Sue Sandler

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New study delves into what makes a great leader

According to a new study by Dina Krasikova, assistant professor of management at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), the key to a …

5 Universal Truths Successful Leaders Live By

In a Gallup survey of more than 7,200 adults, nearly half of the participants admitted they have left a job to get away from their manager. It’s an …

8 Philanthropy Trends to Watch in 2016

A review of philanthropy trends and nonprofit fundraising data that will impact non profit fundraisers and capital campaigns in the coming year.

Trends

Nonprofit Software Built To Manage Donors Better

We know nonprofit employees struggle with managing donors easily and effectively, and ultimately believe that it shouldn’t be so hard to do good. We …

The Myth of the Top Management Team

Companies all across the economic spectrum are making use of teams. Self-directed work teams, product design teams, sales account teams, cross-functional teams, process redesign teams—you name it, you are likely to find it. And you are just as likely to find the group at the very top of an …

Create a Conversation, Not a Presentation

Nicholas Blechman for HBR<p>When I worked as a consultant, I was perennially guilty of “the great unveil” in presentations—that tendency to want to save key findings for the last moment and then reveal them, expecting a satisfying moment of awe. My team and I would work tirelessly to drive to the …

Most Charities Shouldn’t Evaluate Their Work: Part One (SSIR)

Most “evaluations” of charities’ work are done by the charities themselves and are a waste of time. Perhaps this is a surprising view for an advocate …

The Best Address Book App for iPhone

We’ve seen a ton of address book apps for the iPhone, but most have struggled because they rely on social network integration that tends to break …

This USB Hub Includes Your Too-Thin Laptop's Missing Ethernet Port

The world is overflowing with USB hubs and USB ethernet adapters, but this one will act as both. If you own a MacBook or a similar ultra-thin laptop …

Raspberry Pi

How to Set Up an Accountability Group and Get Serious Results

You’re working on a big project. It’s taking weeks. Even months. And you’re going it alone.<p>At first, you were excited. Jazzed. You poured energy and …

Self-help

25 Books That Will Teach You The Most Powerful Leadership Lessons Ever

You’ve heard the old saying right?<p>“All great leaders are readers.”<p>… Well, it’s true. And I’m reminded of it at least once a week, when I interview an …

Self-improvement

12 Signs You Care Too Much About What Others Think of You (and what to do about it.)

Years ago, I missed the bus. On purpose.<p>And even though I could do a quick sprint and catch the bus on time – I chose not to.<p>Because I could already …

How to Create Bulletproof Knowledge

Have you ever noticed that whenever a favorite song of yours comes on the radio, memories from what you were doing then flood back to you at that …

How To Tap Into Your Inner Genius

We all have the capacity to learn and be creative. The difference between the best and the rest is that those who learn how to nurture and think with …

3 Methods To Help You Overcome Procrastination (finally)

Here’s an example of a reason I always used to come up with to rationalize my procrastination problem: “I’m a perfectionist” or, “it’s gotta be …

3 Steps to Stopping Self-Blame in its Tracks

It sucks right?! You know on some level it’s probably not your fault at all, but the moment that person said or did XYZ your heart plummeted straight …

3 Simple Ways to Control Your Emotions in the Moment

Maybe this has happened to you.<p>You’re doing something important, like being interviewed for a new job, preparing for a presentation, or even on your …

Emotional Intelligence

Nonprofit Boards Prepare -- The Millennial Workforce Is Coming!

In January, I presented a well-viewed post on the potential impact on the nonprofit board if a new CEO is a millennial -- born roughly between 1980 and 2000. (http://huff.to/1zMGi9N) This current post broadens the discussion. Unlike for-profit directors, nonprofit directors are more likely to have …

David Larcker: Nonprofit Boards Fall Short

A new survey shows many lack skills, engagement to effectively oversee organizations.<p>A new survey supports a long-held hypothesis that many nonprofit …

Management

Why Female CEOs Thrive In Nonprofits

Will we have fewer female CEOs in the future? That is what a new study by the talent management firm Saba and WorkplaceTrends.com suggests. It found that people who identified as female and/or as a millennial lagged behind those who identified as male and/or a generation Xer in their aspiration to …

Nonprofits

Reinventing Performance Management

At Deloitte we’re redesigning our performance management system. This may not surprise you. Like many other companies, we realize that our current process for evaluating the work of our people—and then training them, promoting them, and paying them accordingly—is increasingly out of step with our …

Most HR Data Is Bad Data

How good a rater do you think you are? If you were my manager and you watched my performance for an entire year, how accurate do you think your ratings of me would be on attributes such as my “promotability” or “potential?”<p>How about more specific attributes such as my customer focus or my learning …

This is what your brain looks like during an orgasm

Orgasms are a truly altered, if fleeting, state of consciousness. And most people (though not all) experience them somewhat regularly.<p>So it's a bit surprising how seldom we talk about orgasms publicly — and scientifically, how little we know about them.<p>researchers have asked people to lie in mri …

Teaching and Learning News provide by Expert Educational Consultants

Author Dan November<p>Posted May. 8, 2017<p>Author: Dan November <br>Posted: May. 8, 2017<p>Only listen to this podcast if you want your mind blown about how we …

Why I Participated in Bizwomen Mentoring Monday

I can't remember exactly when it started, but at some point this last year, I started receiving emails from complete strangers who hoped that somehow a few moments of my time might help them with the next step towards their own dreams and goals. At first, I replied to every single email that …

The Art of Giving and Receiving Advice

Seeking and giving advice are central to effective leadership and decision making. Yet managers seldom view them as practical skills they can learn and improve. Receiving guidance is often seen as the passive consumption of wisdom. And advising is typically treated as a matter of “good …

The Best Hotel Alternatives (Besides Airbnb)

Airbnb has grown to be the most popular alternative to a traditional hotel, but there are other options out there. Here are a few services that share …

The Top 22 Online Resources Named by 500+ Entrepreneurs

More than 500 top entrepreneurs were asked for their favorite online resources, and these are the most popular results.<p>You'll find some familiar faces in here, including Twitter, Google, and Facebook, but be on the lookout for some lesser-known tools as well.<p>And if you're interested in the full …