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Category: Nonprofit Leadership

Accountability vs Micromanagement – What’s your default?

Sara Wilson, CPCC, ACC | In a conversation with a leader this week she said she was learning that accountability is not the same as micro-managing. Wow! What a great thing to learn. It also made me reflect on how many leaders–at all levels–struggle with holding themselves and other individuals accountable. It’s worth a minute […]

Are your listening skills as good as you think they are?

Sara Wilson, CPCC, ACC | I recently had a couple of experiences that got me thinking about how we can always work harder to improve our listening skills: During a conversation, rather than listening, I started thinking about how to respond. I was talking to someone and suddenly their phone’s email notification sound dinged and […]

Talented Terrors: Do you have one on your team?

Sara Wilson, CPCC, ACC |  Do you have one? A Talented Terror? You know, the staff member who is smart, capable AND wreaks havoc in your team? Most of us will experience this in our career–either as a boss or as a member of a team. I’ve worked with many leaders who become paralyzed when […]

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Start your 2023 self-reflection habit now

Sara Wilson, CPCC, ACC | “Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection, will come even more effective action.” – Peter Drucker We are constantly moving and thinking about what’s next. When we don’t pause to reflect, we often skip past the learning and miss opportunities to find strengths and wisdom we can […]

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Excellent leaders have this quality

Sara Wilson, CPCC, ACC | Reflect for a moment on your experience with excellent leaders. What qualities did they have? Clear communication, ability to delegate, and good follow-up may be some things that come to mind. Did showing appreciation appear on your list? During my career I’ve filled various roles–leader, employee, consultant, board member, committee […]

5 steps to build shared leadership

Sara Wilson, CPCC, ACC |  Last week’s post listed 5 benefits of shared leadership and 5 questions to determine if you’re modeling shared leadership. In case you’re not clear, shared leadership “involves maximizing all of the human resources in an organization by empowering individuals and giving them an opportunity to take leadership positions in their […]

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10 things you need to know about shared leadership

Sara Wilson, CPCC, ACC | I’ve been thinking a lot about shared leadership lately. I’ve been coaching a team within a large nonprofit that wants to improve their communication and model excellent communication skills for other staff in the organization. I am impressed with the behaviors of the team members, including the team leader, related […]

How Leaders build support for good ideas

Sara Wilson, CPCC, ACC | Not one of your good ideas will become reality until other people embrace it and agree to help it move it forward. – Laurie B. Jones Let that sink in for a minute; I suggest reading it again. The quote’s message may not be a surprise but it’s worth putting […]

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Executive Directors v COVID fatigue

Sara Wilson, CPCC | The “new normal” is impacting everything–individuals, families, nonprofits and for-profit business. Every leader I have spoken with is experiencing COVID fatigue in their professional life and home life.  It is overwhelming. Here are 5 actions you can take to help your organization, team and yourself.  1.  Reach Out. The saying is […]

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Use your leadership skills to be part of the Tipping Point

Sara Wilson, CPCC | Since the brutal murder of George Floyd by police I have experienced many emotions–shock, anger, sadness and a sense of being at loss. Loss of what to do, loss at how I, a white person of privilege, can use my leadership skills to make a difference.  Eighteen years ago, I was […]

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