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The C Bombs

by Lori Swann

Recently I was working with a staff team that wanted to take their marketing to the next level.  We had some great thinkers in the room.  We had some big ideas brewing.  When it came time to start to take those ideas from the white board to the project plan the meeting started to heat up. ...

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One Job: #ibeOscar

by Lori Swann

I’m waiting to board my flight when the announcement comes over the PA that the flight has been cancelled due to a paperwork problem. What? We have a plane that works, a crew to fly it, and lots of people that paid money to ride, but we can’t go because of paperwork?

I smelled a rat, so I...

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Transactional & Transformational Success Measures

by Wes Bender

Simple, Sustainable Success Measures (NPS & LIS)

When a non-profit gets serious about measuring their success, two things often happen:

  1. the list of what the leadership wants to measure is exhaustive and nearly impossible to implement
  2. the cost...
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Leadership is More Than...

by Tom Massey

All of us involved in organizations run the danger of using the term leadership as a one-liner quick fix, because everyone in the room will nod in agreement. “The difference is leadership.” It’s almost so overused it has lost significance. 

More than Just Leadership ...

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Leaders Who Crave

by Tom Massey

All social sector organizations have the potential to improve the world and make people’s lives better. So why do some organizations produce a flood of results and impact, while others seem to spend most of their energy measuring and splitting the few drops they control? 

Craving is both...

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