By Cheryl Magen One hundred years ago, Theodore Roosevelt advised us that "the best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it." With all due respect to President Roosevelt, this is easier said than done. Why delegating is important A recent study by the Institute for Corporate Productivity found that nearly half of all … [Read more...] about The Key To Success? Don’t Do It All Yourself!
By Jina Davidovich We’ve all seen articles and had conversations about the leadership challenges of the Jewish not-for-profit sector. Yet, despite the prominence of this topic, few opportunities have been provided to ignite a conversation about what the future of the Jewish community requires of its institutions and professionals. Often silo-ed in their own fields, leaders of these organizations seldom have the opportunity to sit together, or … [Read more...] about It’s Time to Talk about Leadership
I have met so many young professionals, the lifeblood of the Jewish community, who want to be affiliated with Jewish organizations, but the language and concepts of the past do not resonate with them. By Deanna Drucker [This article is the ninth in Advancing Jewish Leadership: A Series on Jewish Context and Professional Practices. Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership is currently marking its 90th anniversary with the launch … [Read more...] about Jewish Leadership Training: Insights from a Lay Leader
By Judah M. Cohen [This article is the eighth in Advancing Jewish Leadership: A Series on Jewish Context and Professional Practices. Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership is currently marking its 90th anniversary with the launch of the Center for Jewish Leadership. In this series, faculty, mentors, graduates, and staff of Spertus Institute’s graduate degree, certificate, and professional programs share valuable insights relevant … [Read more...] about The Aesthetic Lives of Jewish Identity
By Dr. Amy Alfred The final article in this series will focus on conflict resolution. It is truly a whole topic in and of itself, but it is worthwhile to look specifically at how different conflict styles will help you (or not!) with setting appropriate boundaries. Although many people are scared of fighting, resolving conflict successfully can actually bring people closer together. In addition, it is important to examine how different work … [Read more...] about Part Three, Sustaining Our Synagogues, Sustaining Ourselves