How to Move From a For-Profit to Nonprofit Career Successfully

Women on Business

NEWS AND INSIGHTS UPDATE: If you want to transition from a career in for-profit companies to non-profit organizations, then you need to prepare yourself mentally for the change you’ll see in your paycheck, environment, and more. Betsy Baker offers several tips to help you make the move successfully on Opportunity Knocks: Hours. There are special events, grant application deadlines, and other unusual circumstances that often lead to hours outside of 9-5.”

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Advice from Wharton Women in Business on How to Build Your Career

Women on Business

” –Kimberly Kitchings, vice president of corporate and strategic planning program metrics for Cotton Inc. Whether it’s a three-hour client meeting or I’m at a dinner party and I’m sitting next to someone interesting who I would … like to develop a relationship with, I will send myself emails. “It’s really OK to ask. Because we’re usually afraid to do ‘the ask.’”

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Developing Leaders to Drive Business Results

Coaching Tip

Highly effective leadership is needed throughout every organization, from the first-level managers to the CEO. The chief human resources officer must take the lead in developing leadership programs, processes, and events to ensure that leaders are ready and effective.

Alternative Development Best Practice 2 – Organizationally Developed Options

Strategy Driven

It’s hard to find an executive who doesn’t believe that his or her people are significant assets and a competitive advantage for the company. Why then are so few employees involved in the strategic planning process?

Seven Leadership Disciplines

Coaching Tip

Jeff Wolf's well-crafted book, "SEVEN DISCIPLINES OF A LEADER" provides the skills needed from within and shows how to seamlessly transfer them into actions with practical applications. The "SEVEN DISCIPLINES OF A LEADER" details how to: Emulate leaders whose behaviors foster open, two-way communication with the team. Identify how ego gets in the way of effectiveness. Learn to borrow leadership attributes from situations. Managing a Successful Career.

Think Rhythm: Put Thinking Time to Work

Coaching Tip

We are expected to accomplish a great deal in today''s 24/7 world. . We make cell phone calls to schedule appointments when caught in traffic. While waiting for dinner to cook, we help kids with their math and jot down a list of things to do the next day.

10 Great Leadership Quotes (And How To Use Them To Inspire Your Team)

Terry Starbucker

He was a brilliant man who could really “bring it” in his public speeches – an ability to rally people behind him by using eloquent words and fierce passion. To him he is always doing both” — James Michener. You know you will never get to the end of the journey.

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Key Strategic Action Questions

Strategy Driven

Leaders can sometimes get sidelined and stuck in a rut by focusing too much on tactics rather than strategies, and on what happened yesterday rather than what needs to happen tomorrow and the many tomorrows to come. Questions to Answer. What legacy do you want to leave?

The Big Picture of Business – Doing Your Best Work on Deadlines: Mobilizing the Energy for Best Business Success

Strategy Driven

It seemingly looks the same each day but sheds leaves, lets its limbs rot and applies “band-aid surgery” to its branches late in life. None of the limbs and twigs on each branch (staff-consultants) provide all nourishment required to breed a healthy tree (company).

The Big Picture of Business – How and When to Collaborate, for Best Business Advantage.

Strategy Driven

This article is a follow-up to my last column, “Collaborations, Partnering and Joint-Venturing.”. Situations Which Call for Teams to Collaborate. Few participants are taught how to best utilize each other's respective expertise. Desire to Create New Products and Services.

The Big Picture of Business – Tribute to Dick Clark

Strategy Driven

Motivating pop culture piece designed to foster better, more successful companies. I started out my career by aspiring to be like Dick Clark. Thanks to great mentors, I learned to be my own best self, a visionary thinker and a repository of great case studies.

20 Interesting Behaviors of Strategy Tourist

Strategy Driven

Let me start by reassuring you: the chances that you are a strategy tourist are close to zero. They are easily recognizable by the following characteristics: They love big words to make themselves sound more important. They like to restart a new strategy exercise every year.

What Really is The Big Picture of Business

Strategy Driven

The biggest problem with business, in a one-sentence capsule, is: People exhibit misplaced priorities and impatience… seeking profit and power, possessing unrealistic views of purpose, and not fully willing to do the things necessary to sustain orderly growth and long-term success.

Tough Times Never Last. Tough People Do.

Rich Gee Group

I run a high-performance peer-advisory group — a great bunch of people who know what they want and know how to get it. Then one person said, “And this is the time to go for the gold. To think big. There is an end to the economic instability.

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Follow the Green Lights – Small Business Success is a Mixture of Strategy and Intuition

Strategy Driven

It is not always easy to balance the demands of business ownership and living a powerful purpose driven life. To have the best of both we have to rely on our resources, our experience, our talents, skills, and take advantage of all our opportunities. To succeed as a small business, simply engage a few basic strategies and follow the ‘green lights’ Of the approximately 543,000 new small businesses that start each month, only 50% will survive 5 or more years.

The Big Picture of Business: Institutional Reviews Help Public Companies to Learn from the Downturn and Move Forward

Strategy Driven

An Institutional Review is a look at activities that contribute to an organization’s success and well-being. This transcends a traditional audit and identifies factors that already contribute well to the organization, rather than simply looking for ways to cut, curtail or penalize.

The Big Picture of Business: Been There, Done That

Strategy Driven

How to Pick the Right Consultants for Your Company. It seemingly looks the same each day but sheds leaves, lets its limbs rot and applies “band-aid surgery” to its branches late in life. Failure to create service area niches and target clients.

The Big Picture of Business: Leadership for the New Order of Business Part 1

Strategy Driven

Last month, there were two of my columns on defining and recognizing what contributes to a Body of Work. It seemingly looks the same each day but sheds leaves, lets its limbs rot and applies “band-aid surgery&# to its branches late in life. They have to be nurtured.

The Big Picture of Business – Fine Wine, Aged Cheese and Valuable Antiques: Part II

Strategy Driven

The successful professional person takes the time and appropriates the resources to develop a Body of Work, rather than just hold jobs. It seemingly looks the same each day but sheds leaves, lets its limbs rot and applies “band-aid surgery&# to its branches late in life.

How The Best Leaders Are Already Planning Past The Crisis

Lead from Within

They need to immediately begin looking ahead and planning for the future to make sure they’re prepared for what comes next—even if they have no idea what shape it will take. Here’s how you can emulate the best leaders in planning through crisis.

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Guardrails: Keep Your Projects Out of the Weeds

Strategy Driven

It would be all too easy to run off the road and find yourself hurt and way off the fast track to your end destination. Business is a fast and zigzagging road – a road that needs guardrails to keep businesses and projects on track. How will you get there?

How To Help Your Employees Click More At Work

Eric Jacobson

skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome! This blogs tips and ideas are perfect for managers and leaders of all types of small to large businesses and nonprofit organizations. Are You Doing All You Can To Retain Your Employees.

The Boomers are Leaving! – How to Create and Implement a Knowledge.

Strategy Driven

How to Create and Implement a Knowledge Transfer Program, part 1 Posted by Ken Ball and Gina Gotsill on November 10, 2010 · 2 Comments The clock is ticking: next year, in 2011, the oldest of the 76 million Baby Boomers turn 65. What’s a manager or executive to do?

10 Powerful Ways You Can Be a Successful Leader

Lead from Within

These are times that call for great leaders–people who are confident and courageous, certain in their leadership–to show us the way. It’s not easy, but if we can learn to follow their example we too can separate ourselves from the pack. Here are 10 powerful ways to become a successful leader: 1. Articulate your vision to others. They freely share their leadership with those who look to them for guidance and support. Think strategically.

From the Rubble of Dreams: Resilience to Be Reborn

Lead Change Blog

At 5:50 AM on Feb 2, 2020, flames leapt from the 26,000 square foot building of a non-profit that provided training and work attire to over 105,000 job seekers in Orange County, CA, in their first 30 years. Yet while all physical assets had turned to cinders, founder and CEO Jerri Rosen was devastated but determined. “We My brothers and I volunteered to sort clothes hanging on racks. Others went to work locating office supplies and computers.

February 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the February 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, team building, and more. Jeff writes: “As I think about all of the relationships of my life, power seems to have a major role. Diana explains: “The ability to delegate is a key leadership competency. Key to the successful communication is checking for understanding.”

May 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the May 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Laura shares: “These days, even extroverts may feel what I call ‘online fatigue’ in the wake of extra online meetings to align and ‘connect’ with the team. Not so, according to astronaut Chris Hadfield.”

6 Mantras That Will Set You Apart as a Genuine Leader

Lead from Within

At the beginning of an enterprise, you may be looking to others to set an example you can follow–which is normal human behavior in any new situation. Your real value as a leader will come when you begin to build on those traits and define the things that will set you apart from the rest. Here are some thoughts to help launch you toward your own leadership league: 1. Your strategic plan is worthless unless you have a strategic vision.

Highlighting Our January 2017 Sponsor: Bill Treasurer

Lead Change Blog

We are elated to have the Bill Treasurer as our Lead Change Group sponsor for January 2017! This month, Bill will be releasing his latest book, A Leadership Kick in the Ass: How to Learn from Rough Landings, Blunders, and Missteps.

The UK’s Snap Election Reminds Us That Proposing a Change Forces People to Ask New Questions About You

Harvard Business Review

She had hoped to increase her power in Parliament from a slim majority of 330 seats — a mere four seats above a majority — to something in the range of 380 seats. Instead, her party dropped 12 seats and will now be forming a painful minority government at a time of great political turmoil due to Brexit. No, the lesson is to take a customer-centric perspective on risk to avoid exposing yourself to risks that you didn’t contemplate.

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February 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the February Leadership Development Carnival! Jesse Lyn Stoner of Seapoint Center provided How to Make an Effective Apology and Restore Trust and Your Credibility. Take a look at the interaction patterns around you to see the stage your team or organization is at.

Why the First and Most Important Person You Need to Lead Is Yourself

Lead from Within

Every business needs a leader who can cultivate a compelling vision, define a strategic plan, develop change management, lead employees, and inspire commitment among his or her people. I have found in my many years as a coach to top leaders that if people are going to be successful and skillful at leadership, they must first become a leader who leads from within. Here are nine skills to sharpen if you want to be a successful leader: 1. Continue to learn.

How Successful Leaders Make it to The Top

Lead from Within

Not all leaders aspire to the executive level, but lots of them do. Whatever your motivation, if you’re among those who aim for the highest positions you need to know that it’s not going to happen on its own. Learn to make the most of your network.

How to Make a Great First Impression

Harvard Business Review

The saying “You only have one chance to make a first impression” holds true in many situations, from job interviews to sales calls. How can you make sure that you start off on the right foot in any of these scenarios? And what’s the best way to follow up? First impressions matter so much because they happen fast, and they are stubborn , says Whitney Johnson , the author of Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work.

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January 2016 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the January 2016 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! Why would a year be dedicated to a beans? It has to do with making sure everyone worldwide gets fed. We appreciate how each of you does your share to “feed” and inspire leaders.

How Good Are You in Managing Office Politics?

Coaching Tip

“Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.” Plato (paraphrased). In today''s hyper-competitive job market, you have to be hardworking, smart and educated, but you also have to be politically astute. Chapter 25 of " When Doing It All Won''t Do: A Self-Coaching Guide for Career Women " agrees that tales of political sabotage, power plays and turf wars are part of every organization’s history.

13 Secrets to Being Super Successful

Lead from Within

Super successful people understand that there are traits, behaviors, and actions they must take in order to succeed. Their thinking is, “I will do what it takes to get to where I want to go” They know success doesn’t come to them. They have to go out and get it for themselves. Here are 13 ways super successful people manage to be so successful. Make it a point to speak what’s on your mind without fear of judgment.

What is Your Company’s Human Operating System?

N2Growth Blog

You’d be able to tell me what it does and why it’s important. But, if I asked you how. The answers on “ how ” a business does what it does lies in its unique combination of systems that governs how it executes its mission. I like to call this collection of systems the organization’s “ Human Operating System.” Work Design Systems – These systems define how your business is organized.

How Strategic Agility Can Lead to Denial

Harvard Business Review

We don’t have to worry. Let’s stick to our knitting.”. I was thinking how to respond to this when a second hand went up and the speaker said, something like, “Look, this is a problem, but it’s a very old problem. We’re going to be fine.”. Return to your stations.”. We need to redouble our efforts and we can wrestle this sucker to the ground.”. A little tinkering and we are good to go.”. I don’t want to be smug.

April 2015 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the April 2015 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival. No matter how much research you do or how fervently you hope for a certain outcome, reality tends to dish out different outcomes sometimes than the ones we want or hope for. Read this to change that.

Finding Strategy Jobs in London

Strategy Driven

As you may know, a career in strategy or strategic planning implies you helping a corporation design their road to profitability and growth while overcoming competition and constant change. You can start your career in strategy at!

Balance: The Business—Life Connection

Leading Blog

Cusumano reflects on his five careers as the lead singer of a rock band, an Exxon research scientist and executive, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, a filmmaker and a luxury hotel owner. Through it all he points to people who helped him along the way and pointed him in the right direction. To find your passion and purpose, you have to answer four questions: 1. What do I love to do so much so that time passes incredibly quickly? In Balance , James A.

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4 Ways to Fail at Failing

Strategy Driven

But most companies I work with fall victim to one or more of these barriers to making the most of the failures they have. Discovery-Driven Growth : A Breakthrough Process to Reduce Risk and Seize Opportunity by Rita McGrath. Companies have long struggled to generate sustained profitable growth – and few have succeeded. Time after time, new initiatives and projects are rolled out with great fanfare only to end up abandoned and dubbed expensive flops.