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Facing a Changing Not-for-Profit World

A wise man once said there are three kinds of people who  either manage or are on boards of not-for-profit organizations:

  • Those who say “I see change is necessary and I will make it happen”.

  • Those who say ”I embrace those changes and I want to be part of what is happening”.

  • Those who say “what happened?!”

Unfortunately too many not-for-profit leaders are in the third category. This means they are always in reactive mode and frequently when it’s either too late or requires crisis action.

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Performance Leadership Through Accountability

During my career I spend a lot of time working on the subject of performance management. Most companies define performance management as a process to exit people out of the organization. I view performance management as the starting point to coach people to improve their performance and reach greatness.

Before and/or after the performance evaluation process you may benefit from figuring out whether the person has a willingness or ability to perform.

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