Tag Archives: Leadership

Stand in the Gap

It’s fairly dumb… when you think about it. When you chart it on a whiteboard and stare at it for a while. Why does anybody decide to go work for a nonprofit? Can you even make any money doing that? (the name seems to indicate a real lack of profitability) In general, you’re going to […]

Nonprofit Work is a Contact Sport

Countless applicants to my company walk in assuming that working for a nonprofit is a “happy go lucky” routine where days are filled with easy and fulfilling work. And while it is always fulfilling, it is seldom easy. Affecting social change is difficult. In fact, throughout history, any real and lasting social change has required […]

Managing Millennial Managers

Being blessed with the opportunity to coach and guide several young non-profit executives over the last few years has given me great insights about the needs of millennials in the business environment. Recently, I have had the opportunity to start managing millennials who are themselves now managing others – a topic with precious few articles […]

The Great Divide-d Attention

What are you paying attention to these days? How many screens are glowing in front of you right now? 3 for me. My attention has become so divided that it is a struggle to focus on any one thing, even when I desperately need to. In fact, I find myself seeking division when there aren’t […]

Effective Engagement of Volunteer Boards

As the demand for people’s time is ever increasing in today’s over programmed society, their interest and ability to give of what they can spare is diminishing. No longer are people getting involved just because its a good cause. There needs to be a deeper connection that creates a strong affinity between the individual, the […]