1. Kelly Gagan on Leadership

    Kelly Gagan Vice President for Institutional Advancement Nazareth College, Rochester, NY Hundreds of books have been written on leadership. Some of them have even become best sellers with familiar titles: “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” “Superbosses,” and “Lean In” to name a...
  2. Perspective on Leadership, Part I

        New York Times “Corner Office” columnist and best-selling author Adam Bryant has interviewed hundreds of CEOs for his books on leadership.  His first book, The Corner Office; Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons from CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed, explores the essential qualities shared by many CEOs that...
  3. Perspectives on Leadership: Part II

        Picking up where we left off with Adam Bryant’s interviews with CEOs and the qualities he identified in some 70 leaders, here are the D.  Simple Mind-Set: Be concise, get to the point and make it simple. Be practical. Be succinct. Drop the power point or keep it...
  4. Fundraising in the Independent School Environment: Making a Difference

    For a view from the top at Buffalo Seminary, an independent school for college bound girls, we checked in with Jody Douglass, Head of School. Jody shared her thoughts and insights on donors who are looking “for ways that the school is going to contribute to the community and ways that they can feel good about their contributions because they know it’ll make a big difference, not just at the school but also beyond.”
  5. Measuring Staff Effectiveness

    This article was first published January 3, 2015. Interview with Matthew Eynon, Vice President for College Advancement, Franklin & Marshall College Measuring staff effectiveness may have traditionally been a one-size-fits-all process, but that is beginning to change due to proactive thinking by advancement professionals like Matthew Eynon. Before joining the Advancement team...

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