Month: February 2012

Rita Rizzo of Rizzo & Associates

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We’re delighted Rita Rizzo will be joining us in Chillicothe 3/28 speaking on Communicating for Team Success & Logan on 3/21 on Program Evaluation.


Translating Vision

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“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” – Warren Bennis

Mentoring The “Younger Generation”

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According to an article published by the American Bar Association, there are a number of similarities and differences between Gen Xers and Millennials and how they should be mentored. What constitutes the birth years of Gen Xers and Millennials (also called Gen Yers) is largely disputed. For our purposes, we’ll consider  Xers to be from the mid 60s to the early 80s and Millennials those born from the early 80s to the early 2000s. It’s important to keep this in mind when looking at the  the differences in deciding the best course of action in mentoring people in these age groups.


Gen X:

Accept diversity

Reject the rules

Mistrust institutions


Pragmatic & Practica

Independence, resilience & adaptability

Dislike Authority & Rigid Work Structure



Celebrate diversity

Rewrite the rules

Irrelevance of institutions

Multitask fast

Optimistic & Realistic

Team oriented

Hard Workers

Like Structure

How to Mentor

Gen X:

Casual, friendly work environment

Flexibility & Freedom

A place to learn



Structured, supportive work environment

Interactive relationship

Be prepared for demands and high expectations


For the full article from the ABA, see:

The Heart of Persuasion

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“To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful.” – Edward R. Murrow

Lighting A Fire

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Thanks to Paul MacCartney of MindLeaders for tweeting the following quote by William Butler Yeats, “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

Happier, More Productive Employees

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According to Michael McVey of ClearView Management Resources, 29% of employees consider themselves Fully Engaged, 52% Partially Engaged and 19% are Disengaged. Fully Engaged Employees are 24% more productive than those who consider themselves Partially Engaged. How do you as a manger boost employees into becoming people who’re Fully Engaged? The key is transformational leadership. If you help your employees see the shared goals of the organization and encourage them to utilize their areas of expertise, it helps them to become more invested in their job and the organization.

Welcome To Our New Blog

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Hello to our followers on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and new friends we’ve yet to meet. With out blog, we hope to acquaint you with our program and to pass along current news and information relevant to nonprofits in the Appalachian area of Ohio.

Today’s news comes courtesy of HAPCAP (Hocking Athens Perry Community Action) with a link they tweeted concerning a story in the Logan Daily News. A newly-formed nonprofit, Hocking Hills Inspire Shelter, is hoping to raise enough money to open a homeless shelter in Hocking County . For the full story, please go to We’ll be retweeting this link to our followers as well.