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Through the Eyes of a Babe

Posted by Stephen Lemire on December 28, 2011 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

My grand-nephew Beckett made his first trip to Massachusetts last week for the extended family Christmas Eve gathering. After spending a couple hours watching him I realized that this tot was reinforcing some important lessons on nonprofit management.


He got the...

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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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Personalized Mental Health Assessment

Posted by Stephen Lemire on December 8, 2011 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

The checklists of symptoms that we so often see for various behavioral health problems, such as clinical ...

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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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Micromanagement is a 4-Letter Word

Posted by Stephen Lemire on October 6, 2011 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

In a small staff association or community nonprofit the executive director, more times than not, is a specialist. What’s unique about the executive director’s role is that the specialty is being a generalist. The executive director, as CEO, can fill the roles of development officer, marketing and communications manager, event coordinator, and many others depending on the size of the organization.

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