This is a reprinted from my email newsletter (subscribe here if you haven’t joined). The grass is always greener on Facebook, isn’t it? I mean, no one posts “Just polished off my second quart of Chunky Monkey after coming home drunk from another failed Match.com date”. Instead, we only post about the wonderful happenings in our […]
You can use social media to monitor what’s being said and prioritize how you should respond. But your community needs more than sympathy, and they certainly don’t need your pity! To listen, express compassion, and take action based on wisdom, you have be humanistic. In this witty and beautiful animation, Dr. Brené Brown says that […]
NTEN is the place most of us nonprofit techies call our community, our home. One of my mentors (and I’m sure yours too) is Beth Kanter, who’s been a member of NTEN since 2000! Join me in supporting Beth’s NTEN challenge on #GivingTuesday to build an even stronger community in 2014. Donate today to build a […]
I subscribe to Chris Brogan on YouTube. Sometimes, I even watch his videos. This one caught my attention and was the smartest 30-minute discussion I’ve heard in a while. Hard work, love, integrity, making money, making mistakes. Just watch.
Inspiration is the “human resource” that doesn’t get talked about enough. It’s priceless and yet free, timeless and yet instant. Inspiration speaks to the limitless power of hope, and the limitless power of your people.
I recently hungout with Phil Gerbyshak and Berni Xiong who allowed me to be on The Shut Up Show. We discuss a number of topics, which often include a healthy dose of icky personal stuff. The stuff for nonprofits – starts at 8:00. The “secret” to Facebook success – starts at 9:30. The personal stuff – starts […]
A long time ago in the city of Rome, there were several hundred men working on a large building. A little girl, who was very curious, wandered into the building site to see what she could learn. She noticed three men – each carrying a rock the size of a basketball. And being curious, she […]
Like you, I get a lot of emails about specific events, tasks and projects. And like you, I have very little time. One of the biggest time-wasters is dealing with inefficient emails. You know. The forwarded email with no comments other than “FYI”. Or, the request for feedback buried deep in the email with no […]
We often hear that “failing early and failing often” is the way to grow as people and as organizations. We nod in agreement when we hear stories about people like Steve Jobs and Sir James Dyson, but shutter when it’s our turn to taste this bad medicine.