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I’m more tired than you are

In the past 9.5 years I’ve trained or assisted hundreds of organizations in 140 Canadian towns, approximately 20,000 nonprofit and charity leaders in all. And...

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Rediscover your leadership joy

The holidays are mostly behind us, "Blue Monday" is here.  Last year's problems still sit in our inbox and our Mission feels as far away...

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Courage: A Daily Necessity

There are certain words in the English language the meaning of which is only partially known because it has to be discovered through one’s own...

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The Real Results of Leadership

How do you know that you are an effective leader?  And, what behaviours will lead to the organizational results that you desire?  This short article highlights...

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dazzle your audience

Speeches, presentations and interviews are part of many EDs' jobs, although a part that few have trained for or enjoy.  Remember that the words are...

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Avoid micromanaging as a leader

Micromanagement can be a common tendency when we care greatly about our organization and its mission.  But, it can undermine and demotivate staff, lead to...

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Avoidance can slow your organization

Avoidance is an extremely common response to strategic initiatives that makes executives put off critical issues. To overcome it, look out for some crucial signs.

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Five mistakes of a young leader

Learning from our mistakes is good, and learning from others' mistakes is even better.  The author shares five mistakes from the early part of his...

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Steps to fundraising success

To avoid expensive and reputation-damaging failure, take steps to avoid these six common fundraising problems.

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Words to transform your organization

Small changes in the way you word common statements can have a profound impact on those you communicate with - and on yourself.  This article...

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