Monthly Archives: November 2015

What Kind of Doctor Would You Choose?

“If you were facing a seriously medical condition, would you choose the most effective doctor, or the cheapest?” This was a question raised by David Miller of The Denver Foundation at the Partners in Philanthropy luncheon in mid-November. The point … Continue reading

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10/10/10

I recently learned about the 10/10/10 rule. Essentially, the business writer Suzy Welch recommends that before taking any rash actions, we should ask ourselves, “How will I think about my decision 10 minutes from now, 10 months from now and … Continue reading

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Communications Is a Strategy!

“Corporate folks do a horrible job of communicating impact.” This is what one gentleman recently said to me when I interviewed him for a client project. “Marketing has real value for them. Nonprofits don’t do that very well.” I was, … Continue reading

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Travel with Tape

When I travel, I carry masking tape with me. It’s not because I expect to be working on any last-minute paint jobs, or to fix an unexpected hem issue. It’s because, when I am on a plane, I can tape … Continue reading

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Using Your Strengths Is Not a Disease

The title of Larissa MacFarquhar’s article immediately caught my eye: “Why Are Do-Gooders So Irritating?” I thought to myself, “What? I’m irritating? Just because I want to make the world a better place?” What is that about?!!“ (Although I have … Continue reading

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