The Importance of the Team

What is a team? It seems like a simple question, almost to the point of ridiculousness. But what are the qualities that define a great team? Trust? Chemistry? Ability? Everyone’s gone through a team-building exercise at least once or twice, but what’s the point? The concept of the team is more than just a feel-good…

The Right Leader for Non-profits

Managing the Leader’s Transition Picture this.  You’ve just been appointed the Board Chair for a respected and beloved non-profit organization in your community.  You’ve envisioned a year worth of comfortable meetings to discuss how to improve and grow your great services.  And then, one day you receive a call from the organization’s Executive Director –…

How Executive Search Consultants can Help Find Your Next Leader

One of the most important and daunting responsibilities of nonprofit governing boards is finding a new leader for the nonprofit organization. Your board must build consensus on what they need in a leader, and then conduct the search itself, which can involve weeks of candidate communication and interviews. What’s more, all of this is in…

Leadership in a VUCA World

“If we want things to stay as they are, everything will have to change.” From The Leopard, a novel by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa that chronicles the changes in Sicilian life and society during the Risorgimento If you haven’t heard of VUCA yet you’ve got some learning to do! The idea of VUCA was introduced…

5 Tips to Help Motivate Your Leadership Team

You have a leadership team with tremendous potential, but maybe you’ve noticed they may have gone a bit stagnant in growing and developing as leaders. You might be thinking you need to find some new and creative ways to motivate and inspire them, so they can then encourage their teams to work in ways that…

Who is Your Frances Frei?

Uber’s been in the news a lot lately. And not in a good way. Seems some employees have expressed concern about improper behavior – most notably sexual harassment. Business people everywhere are watching Uber’s woes in the same manner that we gawk at the terrible accident on the freeway – searching for the reason why…

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