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Leadership Development and Talent Management Blog

Category: What we are learning

"Let's Talk About Race," My Boss Said to Me

August 23, 2017By Paola Peacock Friedrich Countless years in this brown skin, over 100 stamps in my passport, study sessions with Cornel West, and I was wary of this invitation. In the fall of 2016, I was asked to lead the first Diversity, Equity, an... Read More

Congratulations to our friends at the Rhode Island Foundation

Congratulations to our friends at the Rhode Island Foundation on their 100th year! We are proud to be part of their story. Learn more in the case study "Change Management for a Changing Environment". Read More

Four Strategies for Staying on the Path to Scale

Strategy, capital, and people are essential to scaling an organization’s work and impact, but they’re not sufficient—to transform those crucial resources into the desired results, nonprofit leaders need to redesign their organizations too. In a Septe... Read More

Succeeding with Succession

Everyone agrees that succession planning is one of the CEO's and board's most critical responsibilities; in fact, a recent article published by The Bridgespan Group highlighted it as by far the No. 1 organizational concern for US nonprofits. Yet all ... Read More

Leadership Development: Five Things All Nonprofits Should Know

Despite a big uptick in attention paid to nonprofit leadership development over the past decade, a lot of misunderstanding remains. Many organizations think leadership development is too expensive, that it’s all about training or sabbaticals, that it... Read More

Five Types of Nonprofits and Their Unique Talent Challenges

In reflecting on the diversity of the nonprofits we’ve worked with this year, a question came to mind: "How do human capital challenges most frequently vary by organization type, and what solutions address those challenges?" Our experience with a wid... Read More

Top Five Moments When Human Capital Needs to Be a Top Priority for Nonprofit Executive Leaders

A nonprofit leader recently asked us, “I know that strengthening my organization’s human capital management will always help us to better implement our strategy and accomplish our mission, but are there particular moments that should make human capit... Read More

Feedback and resulting Improvements for Talent Initiative 5.0

Improvements for Talent Initiative 5.0 We are still batting 100% on the improvements we’ve made to each successive round to Talent Initiative! Feedback on each new or improved feature continues to be positive. The pace of finding big and easily ident... Read More

Feedback from Talent Initiative 3.0 and Improvements for 4.0

We continue to learn a great deal about how to do this work most effectively and to plow that learning back into ever more improvements to our consulting, training and coaching approach. Increasingly the changes we’re making feel like smaller refinem... Read More

Feedback from Talent Initiative 2.0 and further improvements for 3.0

We’ve wrapped up our second round of Talent Initiative participants and I’m very happy to say that all of the improvements we made from the 1.0 version were highly successful and worked much as expected. We’ve also learned a great deal about where ro... Read More

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