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  • Inspiring Professional Books: Think Differently about your Career & Life
    What’s next for you and your career? Are you thinking about a new direction? Are you feeling “stuck” and want some help thinking outside the box? Maybe you know it’s time for something new but you need inspiration to be brave enough for that first step? When I quit my “real jobs” and decided to …
  • A Nonprofit Organizational Assessment: How it can Improve your Operation
    Like any organization, nonprofits must adapt in order to continue to serve their mission and their constituents. But, nonprofits sometimes face resistance to change based on their unique mission-driven status. An “originalist” standpoint on the mission might make it hard to convince folks that a new mission is needed; board members who joined during an …
  • Let’s Stop Having Pointless Meetings
    When I ask friends and colleagues what bugs them about meetings they attend, the most common answer I get is pointless meetings – or “meeting just for the sake of meeting.” They don’t understand why they have to attend meetings at which there is no clear agenda or goal. Frankly, I don’t blame them. One …
  • Managing Time at Meetings: Why it Matters & How to do it
    I’m going to start this article on managing time at meetings with a strong statement: wasting other people’s time is disrespectful, and we do it all the time at meetings. In fact, I would argue that feeling your time was wasted is one of the biggest reasons that people hate meetings; they could have been …
  • Hosting a Post-Pandemic Re-Entry Retreat
    If the pandemic forced your staff to work remotely, the adjustment back to working together (when it is safe to do so) may feel strange. Folks have fallen into new habits, schedules have changed, and our ways of communicating have adjusted. Some of those changes are for the better, and a hybrid workplace may be …