White Space

In laying out a newsletter or designing a website, it’s smart to include plenty of white space. Staring at wall-to-wall words and illustrations exhausts us. We can’t take it all in, so we take none of it in. We quit. We move on to an experience that’s easier on the...

The Guy on the Fifty Dollar Bill

Ulysses S. Grant had greatness in spades. He was the victorious general in the Civil War – and perhaps the greatest military leader in American history. He was a popular two-term president during tumultuous times, and a generally effective and successful political...

Confessions of a Recovering Micromanager

The toughest lesson for nonprofit CEOs is learning what not to do. Most CEOs came up through the ranks and are devoted to the mission. They get their juice, their energy, from the programs their organizations run. They tend to be far less emotionally involved with the...