From category archives: Reflect

Leadership

6 Ways You Can Stop Being a Ho-Hum Leader

6 Ways You Can Stop Being a Ho-Hum Leader

The Director sits back in the ergo-chair with a stack of papers on his tiny desk. Numerous small, pink sheets lie next to the scribble pad that say, “Please Return Call”. Eyes closed, the Director considers the latest of issues that had to be dealt with. This constant pull of attention keeps the Director away from non-emergent, but just as important tasks.Read more »
5 Reasons a Fundraising Coach Helps You Do More

5 Reasons a Fundraising Coach Helps You Do More

I thought a personal coach would help me to lose some much needed weight. After a few weeks, I thought, “This isn’t rocket science. I can do these exercises myself! Who needs a coach?” So I stopped using the coach and started exercising and coaching myself. Well, adding 30 pounds later, being a couch potato, eating junk, I found out that I really did need a coach. There are so many consultants available. We love to coach our clients so that they really do improve their perfor ...Read more »
Your Bad Time Management Is Hurting Your Organization

Your Bad Time Management Is Hurting Your Organization

I wanted to write a blog flowing with wonderful information on managing your time with tools you would happily implement. But, I can’t. I have visited too many organizations and worked with too many leaders—and messed up my own time management too many times to flippantly pass on this information. My friend, for your sake, and the sake of your staff and those you serve, I will give it to you straight. You will thank me…later. 1. Quit Putting Wood On Fires I hear this ove ...Read more »
How to Keep Your Board from Sinking Your Ship

How to Keep Your Board from Sinking Your Ship

You are a good leader. You have built your own capacity to lead your organization or ministry. You’ve trained your staff well and they feel passionate about the work. The people you service get quality care and help. You have vision and want to lead the organization as if you were a captain of a ship. You mapped out the direction to your destination and set course. But as you sail, you notice you’re moving in a slightly different direction than you want to go. You consider a course ...Read more »
5 Tips to Help You Focus When You Don't Have Time

5 Tips to Help You Focus When You Don't Have Time

Expecting to do all of the development work with little or no help? How about adding staff issues, office busy work, constant interruptions, and even your own idiosyncrasies that keep you from focusing.5 Tips to Help You Focus1. Invest Time in SupportersSupporters are just that—they support your organization. If you don’t invest time in finding out who they are and how they can help, they will keep tipping you instead of investing in your organization.2. Coach Your StaffYou will not know the pot ...Read more »
Avoid Exit Interview Criticism and Miss Valuable Growth Opportunities

Avoid Exit Interview Criticism and Miss Valuable Growth Opportunities

“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.” — Aristotle. Many of us avoid criticism because we’ve had bad experiences in the past. As a child, anger usually accompanied criticism. And I grew up to avoid conflict at any cost. In fact, I purposely tried to be invisible to avoid being noticed or eventually called out.As a leader, if you avoid criticism, you inadvertently avoid creativity, best practice, and even mission alignment. These essential leadership qualities must filter throu ...Read more »
How to Move Your Ministry from Struggling to Thriving

How to Move Your Ministry from Struggling to Thriving

You may have seen this scenario. You have two organizations in the same community, serving the same clientele. One is thriving, doing great, everyone knows about them. Then you have the other one. You can tell they struggle daily. What's the difference between the one that's thriving and the one that's not? Watch this video for insight into the difference between ministries that struggle and those that thrive. After watching the video, let's talk. Just request your Free Coaching Call >> ...Read more »
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