Musings

Employment Terms – Not Just for Nonprofits

I’ve always enjoyed tongue-in-cheek translations of help wanted ads. Apparently, so does nonprofit executive and humorist  Vu Le who compiled such a list for his Nonprofit with Balls blog. Here are some of my favorite employment translations from that list that are also applicable to for-profit organizations. Describing the organization A dynamic work environment: We are really disorganized. 

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Top Takeaways from 2015

Like most committed professionals, I’m always in learning mode. I find a constant stream of new ideas, lessons learned, and other important information from reading online and offline, speaking with participants in my workshops and presentations, attending conferences and webinars, talking with people inside and outside of my network, watching movies, etc. Here are several of 

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How to Find Fulfillment This Holiday

Overwhelmed with consumer advertising and all the stuff available to buy? Frustrated with spending more and enjoying it less? Take a deep breath and read on. To better cope with the stress from information-overload and hyper-materialism, here’s an important message from business and life coach, Steve Davis: fulfillment involves understanding “Assimilation vs. Accumulation.”  Note: I’ve cited Steve’s 

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Summer Blog Break 2015

Happy Summer! It’s time to kick-back and enjoy the lazy, hazy days of the season. While I don’t usually take an extended vacation this time of year (except for an occasional long weekend), I do enjoy a brief break from blogging to refresh my content ideas. For those of you who work through most of 

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When the Going Gets Tough: A Volunteer’s Perspective

In honor of National Volunteer Week and in preparation to participate in BlogPaws Conference, it’s fitting that I share this poignant description from a volunteer involved with animal rescue. Rescue explained The neglect changes you. The abuse hardens you. The suffering breaks you. The ignorance angers you. The indifference disturbs you. The injustice destroys you. On a 

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Understanding How Much is Enough? Assimilation vs. Accumulation

To maintain perspective in this season of thanksgiving and gift giving, here’s an excerpt from a most excellent article by business and life coach Steve Davis. In “Assimilation vs. Accumulation,“ he writes: “Unconscious compulsions for “more input” seldom satisfy our true needs. Nor will having piles of unread books and magazines ringing our desks reduce the nagging 

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