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June 2, 2020

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by: Kathleen Yazbak

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Categories: Articles

It’s been awhile since most head hunters relied on their “little black book” but currently, with pressure from their clients also hold the belief that organisations should take into greater consideration candidates’ potential and personality in their recruitment decisions. https://disrupt-your-career.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Audacious-Headhunters_May-2020.pdf

September 9, 2019

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by: Kathleen Yazbak

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Tags: boards, non profit, Patti Bellinger, social impact

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Categories: Articles

Nonprofit and for-profit boards have different motivations for doing what they do for their organizations: Nonprofit board members seek increased social impact; for-profit board members seek increased shareholder value. But do these differences mean they don’t have something to learn from one another? Patti Bellinger, executive director and adjunct lecturer at the Center for Public […]

By Randi Bussin   Shifting from the corporate to the nonprofit world is a lot like contemplating a major move — the new town seems prettier, the grass there looks greener. Yet if you haven’t researched your new town or prospective home, the reality could take you by surprise. Maybe the school system is floundering, […]

By Kelly Battles    I have worked with lots of recruiters over time but I don’t have a lot of experience with recruiters who focus on marketing. I do have experience in the not for profit sector and I think one of the absolute best for not-for-profit executives is Kathleen Yazbak of Viewcrest Advisors. I […]

If you're the kind of person who likes to start the new year with some good old-fashioned goal setting, both personal and professional, now's the time to reflect on your next career steps and put together a game plan to position yourself for success. We use the word "position" deliberately here because managing your career—and [...]

November 8, 2017

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by: Kathleen Yazbak

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Tags: CEO, Nicki Roth

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Categories: Articles

This is a great piece by friend and colleague, Nicki Roth: Summary As a new CEO, confronting deeply rooted and unproductive habits and systems in an organization isn't for the faint of heart. It takes time, careful planning, and patience to work through the weeds of a dysfunctional organization. This story recounts one CEO's journey to [...]

October 26, 2017

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by: Kathleen Yazbak

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Tags: leadership, strategy

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Categories: Articles

Summary Stepping into a new role is challenging even under ideal circumstances. It can become a formidable task when employees are grieving the loss of their longtime leader. Establishing a transition plan, as the Alliance for Children and Families new leader Susan Dreyfus did, helped her not only plan and prioritize goals for the future—it [...]

October 26, 2017

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by: Kathleen Yazbak

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Tags: hiring, talent management

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Categories: Articles

Summary Finding the candidate who is the best cultural fit for your nonprofit organization can be very challenging. But there are practices that can help you make a successful hire. Your organization is looking to fill a senior management position. You have already carefully defined the skills and concrete work experience necessary for someone to [...]

October 26, 2017

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by: Kathleen Yazbak

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Tags: onboarding

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Categories: Articles

Summary Onboarding—a systematic method for transitioning new staffers into an organization—can be especially important for the for-profit professional moving into a senior nonprofit role. Successfully transitioning into a senior nonprofit management role takes teamwork. Both the individual taking the position and the organization welcoming the new hire should be equally committed to making the onboarding [...]