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May the Productivity Force Be with You

May the Productivity Force Be with You

My friends and family often ask, “How do you get so much done?” “Jedi mind tricks,” I quip. Lately I have noticed a flood of Fortune 500 CEOs sharing their “productivity tricks,” so my team decided we would share ours – with a Stars Wars twist – as this busy holiday...

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Top Questions on Social Enterprise

Top Questions on Social Enterprise

Last week, I was thrilled to teach students seeking Duke’s Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership, offered each October, for the ninth time. (They may have been the best class so far!)It doesn’t feel like fall until I get to share my hard-won wisdom from being...

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How to End Domestic Violence and Abuse

How to End Domestic Violence and Abuse

Domestic violence has been on the nation’s consciousness for the past four decades for good reason. More than one in three women (35.6%) and more than one in four men (28.5%) in the U.S. report having experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by...

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How to Review Executive Director/CEO Performance

How to Review Executive Director/CEO Performance

Governance expert John Carver was famous for saying “organizational performance is synonymous with chief executive performance.” In other words, if an organization is performing well, the CEO must be good. And, if an organization is performing poorly, it is the CEO’s...

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