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How To Recruit Leaders In Your Volunteer Organization

Shortly after joining a new church, the council president enthusiastically revealed that I was part of their “volunteer leadership succession plan.” I politely declined and spent the next month working to act less “leader-like” at church. Plus, I figured if I skipped coffee hour, I could dodge the recruiters. Busy people freak out when asked to lead too much too soon. Some of your volunteer

Is Your “Nice” Leadership Style Counter-Productive? thumbnail

Have you ever had a boss that what just too nice? Yesterday we talked about “Unnecessary Roughness: What Happens When Leaders are Mean:” On the flip-side what happened when your boss was too nice? Did they inspire? How were results? Nice feels great but nice alone will not help anyone grow. Most employees want to be challenged. They want to know what behaviors to improve. It’s not nice to make the

Won’t You Please, Please Help Me?

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When I was younger, so much younger than today, I never needed anybody’s help in any way. But now these days are gone, I’m not so self-assured, Now I find I’ve changed my mind and opened up the doors. – The Beatles Do you help when you can? Not just your family or your team or when someone asks But when you look up and see someone headed toward the same mistake you’ve already made or