Articles

Developing Leaders from the Inside Out

Emotional intelligence competencies are learned – and learnable. To get started, organizations should consider taking a three-step approach to customizing emotional intelligence development.  Read More

Leading From Within - Parker Palmer

“Leadership” is a concept we often resist. It seems immodest, even self-aggrandizing, to think of ourselves as leaders. But if it is true that we are made for community, then leadership is everyone’s vocation... Read More

Staffs Manage. Boards Govern.

Does your Board have a Governance Committee? Does it function effectively? What does it do anyway? Does it exist instead of or in addition to a Nominating Committee? Read More

Strategic Planning Can Help Congregations and Its Leaders to Thrive

As part of USCJ’s Kehilla Strengthening and Transformation Department, we have noticed several common characteristics among synagogues that are thriving in the current environment. Read More

What Successful Nonprofit Board Presidents Wish They Knew

What do successful nonprofit board chairs tell us they wish they had known before they began their service? Successful board chairs focus on leveraging their best skills and building a team around them... Read More