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Advice to small business owners on how to be a leader

Advice to small business owners on how to be a leader5 Ways to Develop Leadership Skills:

1. Be patient with yourself. The process of becoming an effective manager and leader takes time and can be a real challenge. People used to achieving goals through their own efforts can be demanding and impatient with others, tempted to just do everything themselves. When I first became a manager, I had to teach myself to slow down, pay attention to others and be more nurturing with employees. I continue to work on those skills.
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FUNdraising Good Times: You can't sell what you don't know

FUNdraising Good Times: You can't sell what you don't knowPart one of a two part interview with Mike Bruns

Mike Bruns possesses the characteristics of an ideal board member: deeply engaged with the organizations he supports, generous as a donor, and he treats his nonprofit involvement with the same seriousness he applies to business ventures. He has a great sense of humor, a kind heart and a warm smile. He's also the founder of Comtrak Logistics, a national transportation and logistics company headquartered in Memphis, and chairman emeritus of Youth Villages, a national nonprofit. We recently talked with Bruns to learn the secrets to his success as a nonprofit volunteer leader.
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Any Questions? Savvy ways to end a job interview

Who are you? Where have you been? Why do you want to work here? What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? You have answered every interview question perfectly. You are about to leave the office with a job offer practically following you out the door when the manager says, "Do you have any additional questions?"
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Starting from Scratch: Declutter one (electronic) space at a time

Disorganization happens. Sometimes in just one area; sometimes on a much larger scale. Lately, shows like Hoarders have really taken off. Earlier generations remember Sanford & Sons. There certainly are people in the world who live surrounded by stuff. Likewise, there are other people who watch those shows and pat each other on the back, saying, "Glad that's not us!"
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Workshop, seminars and conferences: blessing or curse?

Workshop, seminars and conferences: blessing or curse?FUNdraising Good Times

Continuous training, education and exposure to new people and ideas can lead to continuous improvement, motivation, and engagement. Workshops, seminars and conferences add to the skill set and competency of nonprofit employees, executives, board members and volunteers. The question is: what happens after the workshop or conference?
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Award recognizes Northeast Bank Community Service

Award recognizes Northeast Bank Community ServiceIn June of 2013, Belva Rasmussen, Ben Rasmussen, Eva Rasmussen and Sue Sjoselius represented Northeast Bank at the National Jefferson Awards celebration held in Washington, D. C. (Northeast Bank was selected to represent the Minnesota business community at the state level Jefferson Awards celebration held in November of 2012.)
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First step to success: Show up

This is a message to business owners and little people alike: show up. The difference between those who succeed and those who don't is directly related to who comes to the table.
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