I love sharing (and commenting extensively) on some of the best and worst articles I find around the internet. Here’s one from Mel Kleiman on Ragan (a communications news compiler) on the Top 10 ways to get your top talent to quit.
Straight up, it’s really good advice for managers. Taken together or separately, these are things that create toxic, unpleasant, and talent suffocating work environments. So if you manage people, or better yet, have power over overall organizational norms/rules/practices, go read it!
But I’ve been doing development work in my consulting life of late, trying to help several boards wrap their head around how to help and empower and manage their lead fundraisers. And predictably, these groups overemphasize the importance of getting new donors. We just need to build our base, I keep hearing. How do we bring in new audiences?
But God Bless the Authority of the consultant, because I don’t think they’d listen to the same admonition coming from one of their staff…You’re getting ahead of yourself, I’ve said twice already this week. What are you doing to keep your current donors? Read more