Insights from Starboard

We are happy to share what we learn, and we do this as workshop instructors, by developing curriculum for the Maine Association of Nonprofits and individual clients, and by offering advice on our Starboard blog. Take a look. You just might find the guidance you need!

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Team-building from afar Embrace technology to build cohesion

Effective teamwork matters more now than ever as the pandemic has forced physical separation and upended business as usual. Working remotely and in times of crisis requires a high level of communication, alignment, and trust—making now the ideal time to prioritize team-building. As an Authorized Partner of the Everything DiSC® and Five Behaviors® systems, Starboard …
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Planning for uncertainty Shorten the timeline and focus on the essentials

“A goal without a plan is just a wish,” wrote Antoine de Saint-Exupery, and to paraphrase many a successful leader, wishing is not a strategy. The essential elements of strategic planning are the same as they were pre-pandemic. To guide your work, you need clarity around mission, vision, goals and objectives. But the world has …
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Why COVID has us thinking about our core

Why COVID has us thinking about our core Elite athletes have long known what many organizational leaders are now learning: core strength is the key to success. On the track, ice, court and field, coordination, agility, and pure explosive power are centered in the core. Core strength is a vital component of almost every sport, …
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Help Develop Your Leaders through Executive Coaching

Several factors, including the growing number of nonprofit leadership transitions and increasing competition for limited financial resources, have led to increased interest in the use of executive leadership coaching as a professional development strategy. Executives interviewed for the 2011 “Daring to Lead” report assessed coaching as one of the most effective and underutilized professional development …
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Don’t Meet to Report

Today our most valuable commodity is our time. If you are lucky enough to get people in the same room together, don’t waste their time with reports and updates that could easily be shared in writing before or after the meeting. Instead, focus this valuable face-to-face time on items that can really benefit from discussion …
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