INSIGHTS

News, Reflections and Resources for Powering Change

Feb 13 2014 | By Bob Greene
When I work with organizations, I always pay attention to how problems are talked about. Whenever I hear team members speak about needing to “work smarter” or that they “don’t have enough time,” it raises a question for me. I start looking at whether the team... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014
While the original observance of May Day by the ancient Celts and Saxons celebrated the first spring planting, the meaning of the day was forever changed on May 1, 1886, when U.S. and Canadian workers declared a strike in support of the eight-hour workday. → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Bob Greene
There’s an old saying that to a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. Working from my personal frame of reference, I may continue to tackle challenges in the same way every time, not recognizing that someone with a different orientation or style could... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Lyn Freundlich, Director of Administration and Human ResourcesThird Sector New England
The nonprofit sector has been hit hard by the economic downturn. Lay-offs have cut already thin staffing levels even further, adding to many staff members’ already overscheduled work week. → More
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Feb 13 2014 | By Bob Greene, Senior Consultant
Try this simple trick. Often it is the simple work of art that we find the most beautiful. Skilled non-profit group and team leaders use (apparently) simple techniques to promote high levels of engagement. → More
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Feb 13 2014 | By Jennetta Hyatt, Human Resources Manager for Fiscal Sponsorship and Recruitment Third Sector New England
Some non-profit organizations have an official dress code policy, while others do not. And even if your nonprofit has such a policy, there may still be room for interpretation. So, when you begin a new job with an organization, you will want to review and... → More
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Feb 13 2014 | By Susan Labandibar, Founder and CEO Tech Networks of Boston
 An old New England saying goes: Use it up, wear it out, make it do.... or do without! → More
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Feb 13 2014 | By Bob Greene, Senior Consultant
Trust isn't mysterious. It is, however, easy to break and takes hard work to rebuild. → More
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Feb 13 2014 | By Aaron Green, President Professional Staffing Group
It is official. The recession has receded. And Massachusetts employers are starting to hire again. A recent forecast by Northeastern University economist Alan Clayton-Matthews estimates that 200,000 Massachusetts jobs will be created in the next 5 years. → More
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Feb 13 2014 | by Jackie Cefola, former Program Manager The NonProfit Center
The NonProfit Center, developed by Third Sector New England as a “green” building and home to many of Boston’s progressive social change non-profit organizations, has been awarded certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™)... → More
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