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30
JAN
2013

Working Your Plan at Your Board Meetings

So you’ve got a plan for your organization. You’ve even taken it down to developing action steps, but how does an organization—particularly one that’s all volunteer—really work its plan? Intentionally. Any ‘work’ that is not moving you in the direction of yo... Read More →
11
JAN
2013

Why Plan?

  Love ’em, or hate ’em, this is the time of year for New Year’s resolutions and setting goals. I’m one of those people who believe in goal setting—for me and for organizations. I find strategic planning engaging, setting SMART objectives invigorating, and tracking progress... Read More →
07
DEC
2012

Characteristics of an Effective Nonprofit Board of Directors

  Today I presented a workshop (“Building Effective Boards and Committees”) at United Way of Mahaska County to a group of nonprofit leaders. The presentation started with this list of the characteristics of an effective board: Mission-Driven The board comes... Read More →
04
DEC
2012

Welcome to the Leadership Blog

  Welcome to the Leadership Blog. If you Google ‘leadership,’ you will get millions of hits. Clearly, a lot of us are talking, thinking, and writing about leadership. It’s a fascinating topic because leadership—good, bad, indifferent—affects our daily... Read More →