Rich Maltzman: Project Managers Should Focus on the Facts When Removing a Team Member

Letting someone go from a team is never easy. But author and project-management expert Rich Maltzman, PMP, says that project managers, as outsiders, have the luxury of being able to focus on the facts – without getting caught up in long-term workplace relationship issues.

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Christina Kulich-Vamvakas: Today’s Leaders Face Much Greater Scrutiny

Is it still possible for great leaders to emerge in today’s political culture? Christina Kulich-Vamvakas, lecturer in Government at Suffolk University, offers a qualified "Yes." Potentially great leaders are still out there, she argues, but the intensity of public scrutiny in today’s 24/7 media environment makes it much more likely that they’ll stumble on the path to greatness.

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For Nonprofits, the Mission Statement Is a Vital Tool

Within the nonprofit world, an organization’s mission statement may be its most important tool for recruitment, volunteer management, and fundraising. Experienced nonprofit professionals explain why.

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Smaiyra Million: Self-Awareness Is Important for Entrepreneurs

Smaiyra Million, a partner at Highland Consumer Partners, has two words of advice for aspiring entrepreneurs: Know Thyself.

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Ann Chao: When Idea Meets Execution

Ann Chao, CEO and co-founder of Sonation, Inc., a music technology company, says that great ideas, by themselves, are not enough: innovators need to be able to execute as well. Being able to identify with your target audience is pretty important, too.

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D. Quinn Mills: On the Qualities That Define a Leader

D. Quinn Mills, professor emeritus at Harvard Business School, reminds us that not everyone who holds a leadership position is, in fact, a leader. True leaders, he argues, evince a passionate commitment to whatever enterprise they’re leading.

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Rich Maltzman: How to Manage Conflict Within a Team

Author and project-management expert Rich Maltzman, PMP, has good advice for project managers who have to deal with dysfunctional teams: remind everyone to keep their eyes on the prize.

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How to Maintain a Strong Volunteer Base

Volunteers are the lifeblood of most nonprofit organizations. When it comes to keeping them engaged, saying "Thank you" goes a long way – but some experienced nonprofit fundraisers have other helpful ideas, as well.

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Chris Colbert: Innovation Is a Constant in Our Lives

Chris Colbert, director of programming at the Harvard Innovation Lab, says that even large institutions like Harvard are coming to grips with the need to innovate – because in today’s world, he says, there’s no other choice.

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Smaiyra Million: How to Make Networking a Part of Your Life

Smaiyra Million, a partner at Highland Consumer Partners, says it’s normal to be nervous about networking – but the process can be a lot easier if you focus on doing things that you genuinely enjoy.

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