The economy is down – and anxieties are running high in the workplace. Every day, I speak with coaching clients from Jewish nonprofit organizations who range from uneasy to panic about the security of their jobs. Will my funding get renewed? What if I get laid off? What can I do to safeguard my position in my organization? My clients are looking for answers – answers that nobody has. Not their boss, not their board, and not their coach. What I … [Read more...] about 30 Ways to Be a Class Act at Work
During the high holidays, we are asked to reflect on our relationships with family, with friends, with colleagues, and others. We take stock of how our relationships are, what we’ve done well, where we need to improve, and we commit to doing a better job next year. Once a year is nice -- but paying attention to how our relationships are working all year round is what most of us need to be doing. Whether you work with a challenging manager, a … [Read more...] about Reflect and Question
This summer, most news outlets had stories about the high cost of leaving home due to gas prices. They reported that many of us opted for a "staycation" -- where we stay home and breathe some new life into our current environment. It's not as dramatic a change as a vacation, but it provides us with some of the freshness we crave. In today’s unstable economic climate, the cost of leaving our jobs is too high -- emotionally, financially, … [Read more...] about Should You Staycate… or Vacate?
eJewish Philanthropy is happy to welcome Deborah Riegel who will be contributing to our eJP community on a regular basis, sharing her thoughts on professional development. 15 Tips for Keeping Staff, Volunteers and Yourself Happy Choose the right people in the first place through behavioral interviewing, competency assessments, and matching interests Communicate and get agreement on expectations – making sure those expectations are … [Read more...] about 15 Tips for Keeping Staff, Volunteers and Yourself Happy