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Leadership and Professional Development: Join organizational psychologist, Meisha Rouser, to learn how to overcome obstacles that keep you from success. By listening you will become a more effective leader, manager, team member, and colleague. Become an expert in communication, change management, conflict resolution, employee engagement, emotional intelligence, productivity, and stress management. Learn leadership development tools that will positively enhance your professional life, persona ...
 
This podcast covers various topics on organizational excellence including topics on business agility, digital transformation, process excellence, program management and PMO, and other quality management topics.
 
Data > Resilience > Transformation
 
In “nonprofit” 501c3 organizations the 80/20 rule applies. 80% of all funding goes to 20% of the sector. This happens because much of conventional wisdom in our industry is false. In this podcast, you will find the truths, And those truths will set you free to success. Zoot Velasco is an employee of OCEAA and California State University Fullerton. The views expressed on this podcast are his alone and do not represent the views of OCEAA or California State University Fullerton.
 
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In today’s episode, Dawn Shuler shares the crucial importance of an organizational chart. It’s not as boring as you might think, and it could actually lead to the growth and long-term success of your organization.
 
Dawn Shuler discusses the 6 types of dysfunctional teams (whether a team is defined as a department, division, location, or other group of people working together toward a common goal) and the necessity of minimizing their effects.
 
In this episode, Dawn Shuler shares why some companies don’t like working with her, and it may not be the reason you think.
 
In this episode, I join Kendall Lott, host of the PM Point of View podcast, which originates from the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Project Management Institute. Kendall invited me to come on his podcast to explain the new management model found in my 2017 book (Become Truly Great: Serve the common good through Management … Continue reading 0 ...…
 
In this episode, I join Kendall Lott, host of the PM Point of View podcast, which originates from the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Project Management Institute. Kendall invited me to come on his podcast to explain the new management model found in my 2017 book (Become Truly Great: Serve the common good through Management … Continue reading 0 ...…
 
In this episode, Dawn Shuler talks about the difference between standards and boundaries, and the challenges that come with trying to keep your high standards, especially when others push against them.
 
Of course it makes sense to have the right people in the right seats. But what does it mean to the other employees and staff in your organization if you don’t have the right people in the right seats?
 
What do you do about energy vampires, those people who leave you feeling sucked dry and empty after an encounter with them? In your personal life, it may be easier to deal with them, but what about energy vampires at work?
 
The elephant comes with risk. There is an elephant in the C-suite. It has been there a long time, but it has blended into the background and few have questioned its legitimacy or presence. The elephant I am referring to is the goal-setting process, that is, the way that management sets the direction going forward. … Continue reading 092 – The e ...…
 
The elephant comes with risk. There is an elephant in the C-suite. It has been there a long time, but it has blended into the background and few have questioned its legitimacy or presence. The elephant I am referring to is the goal-setting process, that is, the way that management sets the direction going forward. … Continue reading 092 – The e ...…
 
Every company has a culture… is it the one you intend? Or something completely different and out of hand, beyond your control?
 
Do have choice, or do you have no choice? Listen in to today’s podcast episode and hear what Dawn Shuler has to say about choice and our perception around it.
 
People just want to be heard, seen, and acknowledged. But sometimes we have difficulty acknowledging others, especially in situations that are tinged with conflict, because we’re afraid of giving up our power or that by somehow acknowledging their communications, we are agreeing with them. Listen in to today’s episode where Dawn Shuler talks ab ...…
 
As humans, we’re wired to react in the moment. In prehistoric times, quick reaction time could mean the difference between life and death. However in this day and age, being immediately reactive can be damaging. Listen in to today’s episode to understand the impact shifting this perspective can have on your business.…
 
Gary Hamel (London Business School) characterizes management as the technology of human accomplishment. It came into its own in the late 1800s and early 1900s, as the USA entered the new century. Among the traditional long-standing factors of production (land, labor, and capital) in the British tradition, management became the fourth, the one t ...…
 
Gary Hamel (London Business School) characterizes management as the technology of human accomplishment. It came into its own in the late 1800s and early 1900s, as the USA entered the new century. Among the traditional long-standing factors of production (land, labor, and capital) in the British tradition, management became the fourth, the one t ...…
 
You may have intentionally created a company culture, a vision, a strategy, a way forward…. and do your employees align with and buy into that culture, vision, strategy? Listen in to today’s episode as Dawn Shuler talks about some fascinating insights from performing a Company Climate Inventory.
 
One of the most productive methods of communication I’ve developed is the PNP method. It sets the tone, establishes the challenge, and allows for forward movement. Listen in to see how this method works.
 
We’ve all been there… in a meeting where we couldn’t wait to leave, feeling as if watching paint dry would be more productive. Listen to today’s episode to discover five ways to run a meeting ineffectively as well as the two most important things to consider in running a meeting.
 
Part of good, effective, and efficient communication is acknowledgement. This is true even with voice mails and emails from other people. It’s important that you actually respond!
 
Today on the 501(c)(3)(b)(s) Podcast, Zoot Velasco talks with Todd Hanson, Vice President of the Center for Engaged Philanthropy at the Orange County Community Foundation, recognized as a “center of gravity” for philanthropy in Orange County. Since this administration came to the Foundation, their assets have increased from $43 million to $378 ...…
 
Today on the 501(c)(3)(b)(s) Podcast, Zoot Velasco talks with Todd Hanson, Vice President of the Center for Engaged Philanthropy at the Orange County Community Foundation, recognized as a “center of gravity” for philanthropy in Orange County. Since this administration came to the Foundation, their assets have increased from $43 million to $378 ...…
 
Everything we do involves an exchange of energy. Sometimes those energy forms are tangible, like money, and sometimes they’re intangible, like time and the personal energy we receive (or don’t) from an exchange. Learn how energy exchanges show up in leadership in mentoring, as well as what to look for and look out for.…
 
Through our decades of work with companies, organizations, associations, departments, executives, and business owners, as well as leading and managing teams ourselves, we’ve identified the top traits of an effective leader. Listen to today’s episode and see how you measure up.
 
Today we take a break from our normal format of interviews. Instead Zoot will give a master class on best practices of board development for community benefiot organizations... No BS.
 
Today we take a break from our normal format of interviews. Instead Zoot will give a master class on best practices of board development for community benefiot organizations... No BS.
 
To prioritize means to view the landscape, make adjustments as necessary, and then re-order the priorities. Your team members and staff may not have this skill, and it’s your job as a leader to help them prioritize and model this behavior. Otherwise, they can get lost in their to-do list and have no concept of the big picture.…
 
In this episode, we will review the important concept of strategic thinking and its applicability in the business world and strategic decision making. At work and also in our personal lives, we’re often asked to think strategically in order to improve our decision making. But what exactly is strategic thinking? Is it just another management buz ...…
 
This week we talk about the importance of local collaboratives in developing community, dovetailing our mission with more general community benefit, creating collective impact, and using a "high tide to raise all ships." As our example, we talk with Fullerton Collaborative CEO Debra Stout and Barry Ross, one of the founders of this collaborativ ...…
 
This week we talk about the importance of local collaboratives in developing community, dovetailing our mission with more general community benefit, creating collective impact, and using a "high tide to raise all ships." As our example, we talk with Fullerton Collaborative CEO Debra Stout and Barry Ross, one of the founders of this collaborativ ...…
 
Onboarding simply means bringing someone new on board. When you’re bringing on a new customer or a new hire, you need a system that takes into account what they need to know, their personality, and nurturing the relationship.
 
According to Gallup, the majority (50.8%) of employees are “not engaged,” while another 17.2% are “actively disengaged.” Only 32% of people are considered engaged in their jobs. In today’s episode, Dawn Shuler shares the top 5 reasons employees aren’t engaged with their jobs.
 
This podcast focuses on lessons from Amazon.com’s success based on its recent performance results and a few lessons and takeaways that can be beneficial to others. Now a lot has been talked about over the years on how Amazon has excelled in both customer experience as well as operational excellence. But as the company continues to improve and e ...…
 
This week we head to Casa Teresa, a shelter for pregnant women in Orange County, CA where we talk to their HR consultant, and OC HR guru, Heidi Steele to dispel all our HR myths and BS.
 
This week we head to Casa Teresa, a shelter for pregnant women in Orange County, CA where we talk to their HR consultant, and OC HR guru, Heidi Steele to dispel all our HR myths and BS.
 
In this episode, we will cover five key priorities that an organization’s CIO or CTO should focus on to smooth their organization’s digital transformation efforts. Creating a vision for the new digital platform: As CIOs play an instrumental role toward an enterprise’s digital transformation, accordingly they should also define the vision for th ...…
 
If you are a manager of an organization, whether business, government or non-profit, you currently have a hand in managing capitalism. In a very real sense, you are the visible hand of managerial capitalism. Free market capitalism is long gone. Adam Smith’s invisible hand of market forces is largely absent today, except where commodities are … ...…
 
If you are a manager of an organization, whether business, government or non-profit, you currently have a hand in managing capitalism. In a very real sense, you are the visible hand of managerial capitalism. Free market capitalism is long gone. Adam Smith’s invisible hand of market forces is largely absent today, except where commodities are … ...…
 
With our long to-do lists, it can be easy to just mechanically go through our days, working, going through the motions, but how fulfilling is that? What if, instead, we were conscious, intentional, and present about our day and what we do in it? In this episode, Dawn Shuler shares strategies for staying consciously motivated.…
 
In his book, The Big Leap, Gay Hendricks postulates that if we work as much in our Zone of Genius, we are more likely to thrive. In this episode, Dawn Shuler talks about the four zones (Zone of Incompetence, Zone of Competence, Zone of Excellence, and Zone of Genius), and how to reduce your tasks and activities in first three zones and amp up y ...…
 
The hottest thing in fundraising is DIY- Getting your supporters to create small fundraisers for you, online and IRL (in Real Life). Zoot Velasco, our host has been tasked with developing a new webinar on the subject for CharityHowTo.com. He has cajoled and created many DIY fundraisers in his career. Today you will see how it is done.…
 
The hottest thing in fundraising is DIY- Getting your supporters to create small fundraisers for you, online and IRL (in Real Life). Zoot Velasco, our host has been tasked with developing a new webinar on the subject for CharityHowTo.com. He has cajoled and created many DIY fundraisers in his career. Today you will see how it is done.…
 
At The Shuler Group, one of our core values is Absolute Integrity. The basic way to think of integrity is to do what you say you’re going to do when you say you’re going to do it. Sometimes, though, the challenge to be in integrity comes up in different ways. Absolute Integrity means standing your ground even when it would be easier and more co ...…
 
In this episode, I will cover five habits that you as a manager must adopt to stay competitive in today’s digital markets and economies. We know that competitive pressures have been building up in today’s marketplace and digital disruption has created a fast-paced environment that is challenging traditional business models and requiring organiz ...…
 
Authored by: Wasim Rajput As a technology executive, you are constantly expected to embrace new technologies and trends to help your business gain a competitive edge in your industry. How do you make those decisions, especially when the technologies in question are still new and have a greater risk associated with their adoption? Let’s take som ...…
 
In this episode, we will review some best practices related to establishing an IT Steering Committee function. An IT steering committee ensures alignment of IT and business and thus is a crucial function that is needed in organizations. So, first, let’s take a look at what is an IT steering committee and the benefits that it serves to the organ ...…
 
This episode is essentially a review of the book, The Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni. In this book, Patrick delves into the three qualities or virtues an ideal team player should have: humble, hungry, and smart. The beauty of Patrick’s system is that it’s simple, but it might be a bit too simple. In the podcast, Dawn dives deeply into th ...…
 
In this podcast episode, we will focus on the importance of the partnership between IT and business and why this partnership is quite critical for continued innovation within an organization. Although the industry has been discussing the need and importance of this partnership for a few decades now, the reality is that it continues to be a hurd ...…
 
Today we talk with David Talon, a researcher from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics who did a comprehensive national study comparing for-profit and non-profit sector pay with surprising results killing the myth that you can't make a decent living in the Social Sector.
 
Today we talk with David Talon, a researcher from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics who did a comprehensive national study comparing for-profit and non-profit sector pay with surprising results killing the myth that you can't make a decent living in the Social Sector.
 
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