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Nose in, fingers out! Good advice for your nonprofit board.

Started by Michael Brough in Governance and Advisory Bodies Dec 23, 2016. 0 Replies

Whenever we went into a store, a museum, someone's house, etc, etc, my Mom used to say to us children: "Look; don't touch!" In a recent article, Patricia Bellinger of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School offers similar…Continue

Tags: governance, nonprofit, Board

Role Confusion among Parish Leadership Bodies

Started by Peter Denio in Governance and Advisory Bodies Jul 15, 2016. 0 Replies

Inevitably as I talk to different pastoral leaders, there seems to be a great deal of role confusion with regard to the key leadership bodies in the parish - in particular how the pastoral council, staff, and finance council relate to each other and…Continue

Tags: staff, advisory, role, finance, pastoral

How comfortable are your councils and staff leadership with disagreement and conflict?

Started by Peter Denio in Governance and Advisory Bodies Jul 8, 2016. 0 Replies

An area where I have been spending a good amount of time talking with pastoral leaders is the necessity for honest, unfiltered discussion.  But in order for this to occur participants of staffs and leadership councils require a relatively high…Continue

Tags: advisory, council, threshold, lencioni, conflict

Radical Candor

Started by Peter Denio in Human Resources May 27, 2016. 0 Replies

One of the most frequently requested areas where priests and pastoral ministers request help is with ministerial supervision.  Giving ongoing and helpful feedback or "guidance" as Kim Scott describes it is essential to successfully serving the…Continue

Tags: human, resources, review, feedback, candor


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