Patience and Persistence for Results

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Sometimes impatient business people get involved with non-profits. The non-profit's goals may seem remote, the results unachievable. But I’ve learned that patience and persistence can produce powerful results. In 1997 I traveled with Applied’s…

Systems Thinking

This month I want to talk about systems thinking in the context of American relations with China and my experience working with China beginning the early 1980s. International trade is very much in the headlines these days. After a period…

Interview with Dan Hutcheson

Earlier this year I was interviewed by G. Dan Hutcheson for his well-known weVISION video series. The edited video, 30 minutes long, is available for free online, along with a transcript of our chat. Dan is an old friend, not just of mine,…

Leadership for Non-Profits

When I coach non-profit managers I often repeat some of my most fundamental management tips and processes. Most of them work for any organization, for-profit and not-for-profit. As a leader, the character of your organization will never exceed…

FIVE KEY BUSINESS PRACTICES THAT TRANSLATE TO THE NONPROFIT WORLD

Not every business practice translates to the nonprofit world, but here are some that do. I hope you’ll find them helpful.    – Jim Morgan Focus on the Long Haul  Most leaders are smart, knowledgeable about their business, and committed…

THE UBER LESSON

At some point in almost every fast-growing company’s life there is a moment when a manager realizes business as usual is not going to cut it. As a leader you have to face facts: Change or fail. I was reminded of this recently from stories…