Bill Stierle – 4 Steps to a Low-Drama Team

Feelings are Only Indicators! The Four Steps to a Low-Drama Team – Bill Stierle   As we’re working on our nonprofit vision, we run into roadblocks. We get aggravated that teams aren’t performing the way we wish. We get frustrated when we’re learning new software programs. We get annoyed when Bob asks about bookkeeping issues…

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Cal Turner, Jr. – Ironically, Leaders Follow

The Irony of Leadership: Leaders Follow   – Cal Turner, Jr.   Nonprofit Performance Magazine spoke with Cal Turner, Jr. We asked, “What qualities make for an effective and lasting leader?”   Interestingly, I think that being a consistent and dedicated follower is the foundation of leadership. A leader has a compelling personal mission that…

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Nonprofits Can Win the Talent War

– Jamie Notter   It seems that nonprofit organizations are at a disadvantage when it comes to attracting the best talent. We simply don’t have the resources to compete with the cool tech firms or the other corporate entities that can pay higher salaries and offer more impressive benefits. That’s not to say that we…

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Building and Maintaining a Community is a Process!

– Todd Greer   We constantly read of organizations that do ‘community building.’ What does that mean? How does the community remain intact after it is built? ‘Community management’ and ‘community building’ are terms that have become part of the lexicon for a wide variety of organizations, from nonprofits to coworking spaces, and for membership…

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Golf Balls and Lemonade: Missional Entrepreneurship 101

– Rob Touchstone                                                                   I think I was born to be an entrepreneur. I spent part of my childhood in a middle-class neighborhood surrounded by a “country club” (a poor man’s golf course), one big amazing playground. My friends and I would sneak our bikes onto the paths for joy rides that required avoiding flying…

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Living Your Strengths, Not Your Weaknesses

Dr. Al Winseman, Senior Learning Consultant for Gallup and author of Living Your Strengths, was our guest on Nonprofit Exchange on June 9, 2015. We focused on the importance of understanding and acting on the greatest strengths that we have as individuals and as organizations. Too often, many of us in all sectors, but especially…

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