Sometimes the most influential individuals in an organization are not the senior executives. In our knowledge-based economy, we have seen hierarchies break down, and functional leaders have a greater ability to influence change. Who has the ‘real’ power in your organization?
As a manager…get used to the fact that you may have to say “no,” even when you want to say “yes.”
Your employees are listening to every word you say, and it impacts the way they behave and their productivity.
You might think that scheduling regular one-on-one meetings with the people who report to you could be a waste of time. Actually, they might be a time saver.
Would your employees say that there is a positive workplace culture in the office? There are ways you, as a manager, can improve the mood and increase productivity.
It’s hard to believe that we are still discussing discrepancies in salaries between men and women. But research shows that it is still a problem in the workplace. Here are some ideas for closing the gap.
Is the job you have today, the job you want 3 years from now? When you think about your ‘dream’ job, do you have a plan on how you will get there? Let’s look at some of the reasons why you need to have thought through your career path before you apply for your next job.
Anyone laid off due to the economic downturn triggered by the coronavirus may be concerned about their employment prospects. Similarly, if you aren’t happy in your current position, you may fear that you are now stuck. While the job market is still tight, certain fields are beginning to open up as organizations are prepared to move forward and hire for critical positions.
Companies are beginning to hire again, but the process has changed. From online applications to Zoom interviews, you have to be prepared for this new reality. But it won’t really matter unless you have a strategy for finding your next job.
As employees continue to work from home, there are things leaders can do to keep their staff motivated. Here are 4 tips for managers to consider.
As more and more employees return to their offices after many months away due to the COVID virus, it is essential to consider how it can be done safely. Today we look at information you need before your staff heads back to the office.
We are starting to hear of more instances where companies are getting ready to bring their workers back to their offices. While others are thinking about letting everyone work from home……or maybe a mix of the two approaches. There’s a good chance that since you’ve been working from home…..your approach to work has changed a bit.
Tiger Wood had a coach at the height of his career. Working with someone who can be objective about your skills can be helpful in making you become a better manager and leader, plus being more productive. Today, we explore why this is true and what to look for in a coach.
How will your boss measure your performance when you have spent most of the last year working from home? Here are some proactive things you can do to demonstrate your value to your organization.
Even in ‘normal’ times, performance evaluations are not very popular. Here’s some advice for how employers may want to handle the process during these challenging times.
Leaders spend most of their days communicating with different stakeholders. Yet many employees complain that the directions they get from their bosses are often unclear. Moreover, even if the instructions are clear, sometimes expectations are vague.
If I were to ask the people you supervise or work with to assess the level of your integrity what would they say? Leaders have a high level of integrity. Here are 5 ways you can demonstrate your integrity every day.
Are you an on-time person? Are you regularly ‘fashionably late?” Or, are you just chronically late? Here are some tips so that you are never late again.
A new report indicates that nonprofits need to find ways of getting potential donors to spend more time on their websites. It’s a pathway to future contributions.
I used to forget a lot of things until I adopted the habit of writing things down. On this edition of LEADERSHIP PLUS, I describe how I have adapted David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” methodology into my daily routine.
The heads of nonprofits should know their major donors. People want to know the people behind the organizations they want to support. If executives are able to build an honest relationship with their donors, it will be easier to ask for financial support in the future.
On this edition of LEADERSHIP PLUS, we answer commonly asked questions: How to handle a micromanaging boss, how to avoid getting bogged down with emails, prepare for the most important question in a job interview, and how to stay productive while working from home?
“Every idea you have and everything you need to do should be written down.” That’s the subject of today’s LEADERSHIP PLUS.
Evernote is a powerful online tool that will help increase your productivity by allowing you to keep your notes and files in one place, searchable and sharable. In part 1 of this introductory series, we show you how to get started and how to use notebooks within Evernote.
In his book “Getting Things Done”, productivity guru David Allen discusses the benefits of putting everything that you are thinking about, or have to do, on lists. One of them is the “Someday Maybe List.” It is for things that you want to do in the future. In this conversation, Allen tells Dave Edwards how to keep it from becoming your ‘good intentions’ list.
Since the onset of the Coronavirus, your staff has been working from home. What happens after everyone has been vaccinated? What if your staff still wants to work from home? Here are some things to consider.
Managing multiple projects at the same time can be stressful. But there are ways in which you can keep them moving forward without losing your sanity.
Do you find it hard to focus while working from home during Covid-19. Is work blending into your home life? Productivity expert David Allen shares his thoughts with Dave Edwards.
My world changed when I read the phrase, “Your brain is for having ideas, not holding ideas.”
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.
On this LEADERSHIP PLUS, we explore a more effective fundraising method that will help your nonprofit succeed.
When it comes to destroying your productivity, text messages are becoming the new email.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today on Leadership Plus, how do you engage participants in an online meeting who are not paying attention?
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.
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?
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.
Today on Leadership Plus, how a little 3″ x 5″ card holds me accountable like a long list of tasks never would.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Are you chronically late for appointments? It can negatively impact the way people perceive you and may not want to do business with you. Here are five simple steps so that you will never be late again.