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Nonprofit Retreat Checklist

By Yscouts | January 26, 2015

You want to inspire the people you rely on every day in your organization. You have a vision, and you’ve let your whole organization know about it, but how do you really inspire them? In scenarios like this, team bonding exercise can help, but knowing where to start can seem challenging. One answer is to…

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10 Attributes of an Exceptional Executive Director

By Yscouts | January 9, 2015

What are the top attributes, characteristics, and traits that make up an exceptional Executive Director? As a leadership search firm that finds breakthrough Executive Directors for nonprofits, we’ve had unique experiences and perspective on this question. We interview executive directors for breakthrough leadership opportunities every day. What have we found? And, perhaps more importantly, what…

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10 Things To Never Say In A Job Interview

By Yscouts | October 3, 2014

When conducting an interview, the interviewer is not simply looking for the appropriate answers to their questions, but what your answers are sub-communicating about the type of professional you are. While you should be yourself during an interview, there are certain questions and topics to avoid in order to put your best foot forward. Here are…

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Why Job Postings Don’t Attract Top Talent

By Yscouts | October 3, 2014

The traditional way to attract potential candidates is to post a job ad, wait for people to respond, and sift through the responses hoping to find a candidate that measures up to the right qualifications. This method does work. It attracts loads of eager prospects hoping to get placed into a position. However, what it…

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10 Core Beliefs Of Successful Leaders

By Yscouts | October 1, 2014

Our viewpoint on life is governed by our beliefs about the world. These beliefs are ultimately subjective, but each one we hold either helps or hinders us. Successful leaders understand this and consciously build the beliefs that aid to their success. Here are ten core beliefs of successful leaders that helped get them to where…

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8 Differences Between Bad and Good Leaders

By Yscouts | September 26, 2014

There are palpable differences between bad and good leaders. A bad leader is the boss you despise working for every day; the one who never acknowledges your achievements and only emphasizes your faults. A good leader truly believes in the work he does. He has a strong sense of purpose that materializes in even the…

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7 Things Leaders Never Say

By Yscouts | September 24, 2014

Leadership requires a specific set of abilities and character traits. Among them is the ability to accept the consequences of one’s actions. Leaders should go above and beyond what is officially required in their job description. They need to set accurate timelines to complete projects, not only to finish them as quickly as possible but…

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How An Executive Search Firm Works

By Yscouts | September 23, 2014

Knowing how an executive search firm works allows employers to make optimal use of the search process. Executive recruiters follow a precise system when searching for candidates. This system garners them the best candidates to suit your firm’s needs. However, companies must also understand this process in order to give the recruiter as much information…

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3 Types of Executive Search Firms and Their Fees

By Yscouts | September 19, 2014

There are several types of executive search firms to consider when selecting a firm to fill a leadership position in your company. The differences make up how they conduct their search, their executive search firm fees structure when conducting a search, and the incentives behind what quality of candidates the search firm provides for you.…

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Business Lifecycle: Insights Into the 7 Crucial Stages

By Yscouts | September 15, 2014

Based on the seven stage business lifecycle model, which 2 stages best align with where you thrive? Seed – just a thought or an idea, birth of a new business Start-Up – products or services are in production first customers exist Growth – revenues and customers are increasing with many new opportunities and issues, profits…

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