As a nonprofit leader, if you've ever felt the pressure to go it alone then I hope this week's question will help you explore a different (and less lonely) way to lead.
Being busy is so 2015. Today’s trend? Simplify. Declutter. Focus.
Less. Is. More.
Imagine that instead of having to do all the things to become a better leader, you could choose to do just one thing and achieve far greater results.
When you become a new parent you get a lot of advice. Now don’t get me wrong – some of the pieces of advice I’ve gotten over the past few months have been lifesavers. But nothing has been more valuable than the times when friends and family have held back on the advice and asked a question instead.
Sometimes I have to work on the weekend, and typically I’m not too stoked about it. But this upcoming weekend is a different story. On Sunday I’ll be spending the day with 27 incredible philanthropic leaders from across the country as I co-lead Exponent Philanthropy’s Coaching for Effective Philanthropy Program. During our time together, I’ll be supporting these funders to develop one skill that can transform the way they lead their foundations … Listening.
January is just around the corner, and New Year’s resolutions are in the air! If you’re a dedicated resolution-maker, I bet you already have some ideas about what you might do differently in 2014.
On Tuesday night I attended an event to hear Richard Fairbank, the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Capital One, talk firsthand about his business journey.
Raise your hand if you have tons of free time. You get into the office in the morning and don’t even know what to do with all of the time on your hands. Anyone?