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Q&A: Boosting Board Engagement

Newsletter,Non-profits

Q: Our Board members are not engaged. They seem to think Board meetings are more of a social time than a productive time. Committee meetings are not attended. – Daniel, Nonprofit Director A: There are so many reasons for lack of board engagement. To answer this question specific to your board it would be important…

Q&A: Hiring New Employees

Newsletter,Q&A

Q:  We know we hire experienced staff, which permits us to limit our training and have a strong team player when they start with the company. We give all our employees the same orientation however; our new hire turnover rate is higher than expected. Once an employee has been on the job for a year…

Communicate Effectively by Understanding Your Strengths

Newsletter,Leadership Coaching

Learning to identify different communication styles is essential if we want to develop effective communication skills. Knowing yourself first is critical to effectively communicating with others. Once you have learned your strong attributes, you will better understand and appreciate others. Learning who you are will assist in speaking with others and meeting “their” communication needs.…

Board Room: Assess your board of directors for future success

Newsletter,Board of Directors Tips

Nonprofit board assessment will provide a better understanding of board and committee performance responsibilities and priorities for board activities going forward. A board assessment is designed to identify the areas of strong board performance and areas that need development, identify priority areas for the board to focus on over the next 1 or 2 years…

Q&A: Delegation

Newsletter,Q&A

Q: I have difficulty delegating because I want it done my way and it takes too much time to show someone else how to do it. Can you give me some tips on how to delegate? – Sandy, Financial Industry A: Success is achieved through successful delegation. You train others to do new things and…