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How To Avoid 8 Common Performance Evaluation Pitfalls

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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).

Four Tips And Observations For Leaders

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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).

Do Exit Interviews

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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).

Read "The Seven Arts Of Change"

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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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How Are You Doing With Your Leadership New Year's Resolutions?

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Now that we are about half way through 2019, how are you doing with sticking with your New Year's resolutions? If you selected some from this list below, great. And, if you need a few more to tackle during the rest of this year, find some that you know achieving will make you a better leader.

70 Ways To Be A Better Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

View every problem as an opportunity to grow 17. Respond to questions quickly and fully 28. Explain the process and the reason for the decisions you make 50. Encourage personal growth and promote training, mentoring and external education 56. Ask questions to clarify 64.

70 New Year's Resolutions For Leaders For 2019

Eric Jacobsen Blog

With less than two weeks before 2019, it's time to identify your New Year's Resolutions for next year. To get you started, how about selecting one or more of these 70 New Year's resolutions for leaders?

Experts Weigh-In on Nonprofit Website Design Best Practices

Connection Cafe

I often get asked questions about how a nonprofit’s website should look and behave and what benchmarking or evaluation tips I might have. Here are 6 questions and answers from the experts on nonprofit website design best practices: 1.

Ways that Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Can Build Virtuoso Listening Skills

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The specific practice skills include these three: Ask empowering questions. Ask Good Questions. In this HBR article about asking empowering questions, the benefits are clear: An empowering question does more than convey respect for the person to whom it’s posed.

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70 Ways To Be A Better Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

View every problem as an opportunity to grow 17. Respond to questions quickly and fully 28. Explain the process and the reason for the decisions you make 50. Encourage personal growth and promote training, mentoring and external education 56. Ask questions to clarify 64.

How Are You Doing With Your 2018 New Year's Resolutions?

Eric Jacobsen Blog

With just a few days left in the first half of this year, it's time to check in to see how we're doing with our New Year's Resolutions for 2018. Congratulations on everything you've accomplished so far.

70 New Year's Resolutions For Leaders

Eric Jacobsen Blog

With only a couple weeks left of 2013, it''s time to select your New Year''s Resolutions for 2014. To get you started, how about selecting one or more of these 70 New Year''s resolutions for leaders ?

70 New Year's Resolutions For Leaders

Eric Jacobsen Blog

With only about a week left of 2014, it''s time to select your New Year''s Resolutions for 2015. To get you started, how about selecting one or more of these 70 New Year''s resolutions for leaders ?

New Year's Resolutions For Leaders

Eric Jacobsen Blog

With only one one day left of 2017, it's time to identify your New Year's Resolutions for 2018. To get you started, how about selecting one or more of these 70 New Year's resolutions for leaders?

70 Tips For How To Be A Better Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

View every problem as an opportunity to grow 17. Respond to questions quickly and fully 28. Explain the process and the reason for the decisions you make 50. Encourage personal growth and promote training, mentoring and external education 56. Ask questions to clarify 64.

70 Ways To Be A Better Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

View every problem as an opportunity to grow 17. Respond to questions quickly and fully 28. Explain the process and the reason for the decisions you make 50. Encourage personal growth and promote training, mentoring and external education 56. Ask questions to clarify 64.

Which Of These 2015 New Year's Resolutions Have You Achieved So Far?

Eric Jacobsen Blog

View every problem as an opportunity to grow 17. Respond to questions quickly and fully 28. Explain the process and the reason for the decisions you make 50. Encourage personal growth and promote training, mentoring and external education 56. Ask questions to clarify 64.

How To Be A Better Leader: 70 Tips

Eric Jacobsen Blog

View every problem as an opportunity to grow 17. Respond to questions quickly and fully 28. Explain the process and the reason for the decisions you make 50. Encourage personal growth and promote training, mentoring and external education 56. Ask questions to clarify 64.

70 New Year's Resolutions For Leaders

Eric Jacobsen Blog

With only one month left of 2015, it's not too early to start identifying your New Year's Resolutions for 2016. To get you started, how about selecting one or more of these 70 New Year's resolutions for leaders?

How To Be A Better Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

View every problem as an opportunity to grow 17. Respond to questions quickly and fully 28. Explain the process and the reason for the decisions you make 50. Encourage personal growth and promote training, mentoring and external education 56. Ask questions to clarify 64.

New Year's Resolutions For Leaders

Eric Jacobsen Blog

With only one one day left of 2016, it's time to identify your New Year's Resolutions for 2017. To get you started, how about selecting one or more of these 70 New Year's resolutions for leaders?

70 New Year's Resolutions For Leaders In 2017

Eric Jacobsen Blog

With only one month left of 2016, it's not too early to start identifying your New Year's Resolutions for 2017. To get you started, how about selecting one or more of these 70 New Year's resolutions for leaders?

Build, Buy, or Customize?

Connection Cafe

There is no easy answer to the question of build, buy, or customize. Complex configurations or business process changes that still use the standard software. Be sure to double check, and consider alternatives such as changing business processes.

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Time To Check In On Your 2016 New Year's Resolutions

Eric Jacobsen Blog

You made it through the first half of 2016. So, now it's a good time to check on your progress with your New Year's Resolutions for how to be a better leader. Hopefully, you're still doing great.

Which Of These New Year's Resolutions Did You Accomplish So Far?

Eric Jacobsen Blog

View every problem as an opportunity to grow 17. Respond to questions quickly and fully 28. Explain the process and the reason for the decisions you make 50. Encourage personal growth and promote training, mentoring and external education 56. Ask questions to clarify 64.

How To Be A Better Leader: 70 Tips

Eric Jacobsen Blog

View every problem as an opportunity to grow 17. Respond to questions quickly and fully 28. Explain the process and the reason for the decisions you make 50. Encourage personal growth and promote training, mentoring and external education 56. Ask questions to clarify 64.

Leaders: Still Making Progress On Your 2013 New Year's Resolution?

Eric Jacobsen Blog

View every problem as an opportunity to grow 17. Respond to questions quickly and fully 28. Explain the process and the reason for the decisions you make 50. Encourage personal growth and promote training, mentoring and external education 56. Ask questions to clarify 64.

2016 New Year's Resolutions For Leaders

Eric Jacobsen Blog

It's time to select your New Year's Resolutions for 2016. To get you started, how about selecting one or more of these 70 New Year's resolutions for leaders?

Have You Already Abandoned Your New Year's Resolution To Be A Better Leader?

Eric Jacobsen Blog

View every problem as an opportunity to grow 17. Respond to questions quickly and fully 28. Explain the process and the reason for the decisions you make 50. Encourage personal growth and promote training, mentoring and external education 56. Ask questions to clarify 64.

70 Ways To Be A Better Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

View every problem as an opportunity to grow 17. Respond to questions quickly and fully 28. Explain the process and the reason for the decisions you make 50. Encourage personal growth and promote training, mentoring and external education 56. Ask questions to clarify 64.

70 Ideas For Your 2014 New Year's Resolutions

Eric Jacobsen Blog

With only two months left of 2013, it''s not too early to start identifying your New Year''s Resolutions for 2014. To get your started, how about selecting one or more of these 70 New Year''s resolutions for leaders?

70 Ways To Be A Better Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

View every problem as an opportunity to grow 17. Respond to questions quickly and fully 28. Explain the process and the reason for the decisions you make 50. Encourage personal growth and promote training, mentoring and external education 56. Ask questions to clarify 64.

Time To Select Your New Year's Resolutions

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Lose weight. Exercise more. Stop smoking. Read more. Shop less. Volunteer. Okay, so you're likely already working on selecting your New Year's resolution for your personal life. But, have you identified your New Year's resolution for your workplace life?

Using Design Thinking for A Foundation’s Investment Strategy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What if they used a design thinking process to not only get feedback from grantees but as a way to develop a more agile way of working? Here’s what I learned about the facilitating design thinking processes: What Is A Design Lab?

How Gen Z Donors Harness the Power of Online Giving

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Well-informed, constantly connected, and more tech-confident than your aunt Jan, they’re taking on the world’s problems, one online fundraiser at a time.

Book Review: When Millennials Take Over and the Fluid Workplace

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

FAST: Anticipate customer demands, identify and solve problems faster, and leap ahead of the competition. 1: Managing and Solving Conflict: Interest-based problem-solving skills , emotional intelligence , shared understanding ( ladder of inference ) and effective feedback.

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How To Talk About Poor Performance With An Employee

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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 Jacobsen Blog

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).

Help! My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The workshop used design-thinking based on Luma methodology to help participants develop a communications strategy for measuring impact. The process took participants through an assessment of the problems facing them, collective brainstorming, and prototyping.

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Social Media, Networking, and African Women’s Leadership Training in Rwanda

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My sessions were integrated into the various leadership, visioning process for women’s rights, curriculum development, and evaluation methods modules throughout the week as networked and social media skills were not the main focus. Documentation of the Visioning Process.

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Are You Doing All You Can To Retain Your Employees?

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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).

10 Must-Have Skills for Nonprofit New Media Managers

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Too often new media managers are bogged down by a strategy or content approval process that saps them of their creativity. Rather than getting stuck and delayed by not knowing an answer to a question or a solution to a problem, they find the answer by mastering search engines.

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

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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). View every problem as an opportunity to grow 17.