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Have Your Listening Ears On

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I had the privilege of chairing the preschool in my small rural town before our school district in the years before our school district was able to launch their pre-K program. Over the course of those years, I would occasionally be in the classroom during school hours and have the opportunity to hear Ms. Julie talking with the children. It was where I first remember…

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STOP Doing Heroic Things!

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Perhaps you’re wondering what types of heroic things I mean…   Overtime.   Working on the weekend.   Turning a full vacation day into a half-day.   Those are all heroic things that happen in the nonprofit sector by heart-centered, passionate, driven individuals who regardless of their title want to ensure that the work that needs to be done to meet their mission, serve their…

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Visibility in Teams Helps Create Success

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This morning was a cooler start in the 1000 Islands (in far far far Upstate NY) which meant that there was “River Fog” on the St. Lawrence River and early in the morning, 4:51am ET to be exact, I woke up to the long blast of a freighter out on the River. When there is low visibility, the commercial ships navigating the St. Lawrence Seaway…

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