Another F-Word to Use Instead of Feedback

Feedforward is a great way to change behavior and make improvements for the future.

Receiving feedback usually gets me a little nervous. I find myself uneasy, embarrassed, and sometimes even feeling ashamed of my work. I’m not alone. I’ve heard from many others that feedback often times elicits the third F-word here…you know what I’m talking about. In writing this post, I realize that my association with feedback is mostly […]

How to Unplug and Find Focus

Don't underestimate the difference between disconnect and distraction.

Have you ever thought about your process for intentionally disconnecting from work? I remember when I used to commute thirty minutes each way. My thoughts on the drive to work were about work. And my thoughts on my way home were about work, my personal task list for the evening, and what I was going […]

“Doing more with less” often means burnout

Helping until it hurts isn’t helping. It’s martyrdom. Nonprofit employees are a mission-driven bunch and sometimes help until it hurts, often doing this work at the expense of our families, health and mental wellbeing. Here’s a huge caveat to this statement: Helping at the expense of our mental health and personal relationships is where things […]

What to do when everything is going wrong

How to be joyful when the shizz hits the fan

Let me recap my past month for you:   I had bronchitis. In July. I fell off my bike and broke my arm. I walked around for a week with a broken arm before going to the doctor. (I have a couple of minor (hairline?) fractures. It was painful but nothing crazy like a bone […]

Don’t let your professional development go to waste this year.

We do-gooders are great at doing good, which usually also means being constantly active. What we’re not so great at is renewing our spirit and taking breaks to avoid compassion fatigue — that unique form of tension and stress that comes from helping those in distress. Professional development, in particular leadership development, can help you address the […]

How to get what you want by creating a personal vision.

Setting a vision can often seem either impractical or overwhelming. During this session, we’ll focus on how a vision is merely a way to articulate what you want out of life for any length of time (in the next 5 weeks, 5 months, or 5 years; the choice is yours). By the end of our time together, you’ll create an inspiring personal vision with an awesome action plan plus receive tools to understand the steps to actually work your plan and filter decisions through your vision, instead of focusing on other people’s expectations and emotions.

Date: October 28, 2016
Event: Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network's 2016 Women's Symposium
Venue: Monroe County Convention Center
Location: 302 S College Ave
Bloomington, IN 47403
Registration: Click here to register.

A leader is focused on the right work. During this 1.5-hour session you will learn the difference between time management and productivity. If you’re feeling like you just need to be more organized in order to get more done, or you’re saying, “Yes,” to too many projects, come learn the secret tools you can use to get the right work done — not just the busy work.

Date: September 22, 2016
Time: 2:30-4 p.m.
Event: Launch Cause Leadership Series: Manage your time and attention
Topic: Manage your time and attention
Venue: Launch Cause
Location: 5724 Birtz Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46216
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

During this 1.5-hour session you will learn the importance of clearly communicating short- and long-term plans. Using one of your current projects, you will walk away with a tool to help you craft a vision and then effectively share it with others.

Date: August 18, 2016
Time: 2:30-4 p.m.
Event: Launch Cause Leadership Series: How to share the vision
Topic: How to share the vision
Venue: Launch Cause
Location: 5724 Birtz Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46216
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

Leaders are at every level and, regardless of your title, you can be a leader through your beliefs and actions. During this 1.5-hour session you will learn how you can leverage your core beliefs and values into your leadership style. You will walk away with a leadership vision, having identified where you need to grow, specific ways you contribute to your organization (now and in the future), and an action plan for your career.

Date: July 21, 2016
Time: 2:30 - 4 p.m.
Event: Launch Cause Leadership Series: Discover your leadership style
Venue: Launch Cause
Location: 5724 Birtz Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46216
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

What No One Tells You about Working from Home

Flexibility requires discipline.

Telecommuting and schedule flexibility are all the rage these days. Gone are the days that we all must be tethered to our desk to get our work done. Yay internet! Instead more and more workplaces are allowing their employees to choose when and where they work, as long as they’re meeting their objectives. The benefits […]