Are You Driven by Capabilities or Circumstances?

Many nonprofit leaders focus on the problems of their organizations. And yes, we all have problems! Scaling Up framework focuses on building capabilities. It will change your mood and the mood of the staff team. It leads to the Deep Work that Cal Newport writes about. It brings happiness to doing good things. Which way… Read More

Drinking From an Atlanta Firehose

Why There Are Summits Verne Harnish collects thought leaders twice a year to help businesses and nonprofits who want to grow. Scaling Up philosophy is that to 10X your business, you have to 10X your people. And to 10X your people, you have to 10X yourself. Summits are two days of nonstop quality ideas –… Read More

52 Best Nonprofit eBooks of All Time

I particularly recommend Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability Nonprofits are just a special version of all companies. It takes resources to do things. The activity needs to generate more resources so that more can be done.  There has to be a sustainable plan. https://bookauthority.org/books/best-nonprofit-ebooks The other 51 – let me know if… Read More

Wednesday MisUnderstood Directors Club – Job or Job Description?

This weekly club meeting talks about stress that CEOs and Executive Directors feel when employees don’t do the right things at the right times and life gets difficult.  Perfectly happy Directors and Presidents are not eligible for membership. This week, I’m thinking about why employees get the job description and don’t understand the job. Job… Read More

Wednesday MisUnderstood Directors Club

This weekly club meeting talks about stress that CEOs and Executive Directors feel when employees don’t do the right things at the right times and life gets difficult.  Perfectly happy Directors and Presidents are not eligible for membership. This week, I want to deal with the stress of the 18-36 month window. ReHire When you… Read More

Are Your Employees Wrecking Your Company?

President Obama said in a recent interview on Face the Nation that the most critical quality for a good President is to form an effective team because the job is simply too big without great support (7/24/2016). His comment is actually the Key Performance Indicator for anybody who is leading a company. Your job is… Read More

Your Company is Richer Than You Think!

We all look at our financials to determine how the company is performing. The problem with your financials is that they were invented in 1494 by Luca Pacioli (improving the Babylonian system of 5000 BC. Would you not agree that an update is necessary? The current financial system is oriented towards manufacturing. In 1995, service… Read More

Your Company Assets Just Went Home for the Night

Abstract CEOs need to invest intentionally and annually in professional development for key staff in order to achieve the objectives of the Strategic Plan.   Adding a New Asset Many nonprofits are service industry corporations with few fixed assets.*  That means the success of your company is the result of your wise use of two… Read More