5 Signs It’s Time to Quit Your Job

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My wife Eileen once noted that she’d never heard a group of people talk more about wanting to leave their jobs than executive directors. Eileen does not suffer fools gladly. Her answer was simple. “Why don’t they all just get new jobs?”

Crazy, huh?

But why? Isn’t it a privilege to run a nonprofit organization? I always thought so. And I wasn’t a volunteer; I actually made a living. Of course I could always go find another job if I didn’t like the one I had.

Today I answer two questions: 1) Why is it that E.D’s might hate their jobs and 2) What are the tell tale signs that it might actually be time to do something about it?Continue Reading

Ep 32: Even Roger Federer Has a Coach (With Michael Bungay Stanier)

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For business and nonprofit leaders, an executive coach can make all the difference. Here’s my interview with the #2 executive coach in the world…

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Dear Joan: The Board Fired the CEO and Took Over!

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Never hesitate to shoot me an email with questions you have or blog post ideas. Ideas from my readers drive most of my content.

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How to Keep Board Members Engaged Between Meetings

When I was an E.D. my board was often absent between meetings. I get it. They had day jobs. I needed an idea to engage them. I call it “The Goosebump a Week Solution.” Try it.

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Ep 31: Givers and Takers at Nonprofits (With Adam Grant)

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Once in awhile you read a book that really sticks with you and changes the way you think. For me, one of those was “Give and Take” by Adam Grant.

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7 Questions Every Nonprofit Should Be Asking Now

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Imagine you’re about to ask somebody to make a sizable donation. Write down the one word that describes how you most feel. I bet I can guess… anxious?

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3 Ways to Overcome Fundraising Anxiety

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Imagine you’re about to ask somebody to make a sizable donation. Write down the one word that describes how you most feel. I bet I can guess… anxious?

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