Leadership Lessons from Winners

Posted by Protech Cloud Business Solutions Staff

Fri, Apr 25, 2014

Whether it is in business or athletics, the act of winning delivers advantages that make it easier to keep winning in the future. Business leaders looking for sustainable success should at how victorious athletes keep winning.

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Topics: leadership

First-Time Executive Directors

Posted by Protech Cloud Business Solutions Staff

Wed, Apr 16, 2014

The next five years in the association and nonprofit industries will see many baby boomers retiring from their executive director positions. Assuming these key leadership positions will likely be younger executive directors who may not have previous experience running an organization. For these professionals, there are tips for survival that can help make the leadership transition a success.

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Topics: associations, leadership, executive directors, young professionals

Create a Culture of Learning

Posted by Protech Cloud Business Solutions Staff

Mon, Mar 3, 2014

With today’s economic climate, many businesses face cuts in staff, resources and profits. This may be a new for some for-profits, but it is a “way of life” for nonprofits. Historically, nonprofits have fewer staff and fewer resources, not to mention a reliance on donations and endowments. And yet these nonprofits continue to fulfill their missions, offering lessons for today’s nonprofits struggling to operate with fewer resources.

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Topics: culture, nonprofits, professional development, leadership

Lessons from Great Bosses

Posted by Protech Cloud Business Solutions Staff

Fri, Feb 21, 2014

If you have a great boss, you probably already know how lucky you are. But do you know all of the important professional and personal lessons you can learn from your great boss? Consider these top traits of great bosses that you could develop for yourself.

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Topics: leadership

Online Marketing Lessons from an NFL Legend

Posted by Protech Cloud Business Solutions Staff

Wed, Jan 29, 2014

NFL quarterback Peyton Manning is a record-breaking athlete, one of only six players in NFL history to throw 7 touchdowns in a single game. But his athletic performance is only part of the picture. Manning is a leader. His leadership and wisdom offers inspiration for anyone, including marketers challenged with their online strategies.

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Topics: lessons learned, marketing, leadership

Exceptional Customer Experiences

Posted by Protech Cloud Business Solutions Staff

Tue, Jan 28, 2014

If your business is struggling with customer loyalty, you should ask yourself two key questions. Are you showing your customers love? Are you giving them exceptional experiences? If you aren’t, those are the first challenges you should tackle. Creating an environment and experience that customers want to return for is the foundation of customer loyalty.

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Topics: loyalty, small business, customers, leadership

Leaders vs. Managers

Posted by Protech Cloud Business Solutions Staff

Mon, Jan 6, 2014

While managers certainly fill a leadership role in today’s organizations, not all managers are leaders. Management requires a unique set of skills for managing employees and teams. Being a good manager also means years of experience honing those skills. But even the best manager may not be a leader because the skills and characteristics of leadership are very different than those necessary for effective management.

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Topics: leaders, management, leadership

Motivating Employees

Posted by Protech Cloud Business Solutions Staff

Mon, Dec 9, 2013

Motivation. It is critical for every aspect of today's businesses and nonprofits. Especially employee motivation. Sometimes employees can manage their own motivation, but more often than not, managers and leaders must take action to keep motivation high.

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Topics: management, leadership

Transparency and Trust for Employee Loyalty

Posted by Protech Cloud Business Solutions Staff

Mon, Nov 18, 2013

Many of today's business leaders tout the importance of empowering employees to help build loyalty and retention. And while many leaders may indeed be empowering their employees, this approach simply isn't enough to counter the reality of today’s businesses: layoffs, pay cuts, benefit reductions and IPOs. Research shows that, particularly for Generation X and Y workers, business leaders are struggling to rebuild trust with their employees.

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Topics: management, leadership

Advice for New Nonprofit Tech Leaders

Posted by Protech Cloud Business Solutions Staff

Mon, Nov 11, 2013

It isn’t difficult to find articles, books and other media about being a good leader. These resources can prove valuable for aspiring professionals who aim for leadership. Even in the tech world, resources are abundant. But what about nonprofit tech leaders? Consider these tips from current nonprofit tech leaders for new IT professionals with aspirations to lead and manage.

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Topics: management, IT, information technology, leadership

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