Tag: change management

Fueling Good

How to Get a Step Closer to the Best You

Reading Time: 5 minutes OK, time for a check-in. It’s mid-year, how are you doing for the resolution you have set in January? And if you are in need of some handles to begin to get yourself back on track, I do hope this article will help. I’ve pieced together some small changes you can start doing now to…
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What the Numbers Tell Us about Growing our Social Purpose Entities

Reading Time: 4 minutes Mention non-profit organizations and you would most definitely and naturally find the presence of a team of volunteers in them. But how do we make good sense of the role of volunteers in our non-profits and how do we strategically partner them to bring about growth in our organizations? These are the very questions we…
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Running Around, Running Aground

Reading Time: 2 minutes And just suddenly, one day, I was lying there in my bed, unable to move,” shared one. There I was, on my bathroom floor, at 2 am in the morning; cold, crying and wondering why I was in the state I was in,” shared another. I was angsty. I realized how work caused me to…
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Banding Together to Fight Burnout as a Community

Reading Time: 2 minutes Photos courtesy of Odyssey Dance Theatre “Burnout keeps us from thriving as a person. To prevent and address it, we need to call it out, deal with it and stop it from consuming us,” says James, Lead Thrive-Synergist and Founder of Emmaus Strategies, as he spent an evening with members from the community and shared…
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Organizational Success & its People

Reading Time: 3 minutes If your organization was a train, where would it be headed? Maintain an Edge While many organizations may struggle to create or maintain their edge by putting on market the most sought after product or services and/or by creating and enforcing the right strategy, I suggest that an organization’s success is fueled pretty much by…
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Learning from the Best Resignation Letter Ever Written

Reading Time: 5 minutes Refinery29 dubbed it the “Best Resignation Letter Ever Written“; in this, they were referring to the resignation announcement by Nancy Lublin. Nancy was stepping down as CEO after helming DoSomething, a not-for-profit organization that encourages young people to do something about social change and be a part of social activism, after 12 years. What made…
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Burnout, What/Who’s to Blame?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Eighteen months into this journey of declaring war on burnout and I am still learning so much about this public enemy. Even though burnout seems to be such a straight-forward phenomenon, the causes of burnout are not as clear-cut. What is Burnout? Am I Burnt Out? First up, let us understand what burnout is. Burnout…
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Be a Rainbow in Someone’s Cloud

Reading Time: 4 minutes All good vibes only! Sounds great, doesn’t it? Hang on, on second thought, it’s a classic example of “toxic” positivity. When I first read about “toxic” positivity on themighty.com, my eyes did a double take. How could something positive be negative at the same time? Sounds like an oxymoron I thought to myself. Intrigued, I…
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WILL You Overcome?

Reading Time: 8 minutes I was pleasantly surprised one morning when I opened my Inbox and found these questions in a Christian devotional I subscribe to:   1. Do you look at life as a continuous progression of improvement? 2. How do you deal with setbacks that occur along the way? 3. Have you considered that this is part…
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The Power of Consistency

Reading Time: 4 minutes Power or Power of Persistence? Setting new year resolutions may sound like a good idea but the truth is not many of us stay on course long enough to see results. Consistency is often the missing link between goal setting and realization. As the famous saying goes: “A river cuts through rock, not because of…
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