The Recruiting Gap

So, your valued senior staff member has found a new opportunity and has just given you two weeks notice. Great! You wish them well, notify your staff and start the scramble to update the job description and get up to speed on the person’s current projects. The two...

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Self Care: Not Just Kale Smoothies

So, how’s that self care going? If you’re like me, it seems months ago that we celebrated the beginning of 2020. Looking back (!) I had several goals for this year and making healthier choices was top of the list. But, in the last three weeks, have I done much to jump...

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The Perils of an Executive Director

During my numerous years as an Executive Director of not-for-profit organizations, I’ve spent many hours strategizing, consulting and sharing several bottles of wine with my colleagues. We all agree it takes a certain type of person to successfully lead an...

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Change is the Only Constant

It's a hackneyed phrase for sure. But that doesn't make it wrong. Here in Ontario, budget cuts, elimination of needed programs and supports in health, the environment, and now arts and culture, are putting added pressure on already pressured non-profit leaders. It's...

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