Key Distinctions Between a Leader and a Manager

Asking the difference between the definition of a leader and of a manager may seem redundant. After all, the two roles have overlapping responsibilities and requirements. In an article written by James Kerr, it is noted: "There's a difference between leadership and management. Leaders look forward a

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Maximize Your Company’s Exposure By Partnering With the Press

It's human nature to gravitate toward what is known -- even if the extent of that is just a recognizable name. Name recognition, all by itself, has a lot of pull because it carries with it the meaning an individual assigns it. As a leader, you want to make sure what’s assigned to your organization

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Reengage Your Employees

I recently reflected with a friend about our employment experiences, and one of the situations we agreed we didn’t like was, upon delivering a resignation notice, being asked, “What would it take to make you stay?” The question sounds good on its surface, but, as an employee, I can remember th

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Rethinking Barriers To Recruitment and Retention

The nonprofit sector is inarguably largely comprised of workers who are personally committed to what they are doing and to the organizations they serve. Typically, that personal commitment runs deep. Really deep. It is also no secret that there is a consistent problem with recruiting and retaining t

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Time Between Jobs: How To Use It and Explain It

Among the many fears faced when looking for a job is how to best sell oneself to a potential employer. If you’ve been out of work for any period of time, for any reason, this fear can be exacerbated. By and large, though, gone are the days of shame or embarrassment for having been out of work;

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Research Required During Job Search Process

Whether the research leg of the job search process is deemed exciting or intimidating, it must be done. In her article, “A New Model for Your Job Search – Part 5: Research,” Fredia Woolf points out that while the internet makes this process easier than ever, it also can feel so overwhelming th

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Powerful Resumé Basics To Get You Started From Scratch Or Review

Whether you have started the New Year motivated to change your job or career as soon as possible, or you simply need to revisit your resumé file to make sure it is up to date, the task of creating or revising it can be incredibly daunting. Capturing your career to date, plus effectively communicati

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When Starting a Job Search, Start With You

With the New Year often comes the desire for a big change in your job, namely, that it’s time to find a new one. Reports are out that a significant number of employers anticipate hiring more people in the first half of 2016 than were brought on board in the last half of 2015. And, with that good n

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The Employer’s Side Of the Job Search

Job search preparation is not just for the candidates. On the other side of their searches are important openings employers want to fill with the perfect fit. Attracting and having an offer accepted from that ideal candidate takes a lot of careful consideration, planning and hard work. Karen Alphons

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Traits Of Strong Board Members

Strong organizations require strong Board members especially as millennials turn to careers in environments that support a social mission.  Nonprofit organizations have a real opportunity to capitalize on this influx of young, passionate, potential hires. Before looking for talent, your organizatio

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Creativity and Criticism As Critical Components Of Innovation

A positive work environment can be a large factor in lowering turnover rates at a company. Open offices with loose floor plans are a burgeoning trend. But, free thought without structure or critique can be just as damaging as too many restrictions. This is the focus of Theresa Johnston’s articl

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