Motivate or Medicate: Getting staff to do what you want!

Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Motivating others is like forecasting the weather. You have no idea what may help you prepare or whether you'll soon be struck by lightning. For that reason, we should never try to “motivate”, but instead to have a deeper understanding of individual needs and putting the right factors in place. True achievers... (continued)

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Leadership Insights Report for Up-and-Coming Professionals

Follow this link to download a FREE report with the results of a survey conducted by BraveShift to experienced social sector leaders. We asked just one question, "What is the #1 thing up-and-coming social sector leaders must know to be successful?" Interesting results!

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Leading the Music of Your Nonprofit: A Discussion Starter

In these one-page Jazzthink Thought Provokers for Nonprofits, Dr. Brian Fraser draws on the workings and wisdom of jazz to spark conversations among nonprofit board members, staff, and volunteers about ways to improve their contributions to the effectiveness of their organizations.

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The 7 Elements of Team Success

This article on teamwork has been the most viewed among my articles on E-Zine Articles over the past couples of years. It summarizes the wisdom of Frank Barrett, one of the pioneers in connecting jazz with organizational performance, about the ways in which the dynamics of jazz parallel the necessities of organizational... (continued)

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Snowflake LLC

You need to deliver on your mission... and keep delivering, over and over. You need to operate at an affordable, sustainable cost. If you can save, you can re-invest, and if you can generate more, you can accomplish more. It's more than possible through "creative integration" - understanding how the elements of your... (continued)

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How Leaders Can Address Staff Development Challenges

Staff Development Challenges

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Seven Documents Every Development Office Needs

With these seven documents you'll be able to start fundraising.

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Action Planning: Developing the Tactics for the Strategy

This easy-to-use guide, takes you through creating detailed action plans for the significant
strategic priorities or initiatives, that result from the strategic planning process. A sample action plan is included.

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The Power of Improvisation in Organizations: A Discussion Starter

Frank Barrett is one of the pioneers in applying the wisdom and workings of jazz to organizations. This is a one-page summary of the wisdom in his 1998 article, "Creativity and Improvisation in Jazz and organization," published in Organizational Science, 9(1998)5:605-622.

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Is Leadership Coaching Right for Us?

Wed, Mar 05, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Professional leadership coaching is becoming increasingly familiar to—if not yet commonly used in—the nonprofit sector. While some very small organizations may indeed not be able to afford leadership coaching, many more nonprofits may decline to use coaching mainly out of uncertainty about whether coaching is really an... (continued)

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