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Now is the Time: Do the Next, Right Thing

Wayne Muller | Posted 01.18.2017 | Home
Wayne Muller

We will make only one choice. Throughout our lives, we do only one thing. Again and again, moment by moment, year after year. It is how we live our d...

Character and Integrity at Work

Judith Bowman | Posted 05.05.2016 | Home
Judith Bowman

There are metrics for measuring goals, P&L statements to show bottom-line profits and trophies to reflect triumph however, there is not a gauge to measure character and integrity -- central to creating a successful business with loyal employees while enjoying a respected reputation.

Why More Women Are Burning Out in Their 20s and 30s

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 03.08.2015 | Home
Paula Davis-Laack

Messages about self-care and the importance of recovery aren't always sent as strongly as messages about achievement and success, and that has implications for how women eventually work, live, and parent.

Can Delegation Kill?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 12.28.2014 | Home
Marshall Goldsmith

With input, you can delegate with your eyes wide open. Delegation won't blindly kill -- instead it will appropriately breathe new life into an organization and build morale, careers and a company.

What's Love Got to Do With It?

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 06.19.2014 | Home
Kathleen P. Enright

I was struck by a question from Curtis Ogden of Interaction Institute for Social Change which boiled down to "What's love got to do with it?" As it turns out, when making a connection between values and practices, love can play a central role.

Leadership Ascension Embodies Ridding Negative Learned Behavior

Shanna B. Van Ness | Posted 04.09.2014 | Home
Shanna B. Van Ness

Assessing my own behaviors were essential to growth and once identified, strategically assessing their value followed because the ultimate goal is to maintain a continuous and successful escalation.

How a Recession and a Myth Revealed What We Already Knew

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 11.24.2013 | Home
Kathleen P. Enright

Facing increased demand for services, nonprofits with limited resources did the best they could to stretch those dollars further, and many funders stepped in with emergency stopgap resources to help.

Effective Leaders Build Success-Driven Teams: Lead With Three C's

Shanna B. Van Ness | Posted 09.22.2013 | Home
Shanna B. Van Ness

Recently, I asked myself a serious question about my career: "Is it professionally healthy to remain a boss, or is it time to stand up and be leader?"

"Fearless Philanthropy: Reaching Out, Taking Risks and Achieving More": A Conversation with Jean Case

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 06.16.2013 | Home
Kathleen P. Enright

I had a chance to talk with Jean Case, CEO of the Case Foundation, about their commitment to make big bets, innovate, learn from failure, collaborate and do it all with a sense of urgency.

Scaling Community Solutions: Reflecting on the Social Innovation Fund With Paul Carttar

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 03.26.2013 | Home
Kathleen P. Enright

In the face of continuing cutbacks from government austerity measures, many nonprofits and their grantmaker partners are exploring ways to increase their impact and most effectively invest their resources in communities.

The King of Home Offices 2: The Effective (Barefoot) Executive

Ed Zitron | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Zitron

In a brutally busy city like New York, you need all the time you can get, and that requires one thing -- efficiency.