Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 33

How To Focus When You Work in An Open Office Space

Happy Healthy Nonprofit

In the Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout, my co-author Aliza Sherman and I share a framework to think more broadly about creating a culture of wellbeing in the workplace.  It includes our relationship with our physical environment and in the workplace that refers to the nonprofit’s physical office space.… Read More

How To Stop Your Nonprofit’s After Hours Email Habit

Happy Healthy Nonprofit, Mindfulness

I recently taught several leadership development workshops at the Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership based on my new book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout.   One of the workshops was focused on technology wellness in the nonprofit workplace, more specifically how to avoid collaboration overload.… Read More

What is the best way to deliver professional development to nonprofit emerging leaders?

Leadership

Note: This guest post was published on the Packard Foundation OE Blog reflects what was learned from designing and delivering leadership development for emerging nonprofit leaders.   I am republishing it here with an invitation to join us on April 6 for a webinar with leading talent managers from Acumen, Bridgespan, and The Mission Continues and learn how to embed a culture of learning and leadership within your organization and to visit the new Emerging Leaders Playbook for curated resources focused on Leading Self, Leading Others, and Influencing Organizational Change.

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Emerging Leaders Need More than Leadership Development

Guest Post, Leadership, Organizational Culture, Training Design

Note from Beth:   Last year I was honored to partner with Kari Dunn Saratovksy from Third Plateau to facilitate an emerging leadership program to a cohort of leaders who were part of the Packard Foundation’s Science and Conservation portfolio of grantees.

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Tips for Avoiding Collaborative Overload

Conferences, Happy Healthy Nonprofit, Mindfulness, Resilience

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