Category Archives: Team Building

For-Profit Execs in the Non-Profit World: Culture Shock

A for-profit executive who thinks she/he can easily transition to become a non-profit executive usually does not appreciate the difference between these two worlds.  Two key differences are the difference in metrics and decision making styles. Financial bottom-line metrics are given less emphasis as performance metrics in a non-profit.  The financial regulations and various funder…
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Work Place Conflicts

Leaders of organizations are responsible for creating an environment where people thrive.  Disagreements, turf wars and even differences of opinion can lead to work place stress and unproductive teams. However, conflict is not necessarily negative; healthy, managed conflict is important for team effectiveness, innovation and positive results. As a leader, you need to model the…
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Feedback as a Gift

In our last newsletter we addressed the importance of providing quality feedback to positively impact individual, team and organizational performance. In this issue, we’d like to focus on receiving and accepting feedback as a gift…as an opportunity to grow. We all have behaviors that have become routine that may not be serving us well. We…
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The Essentials of Feedback

How do leaders inspire top performance in their employees? How do they generate enthusiasm, passion and true employee engagement in achieving and exceeding organizational goals? A starting point is for leaders to create clarity and alignment around organizational goals and objectives. This begins with each employee having a clear understanding of his/her job responsibilities. Research…
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