, M.D.   Often leaders complain that their organizations get nothing done: that people are lazy, moody, or have more time for gossip than for work. Sometimes leaders’ criticisms are more specific: they see no creative, forward movement of the group. This state of affairs will soon affect productivity and the bottom line,…

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Jeff Fromm – Designing for Millennials

– Jeff Fromm   Most nonprofits have a lot of equity in old schemas, but Millennials have little equity in them, creating a fundamental conflict. If we start by looking at the core product or service that the nonprofit offers, and examine it for what reasons people are engaged by and resonate with it, we…

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Joan Snyder Kuhl – The Emerging Millennial Leader

– Joan Snyder Kuhl   The lack of understanding between the generations and within the organization is real. Today, organizations are dealing with a translation issue. Business has a common language that is somehow being misinterpreted amongst the diverse generations in the workforce. In an effort to find the best solution for bridging this gap…

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Boomers and Millennials in Leadership: Lots in Common

– Hugh Ballou   Often we spend energy and brainpower viewing differences and observing problems based on those differences. With reverse paradigms, we can look at the similarities. Millennials and Baby Boomers make good teams and have lots in common if: They are self-aware and understand their own and others’ preferences. They desire a collaborative…

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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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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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Everett Worthington – Forgiveness in Churches and Nonprofits

– Everett L. Worthington, Jr.   A few special considerations are needed to promote forgiveness in churches and nonprofits. American churches are voluntary organizations that are highly dependent on beliefs and values, existing in a market where people usually have many choices. Those choices can be circumscribed in small towns or, for denominationally committed believers,…

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