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Does your team need a tune-up?

Does your team need a tune-up?

Here are some direct quotes from members of senior management teams in organizations ranging from leading corporations to national nonprofits: We don’t say in team meetings what we say to each other in the hallways. The ‘real’ meetings often happen after the meeting....
Find Freedom in the Art of Delegation

Find Freedom in the Art of Delegation

Do you have difficulty delegating work to others, or feel dissatisfied when you do? Are you drowning in too many things but have trouble trusting others to do the work? Do you feel the need to keep a close eye on projects you delegate? You may have something to learn...
DIY Peer Coaching for Progressive Leaders

DIY Peer Coaching for Progressive Leaders

It can be lonely at the top. Progressive social change leaders face numerous challenges: dealing with donors, making tough choices around staffing and priorities with limited resources, difficulties with the board, dealing with the relentless pace of campaigns. There...
5 Tips for Giving Effective Feedback

5 Tips for Giving Effective Feedback

Giving feedback is one of the most important things a leader does for their team, yet many people shy away from this responsibility. If you don’t love giving feedback, perhaps a little practice and a lesson in doing it well will help you embrace this core...
Pro Tips for Courageous Conversations

Pro Tips for Courageous Conversations

You know the feeling — anxiety or dread about a conversation you know you should have. What should I say? How will the other person react? What if…? You wish you didn’t have to have the conversation and that the problem will just go away, but avoidance usually makes...
Tools in Action: Taking on Overwork

Tools in Action: Taking on Overwork

A few months ago Robert Gass released a new tool on this blog, Boundaries for Work: A Contract with Yourself, all about how to create structures to keep work in its place so that you can be your most powerful and effective when you are at work, and be fully present...
9 Secrets for Truly Productive Meetings

9 Secrets for Truly Productive Meetings

Are your team, board, and coalition meetings dynamic and productive? Or do you sometimes see yourself and others: With attention wandering during meetings Walking out of meetings feeling like it was a waste of time Starting to “vote with their feet” by coming late or...
The Magic of Appreciation

The Magic of Appreciation

Would you like those you work with to be more productive? Would you like your intimate relationships to be more harmonious? Would you like to be happier? Luckily there’s one simple practice that can help you to have all this and more. Lynne Twist, author of The Soul...
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