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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Posted by Stephen Lemire on December 20, 2011 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (2)

During this holiday week when so many are travelling, it prompts me to think of the 1987 comedy Planes, Trains and Automobiles starring Steve Martin and the late John Candy. Their particular business trip gone awry happened in an attempt to get home for Christmas, but I’m sure we all relate to aspects of the movie with our own respective “business trip of...

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PPT: a Visual Aid, Not a Distraction

Posted by Stephen Lemire on November 29, 2011 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

When introducing my graduate students to the skills of effective presenting or stress...

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Blueprint to Build

Posted by Stephen Lemire on November 17, 2011 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The 'Fit' Need Go Both Ways

Posted by Stephen Lemire on November 10, 2011 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (2)

The most important relationship in a small staff nonprofit is the one between the board of directors and the executive director. It is a...

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Principles for Executive Directors

Posted by Stephen Lemire on November 3, 2011 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (2)
Nonprofit executive directors have access to vast amounts of peer support groups and on-line resources where they can ask questions of colleagues and share best p...
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Executive Director Fright Night

Posted by Stephen Lemire on October 20, 2011 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (2)

Maybe it’s because Halloween is fast approaching, but I’ve found myself thinking about the sleepless nights I had as exe...
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The Field of Dreams

Posted by Stephen Lemire on September 28, 2011 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

If you build it (well), they will come. This is my guiding principle for members’ services, in particular for conferences and workshops, networking socials and information fairs.

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The Field of Dreams extends itself to others services, too: ...

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