KC Ronald McDonald House Goes Online to Manage Volunteers

NonProfit Hub

For Tara Alder, the Volunteer Manager of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City, this challenge is her everyday existence. Alder manages the volunteers for the four Ronald McDonald Houses in Kansas City, and all of the organization’s volunteers. Volunteers are essential to achieving the mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City. Managing all of those volunteers is just as essential as finding people to volunteer.

How To Select A Good Executive Coach

Eric Jacobson

When a leader or manager is considering using an executive coach, Marilyn O''Hearne , Master Certified Coach in the Kansas City metro area, said that person should at a minimum: Make sure the coach is certified and subscribes to a code of ethics. Coaching Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Executive Coaching Kansas City

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6 No-Cost Ways To Create A Best-Place-To-Work Company

Eric Jacobson

Employee Retention Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Kansas City I had the pleasure of interviewing Leigh Branham over the past few years. He''s the author of the popular book called, The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave , and he''s the owner of the Overland Park, KS-based business called Keeping The People. He told me that in research that he has done about the leaders of companies that have won " Best-Place-To-Work " competitions in 45 U.S.

How Your Customers Can Help You Write Your Strategic Plan

Eric Jacobson

Mike Brown, the founder of the Kansas City, MO company called, The Brainzooming Group , encourages business leaders to solicit feedback from their customers when creating a strategic plan. Kansas City Leadership Brainzooming Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Strategies Strategic Planning Overland Park General Management Skills

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Today's Leadership Thought

Eric Jacobson

A good reminder from a former mayor of Kansas City, Kansas: " If you haven''t done anything for someone else today, you haven''t done anything for yourself" - Joe Steineger, Farmer and Former Mayor, Kansas City, Kansas. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management

Three Things Coaches As Leaders Do To Drive Success

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Former University of Kansas head basketball coach Roy Williams once told U.S. Williams was the head coach at the University of Kansas from 1988 to 2003. Coaches Coaching Driving Success Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management

Be A Manager Who Makes Decisions

Eric Jacobson

skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome! This blogs tips and ideas are perfect for managers and leaders of all types of small to large businesses and nonprofit organizations. What youll read is primarily based on what Ive learned from a variety of mentors, co-workers and supervisors over the past 30 years. -- Eric Jacobson -- formerly a Senior Vice President at Penton Media in Overland Park, Kansas (Kansas City, MO).

Ask Your Customers To Help You Write Your Strategic Plan

Eric Jacobson

skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome! This blogs tips and ideas are perfect for managers and leaders of all types of small to large businesses and nonprofit organizations. What youll read is primarily based on what Ive learned from a variety of mentors, co-workers and supervisors over the past 30 years. -- Eric Jacobson -- formerly a Senior Vice President at Penton Media in Overland Park, Kansas (Kansas City, MO).

How To Write A Business Plan In About One Hour

Eric Jacobson

skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome! This blogs tips and ideas are perfect for managers and leaders of all types of small to large businesses and nonprofit organizations. What youll read is primarily based on what Ive learned from a variety of mentors, co-workers and supervisors over the past 30 years. -- Eric Jacobson -- formerly a Senior Vice President at Penton Media in Overland Park, Kansas (Kansas City, MO).

How To Create A "Best Places To Work" Company

Eric Jacobson

skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome! This blogs tips and ideas are perfect for managers and leaders of all types of small to large businesses and nonprofit organizations. What youll read is primarily based on what Ive learned from a variety of mentors, co-workers and supervisors over the past 30 years. -- Eric Jacobson -- formerly a Senior Vice President at Penton Media in Overland Park, Kansas (Kansas City, MO).

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Weekly Videos Provide Tips For Leaders

Eric Jacobson

Be sure to take a few minutes each week to view the HEMP Mentorship Minute videos, created by the Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program and the Kansas City Business Journal. In the videos, Kansas City-area entrepreneurs offer their advice about a wide range of topics of interest to business owners, managers and leaders. Videos For Leaders Management Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Effective Leadership General Management Skills Leadership Videos Mentoring

The Machine is… | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

Yahoo Introduces “Pipes&# » The Machine is… Posted Wednesday, February 7th, 2007 at 3:51 pm by usha (14 posts) Kansas State University Digital Ethnography department has posted “ Web 2.0 : The Machine is Us/ing Us &# piece on YouTube. Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

Never Say These Words To A Customer

Eric Jacobson

skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome! This blogs tips and ideas are perfect for managers and leaders of all types of small to large businesses and nonprofit organizations. What youll read is primarily based on what Ive learned from a variety of mentors, co-workers and supervisors over the past 30 years. -- Eric Jacobson -- formerly a Senior Vice President at Penton Media in Overland Park, Kansas (Kansas City, MO).

How To Say I'm Sorry

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, MO for this sound advice. Apologizing Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management How to Apologize I'm Sorry One of the most difficult words for anyone, leaders included, to say is, " sorry." Yet, the time will likely come when that's the word you need to say. Research shows that apologizing in a heartfelt way can help you reduce stress and alleviate guilt. In the position of needing to apologize? Do this: Apologize immediately.

Observations About Leadership

Eric Jacobson

A relatively small Kansas City-area newspaper for readers over 50 years in age published an article by C.W. Source: Kansas City 50 & Better. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management LeadershipHanson a couple years ago where he offered these keen observations about leadership: The longer the contact with those you offer leadership to, the more scrutiny you will receive and the more self-disciplined you must be.

Today's Thoughts About Leadership

Eric Jacobson

A relatively small Kansas City-area newspaper for readers over 50 years in age published an article by C.W. Source: Kansas City 50 and Better. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Leadership SuccessHanson a few years ago where he offered these keen observations about leadership: The longer the contact with those you offer leadership to, the more scrutiny you will receive and the more self-disciplined you must be.

David Perlmutter Talks Blogs, Interactors, and Jon Stewart - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Care2

60) Search « Five Minutes with Fundraising Guru Ted Hart (Video) | Main | Replay: Using Email to Engage Activists, Cultivate Donors » Friday Aug 29 2008 David Perlmutter Talks Blogs, Interactors, and Jon Stewart Friday, August 29, 2008 at 11:10AM | by Clinton OBrien David Perlmutter , author of the new book Blog Wars , is a professor at the University of Kansas School of Journalism & Mass Communications.

Thanks For Two Years: From Eric Jacobson

Eric Jacobson

Two years ago tomorrow, I started this blog to share tips and ideas for how to be a more effective leader and manager. Eric Jacobson www.ericjacobsonblog.com Overland Park, KS (Kansas City, MO). Management Leadership Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management General Management SkillsThank you for your loyal readership, your suggestions for topics to cover, and for tweeting the posts you find more useful.

20 Tips for Nonprofits Using Twitter

NetWits

Fundraiser and nonprofit management advocate | Follow @PhilanthropyInk. Lead Manager, Online Campaigns – National Brain Tumor Society | Follow @npshana. Digital Content Services Manager, YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago | Follow @steveheye. Social Media Manager, The Foundation Center | Follow @jcbivins. Director of Development, American Red Cross Kansas City Region | Follow @patricksallee.

Furthering Your Nonprofit Career: 3 Tips for Development

Bloomerang

Discuss on-the-job opportunities with managers. Discuss On-the-Job Opportunities with Managers. If you have a manager at the nonprofit where you work, open a discussion about your opportunities for improvement and ask for any resources or recommendations the organization can offer.

What's The First Leadership Book You Would Give To A New Manager?

Eric Jacobson

skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome! This blogs tips and ideas are perfect for managers and leaders of all types of small to large businesses and nonprofit organizations. What youll read is primarily based on what Ive learned from a variety of mentors, co-workers and supervisors over the past 30 years. -- Eric Jacobson -- formerly a Senior Vice President at Penton Media in Overland Park, Kansas (Kansas City, MO).

Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership: 70 New Year's.

Eric Jacobson

skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome! This blogs tips and ideas are perfect for managers and leaders of all types of small to large businesses and nonprofit organizations. What youll read is primarily based on what Ive learned from a variety of mentors, co-workers and supervisors over the past 30 years. -- Eric Jacobson -- formerly a Senior Vice President at Penton Media in Overland Park, Kansas (Kansas City, MO).

Never Say These Words To A Customer

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Author Harvey MacKay wrote the following spot-on advice years ago in a column in the Kansas City Business Journal. Customer Loyalty Customer Retention Customer Satisfaction Customer Service Customer Value Eric Jacobson Eric Jacobson on Leadership and ManagementHe wisely points out that all employees at every level should never use these four words in front of a client/customer for both obvious and perhaps not so obvious reasons: Can't -- As in, "We can't do that." "We

The Six Drivers That Maximize Employee Engagement

Eric Jacobson

Overland Park, Kansas-based author Leigh Branham, along with Mark Hirschfeld, awhile back completed a survey of 10,000 employees in 43 states to better understand what separates a "best places to work" company from other companies. Employee Engagement Engaging Employees Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leigh Branham Overland Park

How to Turn Your Volunteers into Fundraisers

NonProfit Hub

At WonderWe , we had a volunteer approach us with an idea to use our technology and his networks to help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City. This volunteer was a Big Brother who was also well-connected in the startup/tech scene here in Kansas City. To encourage other young, tech savvy professionals to donate and volunteer to help Kansas City’s at-risk youth. To do this, we got creative and hosted a friendly competition of Kansas City startups.

Three Things Coaches Must Do To Drive Success

Eric Jacobson

Former University of Kansas head basketball coach Roy Williams once told U.S. Williams was the head coach at the University of Kansas from 1988 to 2003 and is now the head coach for the North Carolina Tar Heels. Basketball Coach Coaching Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Roy WilliamsNews and World Report magazine that there are three things that coaches as leaders must do to drive success : "Have everyone on the team focus on the same goal."

What Coaches As Leaders Do To Drive Success

Eric Jacobson

Former University of Kansas head basketball coach Roy Williams once told U.S. Williams was the head coach at the University of Kansas from 1988 to 2003 and is now the head coach for the North Carolina Tar Heels. Coaching Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management LeadershipNews and World Report magazine that there are three things that coaches as leaders must do to drive success : "Have everyone on the team focus on the same goal."

What Coaches Do To Drive Success

Eric Jacobson

Former University of Kansas head basketball coach Roy Williams once told U.S. Williams was the head coach at the University of Kansas from 1988 to 2003 and is now the head coach for the North Carolina Tar Heels. Coaching Coaching Employees Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Great Coaches Leadership Roy WilliamsNews and World Report magazine that there are three things that coaches as leaders must do to drive success : "Have everyone on the team focus on the same goal."

How To Maximize Employee Engagement

Eric Jacobson

Overland Park, Kansas-based author Leigh Branham, along with Mark Hirschfeld, awhile back completed a survey of 10,000 employees in 43 states to better understand what separates a "best places to work" company from other companies. Employee Engagement Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leigh Branham

Three Things Coaches Must Do To Drive Success

Eric Jacobson

Former University of Kansas head basketball coach Roy Williams once told U.S. Williams was the head coach at the University of Kansas from 1988 to 2003 and is now the head coach for the North Carolina Tar Heels. Coaching Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management LeadershipNews and World Report magazine that there are three things that coaches as leaders must do to drive success : "Have everyone on the team focus on the same goal."

The Six Universal Drivers At "Best Places To Work" Companies

Eric Jacobson

Overland Park, Kansas-based author Leigh Branham, along with Mark Hirschfeld, awhile back completed a survey of 10,000 employees in 43 states to better understand what separates a "best places to work" company from other companies. Best Companies Best Places To Work Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leigh Branham

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Leadership Lessons From Women Who Mean Business

Eric Jacobson

Every year, the Kansas City Business Journal honors 25 women business leaders in the Kansas City metro in its " Women Who Mean Business " awards competition. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Leading Women Women In Business

6 Universal Drivers That Maximize Employee Engagement

Eric Jacobson

Overland Park, Kansas-based author Leigh Branham , along with Mark Hirschfeld, awhile back completed a survey of 10,000 employees in 43 states to better understand what separates a "best places to work" company from other companies. Best Places To Work Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leigh Branham

Wellness Perks And Programs Popular Among Best Places To Work Companies

Eric Jacobson

Last month, the Kansas City Business Journal published its list of 2013 Best Places To Work Companies in the Kansas City metro. Kansas City Employee Benefits S tand-up workstations spread throughout the office - Netsmart Technologies Inc. Employee Perks Employee Wellness Programs Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Fitness Leadership Motivating Employees Wellness Programs

Six Universal Drivers That Maximize Employee Engagement

Eric Jacobson

Overland Park, Kansas-based author Leigh Branham , along with Mark Hirschfeld, awhile back completed a survey of 10,000 employees in 43 states to better understand what separates a "best places to work" company from other companies. Employee Engagement Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Leigh Branham

The Six Universal Drivers To Maximize Employee Engagement

Eric Jacobson

Overland Park, Kansas-based author Leigh Branham, along with Mark Hirschfeld, awhile back completed a survey of 10,000 employees in 43 states to better understand what separates a "best places to work" company from other companies. Best Places To Work Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Leigh Branham

Six Universal Drivers That Maximize Employee Engagement

Eric Jacobson

Overland Park, Kansas-based author Leigh Branham, along with Mark Hirschfeld, awhile back completed a survey of 10,000 employees in 43 states to better understand what separates a "best places to work" company from other companies. Employee Engagement Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Leigh Branham

A Goal Without A Plan Is Just A Wish

Eric Jacobson

Because of good weather on most weekends, minimal injury setbacks, and a lot of races to select from in the Kansas City area each weekend, I reached my goal last Saturday, and now with two months left in the year will surpass my goal. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management General Management Skills Goal Setting Goals Leadership Management Setting Goals " A goal without a plan is just a wish ," is something Antoine de Saint-Exupéry said a long time ago.

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How To Write Your Business Plan In One Hour

Eric Jacobson

Kansas City’s Joe Calhoon , published a couple years ago, The 1 Hour Plan for Growth , where he provides a system for creating a clear and compelling business plan for growth. Calhoon’s system has been used by Kansas City-based companies, such as: Cruise Holidays of KC Jack Stack Barbecue Redemption Plus United Heating & Cooling “Joe Calhoon is an expert at making the growth planning process simple.

4 Words You Should Never Say To A Customer

Eric Jacobson

Author Harvey MacKay wrote the following spot-on advice awhile back in his column in the Kansas City Business Journal. Books For Managers Management Leadership Books Leadership Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management General Management Skills Customer Service Communications Skills

How To Say "I'm Sorry"

Eric Jacobson

Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, MO for this sound advice. Apologizing Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management I'm Sorry" LeadershipOne of the most difficult words for anyone, leaders included, to say is, " sorry." Yet, the time will likely come when that's the word you need to say. Research shows that apologizing in a heartfelt way can help you reduce stress and alleviate guilt. In the position of needing to apologize? Do this: Apologize immediately. Say you are sorry.

What Leaders Can Learn From "The Power Of Your Past"

Eric Jacobson

The Kansas City chapter of the American Society of Training and Development recently voted John P. Books For Managers Management Leadership Books Leadership General Management Skills Executive Coaching Leadership SkillsSchuster as trainer of the year. He's the author of the book: The Power of Your Past Schuster contends that a leader's past is the biggest, most accessible and most under-utilized resource for making positive change.

Why Engaging Your Volunteers Will Help Your NPO Thrive

NonProfit Hub

After moving to Kansas City, Stanley was looking for a chance to give back to his hometown, but he received the runaround during his first attempt to volunteer. Eventually, he found an organization to volunteer with, but that first experience gave birth to VolunteerMark, which is a software company that helps manage the volunteer experience through recruitment, communication and scheduling. Featured Volunteer Management Volunteer Recruiting

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