By Melissa Lagowski CEO/Founder/Queen Bee Big Buzz Idea Group November is the month of gratitude. Gratitude is regularly cited for improving one’s happiness, improving our health and in managing adversity. Something so simple wields so much power in our daily lives. Today our team would like to take a moment to express our gratitude for all the leaders, employees, volunteers and board members that choose to serve the nonprofit arena. You are effecting positive change in the world. Every day, you do your job because it matters to someone else (maybe more than you will ever know). It has meaning;...
“The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.” —Charles Schwab By: Melissa Lagowski CEO, Founder and Queen Bee, Big Buzz Idea Group Early in my career, when I was an Executive Director at a small Chamber of Commerce in Chicago, I had a couple of board members who would try to dangle financial incentives in front of me as a means of encouragement. They kept reminding me of what my financial reward would be if we secured more sponsors for our largest event. It was referenced in every email and in every...
By: Nicole Martin Chief Empowerment Officer, HRBoost LLC Both small and large companies need to attract talent then develop and retain the best talent for their organizations. Both nonprofits and for-profit businesses must comply with the ever-changing maze of the regulatory environment. When it comes to talent however, nonprofit businesses have a hidden competitive advantage: they lead with heart. Nearly every NPO has their transcendent organizational purpose at the forefront of their vision and mission statement. What is often missed however is the strategic opportunity to link their transcendent organizational purpose to the deeper calling talent seeks through their work...
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