Don’t fear the bean counters!

Cash flow, balance sheet, and budgets, oh my!  For most of us, dealing with finances rates right up there with getting a root canal.  However, not dealing with finances can be much worse.  Avoidance is not the answer!  If you’re the CEO or top leader of your organization, you have to deal with finances.  This […]

What your staff wishes they could tell you…

They’ve bought in to the vision.  They’re committed, dedicated, hard working, loyal and steadfast in their determination to help you succeed.  They come in early, stay late, and pour their energy into their work.  They’re also tired, discouraged, starving emotionally and desperately need to hear from you – their leader.  Your team needs to know […]

7 Ways to Improve Volunteer Communication

Sneezing, the sniffles, a persistent cough…these are all symptoms of an underlying infection.  Coming in late, not being able to answer a visitor’s questions, chatting with a friend instead of helping people find a seat…these are all symptoms of something as well.  In my experience as a volunteer and as a volunteer leader, these symptoms […]

10 Tips for Successful Meetings

Meetings.  We have too many of them and they aren’t very effective.  So how do we ensure that meetings are purposeful, are only as frequent as needed and accomplish strategic goals?  The answer lies in meeting preparation and facilitation – making sure everyone knows the reason for the meeting, that the right people are in […]

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