Things We Should Saw More Often in the Workplace

Word-bubbles.jpgMany people are positive, uplifting, maybe even upbeat, but do they display those qualities at work? Things go wrong, clients get upset, or our beloved technology fails us and our normally cheerful attitudes become less than positive. We are only human… however, I am making the argument that providing encouragement to co-workers, supervisors, and subordinates is more important than we think, especially during challenging moments.


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In Case You Missed It: Engaging Volunteers

Jaclyn-Wilmot.jpgJaclyn Wilmot, who has over 13 years of experience in volunteer engagement, spoke at the last YNPN Professional Growth Event, Engaging Skilled Volunteers at Your Nonprofit. In case you missed it, or need a reminder, here are some of the things she taught us.


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How to Toot Your Own Horn Without Blowing It

Tooting-horn.jpgIt feels awkward to talk about yourself, but being able to tout your accomplishments is necessary in many situations like justifying a pay increase, asking for a promotion, or interviewing for a new job. On the other hand, no one likes talking to someone that sounds self-righteous or big headed. So where’s the balance?


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A Time for Reflection: The Year in Review


I know that no one likes to review their year until New Year’s, when they are making the unlikely-to-happen resolutions, and maybe not even then. But this year, we should all review our year a little early, before the holidays put a golden (or gloomy) haze on our year.


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How Would You Like to Stop Time?

time-wasting.jpgSometimes I wish that I could slow down time. There is always too much to do, and rarely enough time to get everything done. I constantly have this nagging anxious feeling that I am somehow missing something, and it drives me crazy! Despite the hectic day-to-day routine between serving on two nonprofit boards and trying to advance my career, I have found a few things that have helped me to slow down.


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