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Managing the Board – Connecting Passion,

Managing the Board – Connecting Passion, Purpose and Best Practices

Many of us want to give back to society, perhaps to a cause that has touched our family or friends. Being on a Board offers us the chance to leverage and hone our business skills. We can share our marketing, accounting, academic, or legal mind, maybe get some experience in strategic planning, or general management […]

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A path to greater efficiency and reduced...

A path to greater efficiency and reduced burnout?

You’ve likely heard of Fortune’s “Great Places to Work” list, or similar.  Increasingly, business and non profit management leaders are discussing how to increase innovation and reduce employee turnover and training costs… by keeping employees excited about their work and workplace.  There are observed positive ripple effects from happy employees — greater creativity, willingness to […]

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3 of 3. Organizational Culture, burnout...

3 of 3.  Organizational Culture, burnout, and performance metrics –  Some Nitty Gritty to Implement Rich Goals and Culture

In part three of this series, we discuss details of the strategic planning for and implementation of this multi-faceted, goal-oriented culture.  Employees in all sectors, but especially the societal improvement space are often overwhelmed by large goals. They are under-resourced and are burning out. In this three-part blog series, we are discussing the issues and […]

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2 of 3. Organizational Culture, burnout...

2 of 3.  Organizational Culture, burnout, and performance metrics – Creating a More Long-Term Effective Culture

In part two of this series, we discuss shifting to a culture which is goal-oriented, long-term focused, and work-life-balanced. Employees in all sectors, but especially the societal improvement space are often overwhelmed by large goals. They are under-resourced and are burning out. In this three-part blog series, we discuss the issues and how to begin […]

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1 of 3. Organizational culture, burnout ...

1 of 3. Organizational culture, burnout and performance metrics – What is Happening?

I was having dinner with a friend the other day and he spoke about  loving his organization but that the frenetic pace, tactical focus, heavy workload and lack of recognition were pushing him to burnout.  We spoke about the leaders’ management styles, inter-personal dynamics among staff, important vs urgent deadlines, strategic vision of the organization, […]

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