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June 27, 2017

Creating a Position of Influence on LinkedIn:

Building Relationships with People That Matter to Your Charity

 

Hugh Ballou and Russell Dennis Interview Doug Brown on Tuesday’s #nonprofitchat

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Free LinkedIn Infographic http://szeak.com/profile-infographic/

Contact Doug Brown doug@szeak.com

Doug’s 5 steps for LinkedIn contacts:

  1. Profile Find Your “Perfect Customer”
  2. Contact Requests
  3. Contact follow-up
  4. Message
  5. Move Conversation Outside of LinkedIn

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Tonight’s Guest

D.E. Brown is press release writing, editing and online distribution expert. He has been involved with public relations and internet marketing for more than 20 years.

Brown is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Newswire Network (www.newswire.net) a news and press release distribution website. Newswire is a Google News partner site.

Brown is also the author of many books and articles, including the best-selling book “Write a Great Press Release” a guide to creating a press release that will be published, re-published and read by your target market. This book is now available to Kindle Unlimited readers free of charge, or it can be purchased on Amazon/Kindle.

Brown is also the author/developer of “PressRoom”, a WordPress Plugin that allows any website to create a proper press room, or news page on their own website. This plugin is free to download at www.wordpress.org.

Mr. Brown is also a Google Certified Partner with a comprehensive understanding of Google products and services and how they impact public relations and internet marketing.

Brown brings 3 decades of technical, internet optimization and marketing, as well as public relations experience to Newswire.net. Brown and the Newswire team have helped make Newswire the most tech-friendly and powerful news and press release distribution service available today.

Press releases help you multiply your revenue by focusing on 3 important pillars of business:

  • Generate Publicity
  • Build Authority
  • Become known as an expert in your field or niche

June 20 2017

Termites Destroying Your Board? How to Exterminate Board Dysfunction Once and For All…

Finally Get More Done in Less Time for Greater Impact and Lasting Results! 

Hugh Ballou and Russell Dennis Interview Nathan Hirsch on Today’s #nonprofitchat

 

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SUMMARY NOTES

Termites Destroying Your Board? How to Exterminate Board Dysfunction Once and For All…and Finally Get More Done in Less Time for Greater Impact and Lasting Results!

**CONTENT**

Problem: 

Non-Profit Boards are filled with well-meaning volunteer leaders, whose various reasons for joining are unfortunately, more competing and less collaborative than everyone may realize.

Far too many Boards fail to invest in the simple, yet proven and powerful strategies that the most successful and thriving Non-Profit Boards live by every day.

Therefore, meetings are dysfunctional, true consensus decisions are almost impossible to achieve, volunteerism and Board involvement declines and staying focused on the most important mission and results of the Non-Profit becomes exceedingly difficult and exhausting.

Good News: 

It doesn’t have to be this way. There are simple, proven powerful strategies, when used effectively and consistently, which eradicate much of the dysfunction, build trust amongst the Board Leaders and enable Leaders to make better decisions, save time and achieve better results, with less stress and drama.

Question 1: Steven, as a change management consultant, and after 20 years of serving on Boards and helping Non-Profit Boards become more effective, what do you see as the overarching challenge when Board Leaders are struggling?

Fail to Live in Community with Authenticity, Transparency, Humility and Collaboration

Definition of Success for the Organization is Not Crystal Clear

The Board Leaders Do Not Adequately Understand the “Why” Behind Each Board Leader’s Reason for Joining and Staying Involved

Question 2: With the long list of challenges that any Board Leadership can struggle with, are there patterns or distinctions that stand out for you?

Most are People Issues—Communication and Interpersonal Relations, especially when the Board Chair or President lacks adequate leadership skills to address these people issues

Culturally, not just in the US, we suffer far too much Political Correctness and our cultural norm of avoiding conflict and difficult conversations makes it all the harder for people to wiggle their spinal cords and practice Managerial Courage

Organizationally, meetings are run poorly, authority and decision making is not clear, and standards in a variety of ways are simply lacking or non-existent

Question 3: What are some examples of a successful use of Standards in Board Leadership?

Definition of Success for Organization and Board Leadership

Behavior Standards are Clear and Consequences for Failing to Adhere to Them are Real and Crystal Clear—No Triangulation, Carry Your Weight, Humility, Managerial Courage, Failing Forward, Mission First

When Dealing with Me—Strengths; Behavioral Styles

Question 4: Thinking of the Cultural Challenges you mentioned earlier, what are some proven strategies that you have seen work within Board Leadership and what improvements are made because of them?

Mad, Glad, Sad/Stop, Start, Continue

If You Could Change Any One Thing Immediately About __________________, With No Limit on Resources, What Would You Change?

Understanding Behavioral Styles  (DiSC, Platinum Rule, True Colors, Myers-Briggs, etc.)

Everyone understands what each other’s greatest needs are and what drives their thinking and thus their behaviors

Difficult Conversations are far more easily surfaced because everyone understands the importance of honoring others’ behavioral style

Question 5: What are some of your best strategies for Board Leaders running better meetings and making better decisions?

Understanding Strengths  (Gallup and Strengthsscope)

Meetings—Discovery, Distribution and Decisions; AHA Sheet; 2 Commitments

Saying No—Standing up and “Saying No” to things that we don’t need to be doing right now, is oftentimes even more powerful than “Saying Yes” to doing the right things

Urgency—What happens if we do nothing and keep the status quo?  What are the benefits or quick wins when we address this issue and no longer settle for status quo?

Finding, Harvesting and Celebrating Quick Wins Along with Establishing and Fully Understanding the URGENCY of the Need for Change is the Most Powerful First Step that Board Leadership Must Identify, Communicate and Keep Communicating

THE CHALLENGE?

Everyone is volunteering/investing their time, energy and contributions for the Mission of the organization. Building trust, getting everyone on the same page with crystal clear understanding, and living and leading based upon behavior standards, behavioral styles and strengths, takes work and serious commitment to the long-term success of Board Leadership. Sadly, far too often, Board Leaders quit mid-stream, after only implementing a few of these proven building blocks. Tragically, the cancer of “see I told you nothing would change” rears its ugly head far too often, resulting in Board Leader turnover, disengagement and festering dysfunction.

However, when Board Leaders embrace these strategies with humility and a spirit of servant leadership, and implement and practice them consistently, the changes, improvements and results are often transformational for the organization and everyone involved.

Keep Our Why’s, Definition of Success, Behavior Standards and the URGENCY of Change at the forefront of everything we do!

For our people, honor behavioral styles and strengths, remember “When Dealing with Me” 

And in daily practice, maintain, Asking Better Questions (Stop, Start, Continue); Running Better Meetings; Allowing “Failing Forward”; and, Committing to Make Better Consensus Decisions and Owning Our Decisions

Steven RowellSteven Rowell is a Change Management Consultant, serial entrepreneur and executive coach who is obsessed with leadership effectiveness that drives business growth and profitability, leads organizational change and creates a company culture of legendary service.

Steven’s unique combination of leadership experiences with The Walt Disney World Co., Compass Group and building his own companies translates to powerful and practical consulting, training and speaking services for his clients just like you.

Steven’s HCAHPS Patient Satisfaction program is now in use by more than 1100 hospitals nationwide. For the past 25 years Steven has worked with contract management, hospitality and service management companies in facilities management, healthcare, home services, theme parks, casinos and resorts.

Key areas of expertise include leadership effectiveness, building effective teams, accountability, managerial courage, leading change, conflict resolution, strategic planning, personal effectiveness, and delivering legendary service. Steven has delivered more than 1100 keynote speeches since 1995, andhas facilitated more than 130 multi-day conferences for his Clients. Steven is the author of The Five Minute Secret (2017); Jumpstart Your Creativity (Sept 2013); Success from the Inside Out (2010-295,000 copies sold); Connections™ Orientation in Action for Real Results and Retention (Abundance Publishing, Fall 2007); and Clean Is Not Enough! : Revolutionizing Environmental Services (October 2004).

June 13, 2017

 Avoid Leadership Burnout:
Hiring Remote Workers to Optimize Each Day

Hugh Ballou and Russell Dennis Interview Nathan Hirsch on #nonprofitchat

Here’s the Replay

Nathan Hirsch

Nathan Hirsch

Nathan Hirsch is the CEO of FreeeUp.com and the COO of Portlight. Nate has been an entrepreneur in the eCommerce industry since 2009 and has grown into a leading expert in the field with experience managing multi-million dollar businesses. He has extensive knowledge in creating business systems and processes, personnel management, hiring remote workers, the Amazon Marketplace, and advanced sales tactics. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge with others and has been featured on leading industry podcasts, webinars, and blogs.

Nate is determined to build FreeeUp into the top hands-on platform for hiring remote workers where thousands of businesses and remote workers are connected. If you’re interested in connecting with Nate, shoot him an email at Nathan@FreeeUp.com.

  1. What would you do with two extra hours each day?
  2. How much more productive are you when you feel rested and not burnt out?
  3. What are you currently doing at your job that you are not an expert in? #nonprofitchat
  4. What could you take off your plate right now if you had a good assistant?

June 6, 2017

Six Essentials to Attract Limitless Publicity: Media Magic with Shannon Gronich

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Shannon Gronich

Shannon Gronich

Shannon Burnett-Gronich has produced over 300 events and conferences since 2001 with 100+ exhibitors and 100+ volunteers. She discovered that most sponsors, speakers, and exhibitors do not have the education or plan to be successful. In order for them to continue to come back year after year, Shannon developed a simple system to train businesses and their teams in the fine art of conference excellence – helping them get the results they want and make more money. She also has been an exhibitor of multiple booths that required planning, marketing, team training, sales, database building, and follow-up. She has the ability to systemize and implement a plan for follow-up so that all leads turn into cash. This is through investors, joint venture partners, product sales, and sponsors. Shannon’s event production clients include Dr Linda Hole, Jim Self, Stewart Levine of Resolution Works, Dr. Gary Null – America’s #1 Health Guru, and T Harv Eker. – Secret to the Millionaire Mind.

May 30, 2017

What to Do When Someone’s Controlling You or Your Board
With Their Anger

Hugh Ballou and Russell Dennis Interview Dr David Gruder on #nonprofitchat

Here’s the Replay

 

Dr. David Gruder

Dr. David Gruder, the 11-award-winning founder & president of Integrity Culture Systemsô, is a Psychologist specializing in Leader Effectiveness, Enterprise Success, and Culture Architecture. A highly rated international speaker, trainer, consultant, and trusted advisor, Dr. Gruder’s mission is to make happiness sustainable, collaboration productive, integrity profitable, and society healthy. He is known for his broad talents, integrative mind, unquenchable passion, huge heart, deep integrity, and naked authenticity. Those he assists ascribe their success to his uncanny ability to translate intentions and values into step-by-step implementation procedures that enable leaders, enterprises, and causes to walk their talk.

Dr. David Gruder, the 11-award-winning founder & president of Integrity Culture Systemsô, is a Psychologist specializing in Leader Effectiveness, Enterprise Success, and Culture Architecture. A highly rated international speaker, trainer, consultant, and trusted advisor, Dr. Gruder’s mission is to make happiness sustainable, collaboration productive, integrity profitable, and society healthy. He is known for his broad talents, integrative mind, unquenchable passion, huge heart, deep integrity, and naked authenticity. Those he assists ascribe their success to his uncanny ability to translate intentions and values into step-by-step implementation procedures that enable leaders, enterprises, and causes to walk their talk.

Take advantage of Dr. Gruder’s anger programs:
www.DrGruder.com/anger or www.DrGruder.com/angercourse

You might also want to consider providing a link to another course on self-responsibility, emotional self-management, healthy boundaries, and collaboration effectiveness, called Ethical Personal Power Effectiveness: www.DrGruder.com/powercourse .

May 23, 2017

The Tug of War with Time: How to Gain Control Of Your Life

Hugh Ballou and Russell Dennis Interview Penny Zenkey About the The Productivity Zone

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Penny Zenker

Penny Zenker

is a strategic business coach and trainer boosting productivity for business leaders and entrepreneurs. She is the author of the best-selling book ìThe Productivity Zone: Stop the Tug of War with Time.

Penny leverages her personal experiences of building up and later selling a multi-million dollar business, as a senior executive at one of the worlds largest market research companies and working with business leaders all over the world as a Tony Robbins Business Coach. Penny proven and practical approach help people to get results quickly.

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