- Be aware, seek first to understand
- You need to be on their page – which may be different from yours
- Every horse (person) needs a leader
- Recognition is important
- A leaders shouldn’t get too far ahead of the horse (followers)
- Leaders need the support of others
- It’s important to know where you’re going
I was in a meeting the other day and the person said, I’ve taken too much time and started to rush. I was able to assure her, it was alright I was getting value out of the conversation and I had the capacity in my schedule to continue our talk. In other words I didn’t have another meeting piled right on top of that one.
I shared that I was trying to be less hurried and rushed all the time to go from one appointment or meeting to another. She said, a colleague of hers had called that “blank space,” and how important it was in managing time and productivity. By preserving time in your schedule that is “blank” you create time for thinking, getting project work done, or continuing an important conversation.
It’s so true, that in every day there are unexpected things that come up and by allowing some blank space in your day you can adapt, flex and be in the moment more easily.
The first of its kind in the US, Better 4 Business was dynamic Nonprofit Expo featuring 200 innovative and creative nonprofits.
The goal is to “Break Down the Wall” and bring together nonprofits, social enterprises, small, medium, and large companies to make connections and form partnerships for a positive impact on society. To symbolize this idea, attendees were encourage to take a card from the wall and follow the instructions which encouraged meeting and engaging with other conference attendees.
The format allowed business to seek out like-minded non-profit partners for collaborative opportunities where interests, resources, and values align. B4B also provided a platform for nonprofits to network, showcase their programs and projects and share best practices.
OneOC played a significant role as a B4B partner fulfilling their goal to help accelerate nonprofit success.
Young’s Market Company