The Knitting Factor: Making Skills-Based Volunteering Work for Your Organization

Connection Cafe

CSR trends point to the rise of skills-based volunteerism. The 2017 CECP Giving in Numbers reports that more than 50% of companies have developed skills-based volunteer programs to support community and business goals.

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10 Ways To Improve Your Connection Skills

Eric Jacobsen Blog

"Connection is what transforms a dog-eat-dog environment into a sled-dog team that pulls together," says Michael Lee Stallard , author of the book, Connection Culture. He is the primary author of Fired Up or Burned Out.

Ways that Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Can Build Virtuoso Listening Skills

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The skills that we are focusing on are “networked leadership” skills both online and offline and working with self and working with others. The specific practice skills include these three: Ask empowering questions. Flickr Photo by qwrrty.

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Skillful Communication

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Today's tips for how to communicate more effectively come from Matt Tenney and Tim Gard , authors of the new book, The Mindfulness Edge. To achieve s killful communication , they recommend you: Prioritize listening over talking. Speak in ways that are helpful.

10 Ways To Improve Your Connection Skills

Eric Jacobsen Blog

"Connection is what transforms a dog-eat-dog environment into a sled-dog team that pulls together," says Michael Lee Stallard , author of the book, Connection Culture. He is the primary author of Fired Up or Burned Out.

What leadership skills do nonprofit emerging leaders need to succeed?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Are leadership skills different for emerging “Millennial” leaders than for people from different generations? There’s an excellent summary by the study’s authors in this post, “ Preparing Millennials for Leadership Success ,” the tips include: 1.

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#CMAD 2017, Interview with Rohit Bhargava, Author and Trend Curator

SocialFish

CMAD 2017, Session 8: Interview with Rohit Bhargava, Author and Trend Curator from 5:00 Films & Media on Vimeo.

The Importance Of Your Soft Skills

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Soft skills, all too often deemed the less important skills for a leader, are needed now more than ever. Each of the book''s nine chapters, listed below, provide dialogue, questions, tips and recommended activities: What Are Soft Skills?

Ten Ways To Improve Your Connection Skills

Eric Jacobsen Blog

"Connection is what transforms a dog-eat-dog environment into a sled-dog team that pulls together," says Michael Lee Stallard , author of the book, Connection Culture. He is the primary author of Fired Up or Burned Out.

Q&A With Millennial CEO And Book Author Rick Lindquist

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Rick Lindquist Millennial Rick Lindquist is making his mark in the business world and enjoying the success of his co-authored 2014 bestseller book, The End of Employer-Provided Health Insurance. Which of your leadership skills helped you most to rise through the ranks at Zane Benefits?

How To Improve Your Connection Skills

Eric Jacobsen Blog

"Connection is what transforms a dog-eat-dog environment into a sled-dog team that pulls together," says Michael Lee Stallard , author of the book, Connection Culture. He is the primary author of Fired Up or Burned Out.

Build These Skills To Effectively Lead

Eric Jacobsen Blog

I had the pleasure of interviewing Overland Park, KS-based author Leigh Branham a few years ago. He's the author of three best-selling books, including, Re-engage and The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leav e.

Build These Leadership Skills

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Monday, April 12, 2010 Build These Leadership Skills I had the pleasure of interviewing Overland Park, KS-based author Leigh Branham recently. Hes the author of three best-selling books, including Re-engage and The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave.

Customer Service Lessons From Author Micah Solomon

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Management Leadership Books Micah Solomon Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management General Management Skills Customer Service Customer Loyalty

Q&A With Author Jesse Sostrin

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Q&A with Jesse Sostrin author of Beyond the Job Description Question : What does the title of your book mean and what’s the truth about what employers really expect that is never written in job descriptions?

Great Leaders Grow. Guest Post By Author Ken Blanchard

Eric Jacobsen Blog

How to Evaluate Your Leadership Style By Ken Blanchard, Co-author of Great Leaders Grow: Becoming a Leader for Life Today, I'm going to give a short, one-question quiz. As originally published on "How We Lead" © 2012 Ken Blanchard, co-author of Great Leaders Grow: Becoming a Leader for Life.

Leadership Tips From Author Neil Smith

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here are three helpful leadership tips from author Neil Smith -- from his new book, co-authored with Patricia O'Connell, How Excellent Companies Avoid Dumb Things : People say they cannot find the time to do things, yet they always find the time to fix things when they break.

6 Interview Questions To Ask To Access Leadership Skills

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The next time you are interviewing a candidate and you want to access their leadership skills, consider asking the candidate these questions : What personal qualities define you as a leader? Thanks to Sharon Armstrong, author of The Essential HR Handbook , for these helpful questions!

How To Improve Your Decision Making Skills

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Plan now for the September 2017 release of the new book, The Decision Makeoever , by Mike Whitaker. It's a fascinating look at decision making and the importance of decision size and timing.

Author Paul Smith On "Why Tell Stories?"

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Management Leadership Books Employee Engagement Effective Leadership General Management Skills Storytelling

Be Tough With Your Soft Skills

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Soft skills, all too often deemed the less important skills for a leader, are needed now more than ever. Each of the book''s nine chapters, listed below, provide dialogue, questions, tips and recommended activities: What Are Soft Skills?

How To Improve Your Internal Communication Skills

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Saturday, September 18, 2010 How To Improve Your Internal Communication Skills Here is this weeks book recommendation. How To Improve Your Internal Communication Skills This Week's Book Recommendation 3 Things Your Mission Statement Must Have Is Your Crisis Management Program In Place?

Six Books About Skills You Need To Succeed in A Networked World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Both by authors with first names of Brian. Here are six fantastic books that I read this year that help you gain 21st century skills like learning from failure, reflection, visualization, and more. Photo By h.koppdelaney.

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How To Master Your Social Selling Skills

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Author Belew defines " social selling " as the identification, targeting, and reaching out to prospective and existing customers through social media channels and social communities in an effort to engage them in conversations that result in a potentially mutually beneficial relationship.

How Do You Answer These 7 Leadership Skills Assessment Questions?

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Open Leadership book author Charlene Li reminds leaders to periodically ask themselves these "open leadership skills assessment" questions: Do I seek out and listen to different points of view?

Author Branham On Trust, Exit Interviews And Why Employees Leave

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Over the past year, 1,000 people who left an employer told author Leigh Branham the reasons for why they left. Leigh Branham Management Leadership Books Leadership Human Resources Exit Interviews Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Employee Surveys General Management Skills

Beyond The Job Description -- Interview With The Book's Author

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Q and A with Jesse Sostrin author of Beyond the Job Description Question : What does the title of your book mean and what’s the truth about what employers really expect that is never written in job descriptions?

The Supermanager Author Interview: Greg Blencoe

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Question: Are the seven principles you write about the leadership skills you think are most important for a leader to possess or are they just your favorites for another reason? Grab a cup of coffee. Set aside one hour. Read Greg Blencoe new book, The Supermanager.

Start 2017 by Building Your Tech Skills and Community

Tech Soup Blog

Saint Paul, Minnesota: Skill Extension: Maps (on the Green Line) | Sponsors: Maptime MSP Meetup, CARTO. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License.

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Author Gathers Reasons Why Employees Leave For Updated Book

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Overland Park, KS-based author Leigh Branham is conducting a survey called," Decision-to- Leave " Post-Exit Survey. There is something an employee can do, too , to help make his/her job more rewarding and fulfilling, even if their leader lacks the best of leadership skills. "I Management Leadership Books Leadership Corporate Culture Employee Retention General Management Skills Employee Engagement Surveys Communications Skills Leadership Skills

How To Access A Job Candidate's Leadership Skills

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The next time you are interviewing a candidate and you want to access their leadership skills, consider asking the candidate these questions : What personal qualities define you as a leader? Thanks to Sharon Armstrong, author of The Essential HR Handbook , for these helpful questions!

Drawing Networks on Napkins with Peter Plastrik and Madeleine Taylor, Co-Authors of Net Gains

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of the topics we discussed was about the skills and practices of network weavers - whether they are working with networks of organizations or supporting an organization's network of supporters on Facebook. A key skill of the network weaver is to pull out threads and pull people together.

Seven Key Skills of High Impact Nonprofit Leaders

ASU Lodestar Center

Sharing leadership is defined as recognizing the talents and abilities of others and appropriately delegating authority. You must be able to build and practice these skills to be an outstanding contributor to your organization. posted by. Karen Ramsey, ACC, SPHR , ASU Lodestar Center.

Take the Plunge into New Nonprofit Tech Skills

Tech Soup Blog

As employees in the nonprofit sector, we often rely on the transferrable skills we've gained over time to accomplish our jobs. We are never done stretching our skills, and learning from others is exciting. About the Author.

Author Jesse Sostrin Talks About His Book, Beyond The Job Description

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Question And Answer with Jesse Sostrin author of Beyond the Job Description Question : What does the title of your book mean and what’s the truth about what employers really expect that is never written in job descriptions?

Take Command -- How To Be A First Responder In Business (Interview With Author Jake Wood)

Eric Jacobsen Blog

What leadership skills did you learn playing football that then served you well as a Marine? October 14 brings a powerful new book full of leadership lessons for " how to be a first responder in business."

Learn Nonprofit Tech Skills at a NetSquared Meetup

Tech Soup Blog

Image Name: Author / License. Every month NetSquared volunteers hold free or low cost educational events for people and organizations who want to use technology for social good.

Author Greg Blencoe Talks About His Book, The Supermanager

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Are the seven principles you write about the leadership skills you think are most important for a leader to possess or are they just your favorites for another reason? Grab a cup of coffee. Set aside one hour. Read Greg Blencoe's new book, The Supermanager.

Build Your Storymaking Skills with Free Events and Webinars

Tech Soup Blog

IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License. TechSoup's annual Storymakers campaign launches April 4.

Interview with Temra Costa, Author of Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat

Have Fun - Do Good

What if the people that were employed by the government to plant them were actually skilled at producing food? Did you know that more than 30% of U.S. farm operators are women?

A. Fine Interview:Social Media Author Allison Fine - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Fine Interview:Social Media Author Allison Fine Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at 02:57PM | by James OMalley Award-winning author Allison Fine chats at length about nonprofits use of social media, her book Momentum , and how the Connected Age technology links everyone to your organization.

Bryant Terry: Eco-chef, Food Justice Activist, Author of Vegan Soul Kitchen

Have Fun - Do Good

Bryant Terry is an eco-chef, food justice activist, and author of Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine. His first book, Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen , which he co-authored with Anna Lappe , won a 2007 Nautilus Award for Social Change.

Why Women Are the Market for Changing the World, and How to Reach Them: Interview with The She Spot co-author, Lisa Witter

Have Fun - Do Good

In the edited transcript of my September 1st interview with co-author Lisa Witter for the Big Vision Podcast , she discusses how nonprofits can use four principles from the book, Care, Connect, Control, and Cultivate to get the word out about their cause. Our conversation began with Lisa talking about why she and co-author Lisa Chen wrote The She Spot: Why Women are the Market for Changing the World, and How to Reach Them.