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Tips for Avoiding Collaborative Overload

What is Collaborative Overload?

The potential for being overwhelmed by technology is magnified in the workplace by something called “Collaborative Overload”  Rob Cross and Adam Grant in a recent Harvard Business Review article. Collaborative overload is defined as the burnout that results from our over reliance on e-mails, meetings and other collaborative technology tools that have, ironically, limited our ability to get stuff done.Read More

One Simple Tip To Increase Your Productivity at Your Nonprofit Job

I’ve been enjoying The Cooper Review, the satirical blog of Sarah Cooper that features weekly original articles, videos and cartoons on workplace humor.   I happened to catch the above cartoon from a recent medium post called “9 Cartoons To Help You Avoid Any Work.”  Read More

The One Simple Thing That Nonprofit Leaders Do To Keep Inspired and Avoid Burnout

Yesterday, I was honored to fill in as MC and interviewer for Darian Rodriguez Heyman at the Nonprofit Fundraising Masters event.   (Darian was welcoming his first child, a boy, into the world!). The event, a one-day conference designed to share the world’s most successful fundraisers’ secrets to success, most valuable tips and tools, and sources of inspiration.  … Read More

How Are You Taking A Summer Break from Your Tech?

Last week was the first day of summer and it got me thinking about doing a digital detox.  However, Aliza Sherman and I were reviewing the final round of edits from our copy editor at Wiley for our forthcoming book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit due out in October.  … Read More

Reboot Yourself: Take A Digital Detox Day

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In the “Happy,Healthy Nonprofit” book I’m writing with Aliza Sherman, a big theme in the book is “Technology Wellness,” which is  how to self-manage your technology usage at work and in life.    We are doing a workshop at SXSW on March 13th at 3:30 on this theme called “Go Reboot Yourself:  Get A Grip on Your Tech and Life

As the Internet has become integrated into how professionals communicate, access information, and connect to one another at work as well as personal lives, there are both the positive and negative changes our rapid adoption of social media and mobile phones has caused over the last decade.  … Read More