How to Motivate People When Pay is Off the Table

An interesting theme ran through several conversations I had over the past few weeks. People are frustrated in volunteer roles. Non-profit leaders can't figure out how to engage volunteers. They want to know how to motivate people, which can be especially tricky in situations where pay isn't involved. In this case, for volunteers. Interestingly, the frustrated volunteers were exactly the type of people the other group was looking for. After spending a significant amount of time in the non-profit sector and working with military reservists and…


Guest Post – ‘Dear White People: Here Are 10 Actions You Can Take To Promote Racial Justice In The Workplace’

Originally published on 1 Jan 21 by Dana Brownlee- Senior Forbes Contributor, I have re-published, with permission, the article as printed by Forbes. LIGHTROCKET VIA GETTY IMAGES Racial injustice in 2020 isn’t fundamentally a black problem, arguably it’s a white problem. Our most recent racial injustice reminders – George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Amy Cooper, Omar Jimenez – while abhorrent and despicable, for most black people sadly weren’t all that shocking. For us, it wasn’t news. It was just a peek into the reality with which we’re all too familiar. This is…

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Humble, Hungry, and Smart – Get Your Hiring Interview Guide

We often talk about whether someone is a team player. In interviews, performance reviews, or while sharing feedback, everyone agrees that being a team player is extremely desirable in an employee (or a potential hire). Despite widespread usage of the phrase and agreement on its importance, great team players are rather rare. Why is that so? Perhaps that has something to do with the fact that although we all have our own notions of what team players are like, we lack a formal, practical framework to…