Archive for July, 2016

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[Podcast] 2016 Nonprofit Salary Report Findings

PNP’s President/CEO Gayle Brandel and Director of Special Projects Robert Duvall talk about the 2016 NonProfit Salaries & Staffing Report with Amy DeVita of Top Nonprofits. They cover the burning issue, “How much should I pay an employee at my nonprofit?”. A great podcast about nonprofit talent management for executive directors, HR managers, and job candidates. You’ll learn about: the state of the nonprofit job market the health of the sector growing trends in culture sought-after benefits and skills how millennials are impacting the nonprofit workplace Download your copy of the salary report discussed in this podcast here.

Even Super Woman Took an Occasional Break

It’s that time of year when the thought of vacation tantalizes even the most avid workaholics among us. Don’t be tempted to put off vacation or worse yet, to take a vacation that really isn’t a vacation because you are taking calls and answering emails. Good executive leaders know that time away from the office isn’t a luxury you can’t afford—it’s a requirement to doing your job better. Not only that, it helps your team grow. So let’s revisit Kadi McDonald’s top five reasons for why you should take a vacation. After all, it does get exhausting saving the world day after day. 1. Your team needs you to take a break. In stressful or high-demand work environments, it can sometimes become overwhelming to have to present to a manager all the time. When you’re not there, this gives your team some time to focus. Not only that, it gives them a confidence boost that they’re able to hold down the fort when you’re not around. 2. Your brain will work much better if you give it some time to clear. Full time employment is stressful. And that’s not even including what it takes to be a functioning human being…

Before You Utter Your First Word, Your Employee Is Already Forming an Opinion of What You Have to Say

In 1971, Albert Mehrabian published a book Silent Messages, in which he discussed his research on nonverbal communication. He concluded that individuals based their judgments on factors other than words; specifically, 55% to body language, 38% to the tone of the voice, and only 7% to the person’s actual words. This rule has stood the test of time. Nonverbal messages can speak louder than any verbal message you are sending. The Hidden Language of Leaders Most managers learn the common nonverbal communication clues and adapt their body language accordingly. However, you might not be as alert to others, like what your hands are saying. Here are some nonverbal pitfalls to watch for in yourself and others: The Handshake We all know that a firm handshake is critical—it is the most powerful nonverbal cue. Moving on. Your Hands Gesturing or talking with your hands is very natural. Scientists have long known that a region of the brain called Broca’s area is important for speech production. It’s also active when we wave our hands to power conversation. Just don’t get carried away as too many hand gestures can be distracting, or worse yet, perceived negatively. Keep your hands away from your mouth…