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Manage, mentor, counsel or coach?

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“The hottest trend in management today!” “A state-of-the-art management tool employed by the most productive managers.” Management book shelves are full of new books that speak about managing, mentoring, counseling and coaching employees. Unfortunately, alongside this flood of new books has also come confusion about the differences between all four, with some authors claiming that… Continue Reading Manage, mentor, counsel or coach?

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The 3-D leader

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What makes a well-rounded leader? I’m not talking about a leader’s physique, but a person’s ability to address a fuller range of the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of followers. In “The Leadership Challenge,” James Kouzes and Barry Posner define leadership as mobilizing others to want to get extraordinary things done. People will not… Continue Reading The 3-D leader

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The nonprofit sector accounts for over 10 percent of the U.S. workforce and nearly $2.6 trillion in assets, and yet significant studies of the distinctive challenges of leading the nonprofit organization did not seriously begin until after the 1980s. Anyone who has led a nonprofit knows that there are important differences in leadership challenges compared… Continue Reading The distinct challenges of nonprofit leadership

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Corporate values that make a difference

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Corporate value statements — it seems as though every company has them these days, but far fewer know how to make their values operational or applicable to everyday situations. Values are the principles and boundaries that define corporate and personal behavior. Our values determine how we make decisions and how we relate to one another.… Continue Reading Corporate values that make a difference

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