Do you have the team you need to implement your strategy? Far too many nonprofits look at their “Salary” budget line item as static. “This is all we can afford. We need to find the best person possible for this amount of money.” This folks, is NOT being strategic. Sometimes, a strategy calls for a certain kind of talent on the team. And oft times, a certain kind of … [Read more...] about Strategy & Salary
Are You a Sprint or Marathon Nonprofit?
Is your nonprofit running a Sprint or a Marathon? Beware – you might be running a Marathon as if you are running a Sprint. Here are a few questions you can answer that will tell you if your nonprofit is running a Sprint or Marathon: Is your staff compensated above the seventy-fifth percentile for their positions in comparable organizations? Do you regularly budget for and … [Read more...] about Are You a Sprint or Marathon Nonprofit?
Teach to Learn
How can you develop your natural talents to make you an even higher performer? A few blogs ago I went on and on about the idea that we can achieve exceptional personal performance by further developing our natural talents – even when we are already very good at something. People ask me – how can I do this? How do I get even better at something I am already very good … [Read more...] about Teach to Learn
Giving Purpose to Work
Companies across the globe are spending millions of dollars each year on this term we never really heard much about twenty years ago – “employee engagement.” Why is all this cash being targeted toward employee engagement? Because research done by The Gallup Organization and others has shown that engaged employees end up driving higher levels of profits. Engagement = Revenue … [Read more...] about Giving Purpose to Work
Leverage Your Talents & Soar!
For no commission whatsoever, I am recommending that you buy the book StrengthsFinder 2.0. That is, if you have not already. The book has been in the top ten in The Wall Street Journal list of top business books since it was published in 2007, and I recently saw it listed there in the #1 spot again. Why so popular? People are realizing that discovering and using our … [Read more...] about Leverage Your Talents & Soar!