We all try to remember too many things. As a result, we forget important items and get easily distracted. There is a way we can clear our minds for increased concentration.
When it is time to leave your current job, don’t jump. Develop a job search strategy.
By 2025, Millennials will represent 75% of the working population. How are you planning to keep them engaged and with your organization? Or, are you resigned to the fact that they will move on if they can find a job that pays more than you can afford? That’s the subject of today’s LEADERSHIP PLUS.
I’ve developed a system to keep track of tasks that I’ve assigned to others so that deadlines are kept. It’s also a good way of keeping tabs on promises that people make to me.
On this LEADERSHIP PLUS, we explore a more effective fundraising method that will help your nonprofit succeed.
A job can be like a relationship. If you don’t put in the work, it can grow stale. If you job no longer excites you and you are tempted to move on, think through some of these ideas.
If you don’t have time to read leadership books, but still want to be a great manager, I have ideas for you.
When it comes to destroying your productivity, text messages are becoming the new email.
Have you made a resolution to find a new job? Perhaps you are no longer satisfied with your current job, but are wondering if this is the time to launch a search for new employment? Before you take the next step, there are some questions you can ask yourself about whether this is the right time.
A Gallup poll that showed the main reason why people leave their jobs is that they don’t feel appreciated.
And yet, many managers spend a lot of time trying to improve a slacking employee while ignoring the top flight worker.
Even though 2020 was not the kind of year any of us had expected, I am truly honored by the number of people who I have gotten to work with and coach. I am grateful for the wonderful comments I have received on my blog, book, online course, and videos.
Today on LEADERSHIP PLUS, you may think something you say is funny, but the person on the receiving end may not. We explore how what you say at work, can get you in trouble and sideline your career.
Everyone wants to be respected, but you have to earn it. You can’t go to the store and buy a bucket of respect.
Today on Leadership Plus, while some struggle with the concept of cash reserves, nonprofit leadership always appreciates forward thinking during a time of crisis. You especially appreciate a strategy like this when you face a recession or even a pandemic and fundraising declines.
A new study reports on our use of teleconferences and email during the Coronavirus. There’s some good news….and some not-so-good news.
On this edition of LEADERSHIP PLUS, being an effective leader is not about writing memos, it is about showing your leadership through what you say and what you do. Consider the behaviors you want to exhibit to your team.
Here are 5 books on leadership that you might want to add to your library, or give as gifts, during this holiday season.
Today on LEADERSHIP PLUS, it seems like we all have too many things coming at us at once: emails, Slack, texts, and teleconferences. Here are some tips for getting it all under control.
Respect in the workplace is a two-way street. What happens when you face someone who never shows respect, or is insubordinate?
Today on Leadership Plus, how do you engage participants in an online meeting who are not paying attention?
Is your leadership style similar to Steve Jobs or Bill Gates? Both were very effective. A study shows lists the traits of exceptional leaders.
Today on LEADERSHIP PLUS, there’s an excellent chance that as a manager, you never thought you would be supervising employees who work remotely. But now you may need to adapt to the new reality brought about by Covid 19.
Warren Buffet was once asked about his keys to success. He said it was because he read 500 pages every day. He compared it to compound interest. The more you read, the more you learn. But how do you fit it into your busy schedule?
Today on Leadership Plus, I interview David Allen about his journey developing GTD ( Getting Things Done ), his creative pursuits, and what he’s working on at present. Hopefully, in the future, we will get a chance to talk more about productivity, but I thought that this was a great introduction to the genius of one of the top productivity gurus of our time.
While you and I don’t take our troops into battle, this is wise advice for everyone who wants to be an effective leader.
On this edition of LEADERSHIP PLUS, does your organization have a policy or practice that states when an employee is too sick they should stay home?
On this edition of LEADERSHIP PLUS, some tips for nonprofits on how they can succeed with grant writing despite having a small staff.
In this edition of LEADERSHIP PLUS, what if nonprofits focused on a unique experience related to their niche?
On this edition of LEADERSHIP PLUS, we explore the role of the non-profit’s executive director as a fundraiser. There is an old adage that people give money to people they like. Yes, they want to support the good work of an organization, but if they are not comfortable with the leaders and the vision of the group, they are less likely to make a major gift.
In this edition of LEADERSHIP PLUS, becoming a leader takes time and practice. It takes focus. It starts with a realization of the behaviors you need to embrace.
There is a great need for new managers in public media. Here are some things you will need to know.
Today on Leadership Plus, how a little 3″ x 5″ card holds me accountable like a long list of tasks never would.
“Authority is the delicate art of creating the appearance of power, legitimacy, and fairness while getting people to identify with you as a leader who is in their service.”
Dave Edwards was interviewed about how he stays productive for a segment on “GTD Connect”, the website which helps individuals be more productive using David Allen’s Getting Things Done methodology.
Sometimes new managers inherit a series of problems that have been left unsolved. That can be a challenge for experienced managers but especially challenging for those with limited experience.
A new book encourages entrepreneurial thinking and highlights 8 characteristics of problem-solving trailblazers.
On this LEADERSHIP PLUS, it is easy to say that managers should delegate projects to other staff members. But what if there is no one else available?
The leader of an organization is not just responsible for the financial bottom line. It’s also important to be thinking of ways to create a positive culture. Leaders know that this leads to retaining your best employees and recruiting the very best.
Today on LEADERSHIP PLUS, we learn lessons from the former CEO of Disney, Robert Iger.
Don’t underestimate how much capital you have – or could have. “There has been a shift in the way control is exhibited, and political capital is frequently more important than a person’s position on an organizational chart”
If someone put you in charge of your station today, would you know what to do? I sure didn’t when I got my first job as a general manager. Over 30 years, I made plenty of mistakes and enjoyed a fair amount of success. Here’s how you can avoid some of the mistakes I made.
On today’s LEADERSHIP PLUS we look at what you might expect during your first day on a new job. Where do you start? Your first day on the job will be hectic. How do you begin setting a good impression? Here are some ideas.
It’s not unusual for new managers in public media to feel a bit overwhelmed. But as I learned in over 30 years as a public radio manager, it can be exciting and give you a feeling that you are doing something to help your community. It can also be complex and challenging.
On this edition of LEADERSHIP PLUS, people are sometimes thrust into management roles without much training. Here are some things to think about if you are interested in a leadership role.
Get used to the fact that you may have to say “no,” even when you want to say “yes.”
Here’s a tip on how to be successful with your job hunt during the pandemic.
On this edition of LEADERSHIP PLUS, when tragedy strikes your organization, your MBA won’t help you unless you rely on your instincts as a leader as well as a compassionate human being.
Everyone can relate to the line, “One of the biggest mistakes we make during crucial conversations is thinking we have to choose between telling the truth and keeping our friends.” Here is a book with specific tips on how to be a better communicator and leader as we continue our series on learning from leaders.
Today on LEADERSHIP PLUS, Even board members who are not comfortable with fundraising can still do their part to help out a nonprofit organization.
On today’s LEADERSHIP PLUS, when tragedy strikes your organization, your MBA won’t help you unless you rely on your instincts as a leader as well as a compassionate human being.