The Value of Following Up

Recently, I told someone that yes, I would definitely go on their website and make a small gift.  I didn’t.  Not because I didn’t mean to, but, frankly, it got lost in all the other things I needed to do.

Bill Palladino – MLUI‘s insight:

Wouldn’t you prefer to cut the discomfort with fundraising for you and your board? Janet Levine tells a good story with a lesson attached in this article.

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Why Aren’t You Leading?

You care deeply.  Change must happen.  They need you.  You are qualified.  You have big ideas. “I’m not sure I’m ready.” “I might fail” “I’m scared&#… (A great insight about where real leadership comes from…

Bill Palladino – MLUI‘s insight:

This is a short leadership blog post for the everyday leader.  And that’s why I like it.  The author, Karin Hurt, puts leadership in a place accessible to all of us, even just the average Jane on the street.  What’s your experience with people choosing not to lead.

See on letsgrowleaders.com

The End of Hierarchy: When Everyone’s a Leader | Commonwealth Club

Gary Hamel, Visiting Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, the London Business School; Author, What Matters Now; Leading the Revolution (The End of Hierarchy: When Everyone’s a Leader | Commonwealth Club

Bill Palladino – MLUI‘s insight:

If you’re in the SF Bay area, you might want to catch the Commonwealth Club of California presentation by Gary Hamil.  And let me say, it’s a bargain at $20 for public and $8 for CwC members.  Gary is a one of the great leadership thinkers of our age.

See on www.commonwealthclub.org

5 Things You Need to Know Before Fundraising

Know these five details before entering any fundraising pitch, especially if you are a social entrepreneur.

Bill Palladino – MLUI‘s insight:

It’s the first day of spring 2013 and I thought I’d help you celebrate with another must-do/must-know list.  This one’s from Inc. Magazine so it has some real teeth.  Worth the read, and possibly even printing off to leave on the bulletin board (do we even still have those?) of your favorite nonprofit.  

See on www.inc.com

Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling

These rules were originally tweeted by Emma Coats, Pixar’s Story Artist. Number 9 on the list – When you’re stuck, make a list of what wouldn’t happen next – is a great one and can apply to writers…

Bill Palladino – MLUI‘s insight:

This article fascinates me because it’s all about story telling, but each element listed works for leadership in general too. “Simplify, focus… hop over detours!”

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Fundraising is Everyone’s Job

It’s my birthday.That’s not a particularly big thing in my life—I’ve never been the birthday girl type.  Indeed, I have a hard time remembering my birthday let alone the birthdays of my kids and grandson.  But this one is … Continue reading →…

Bill Palladino – MLUI‘s insight:

Ah yes.  Whose job is it to hit the pavement with that organization tin cup? While we resist the answer, it’s fairly obvious isn’t it?

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Think Consensus is Good, Think Again

RT @toddbnielsen: Think Consensus is Good, Think Again… http://t.co/a4y7PFLPsO by @toddbnielsen #leadership

Bill Palladino – MLUI‘s insight:

As a professional facilitator I’m often faced with entering a group or a team that believes its using consensus decision making.  More often than not, they’re using some weird, convenient, hybrid.  I like the bared teeth approach to consensus in this article.  I warn my clients from using consensus unless the formal process is completely committed to, and people understand what it requires of them.

See on www.toddnielsen.com