Gaining and building trust

Last February, in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, our friend Carlo Kriekels from Denver’s YESS Institute offered a Rich TIP reflecting how the theory of the five “Love Languages” can be applied to nonprofit staff teams, boards, and colleagues just as it relates to marriage/couples therapy–where the theory originates. Given that improving communication and relationships“Gaining and building trust”

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10 reasons not to work more hours than you already do

Our seven-year archive of Rich TIPS covers the gamut of philosophical and tactical ideas. Here’s a new one from the category of self care and personal development. If this particular TIP does not apply to you, congratulations! You’re mastering the challenge of balancing a challenging professional role with a healthy life. If it might apply“10 reasons not to work more hours than you already do”

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What keeps you awake at night?

Do you sometimes toss and turn at night, unable to shake off the stresses of your professional role in the nonprofit sector? You’re not alone. Several weeks ago, Chronicle of Philanthropy’s Cody Switzer asked sector leaders via Twitter to describe “what keeps them up at night,” what is worrying them most right now in their“What keeps you awake at night?”

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Calling yourself forth

There is an intriguing phrase in personal leadership development, “…calling yourself forth.” It refers to the all-too-rare times in our lives when we stretch ourselves beyond what is known and comfortable, willingly going toward the goals or roles that we previously believed were out of our reach. Professional coach and author Robert A. Hargrove uses“Calling yourself forth”

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