Capacity Framework: Tool for Taking Effective Action

High impact managers and leaders make deliberate decisions about how they are going to accomplish a task. That is the practice that distinguishes a high impact manager and leader. They look at and diagnose a situation. They consider the different ways they can take...
Using Your Superpowers – Taking Action

Using Your Superpowers – Taking Action

I don’t have to be perfect. I have to act. Being a high impact manager and leader isn’t about being perfect. It’s about making the best decisions you can and taking action.   The past two months we’ve explored the steps one and two of being a high impact manager and...
Alignment Checklist

Alignment Checklist

Seeking alignment is a critical skill for high impact managers and leaders. It is your secret weapon – the x-ray vision that will help you spot obstacles and find and leverage opportunities. And if you pay attention to building this muscle, you will eventually start...
Deal With Distractions

Deal With Distractions

During our recent “Find Your Focus” webinar, we asked nonprofit managers what gets in the way of their focus. A top answer was distraction. For these managers distractions came in the forms of staff interruptions, email, phone calls, social media, and more.   We also...
Take Things Off the Plate

Take Things Off the Plate

Doing your best work means focusing on only your most important work. In Great At Work, Morten Hansen talks about “doing less, and then obsess”—choosing a few priorities (we call them “imperatives”), and then dedicating your efforts toward excelling at...