Carnival of the Nonprofit Consultants

The Nonprofit Consultant

This traveling carnival was started by Kivi Leroux Miller of the Writing911.com Nonprofit Communications Blog to bring you the best postings on nonprofit issues each week. Welcome to the Carnival of the Nonprofit Consultants. This week I am honored to be the guest host. Soul Resources starts us off with Sacred cow tipping - Making a difference. The sacred cow in question? "An An individual can't make a difference" - well worthy of tipping this day before elections.

Board Member Compensation

The Nonprofit Consultant

Okay, for a national or regional board I can accept limited reimbursement of travel expenses to an annual meeting, but even then I'd expect most board members to refuse it. The subject of board member compensation came up in a conversation I was having yesterday, and then this morning I came across an article about it in Philanthropy News Digest, "Nonprofit Board Compensation Continues to Spur Debate."

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Consulting without Pants

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Imagine it: Client Site, Halloween 2006, Houston, TX. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Sunday, December 7, 2008. Consulting without Pants. I dont think Ive ever shared this. A group of consultants decide to go out for Halloween. The Crazy Consultant ALWAYS dresses as Wonder Woman. And why shouldnt I? I have the whole outfit - red boots, cape and all. At 7 - I meets up with friend Cydney at Cydneys house.

Carl the Robot Bartender Mixes Drinks and Chats With Customers

MishTalk

Hes handy with a shot glass and customers travel from far and wide to admire him at work. December 2006 (29). November 2006 (20). October 2006 (17). September 2006 (20). August 2006 (37). July 2006 (27). June 2006 (26). May 2006 (21).

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Sorry Bill.I'd rather kiss my new boss.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

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A.T. Kearney Interview & Culture

Management Consulted

The firm was temporarily acquired by Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in 1995 but was bought back by partners in 2006, just in time for the company’s 80th anniversary. 2006 – A.T. 2006 – A.T. Since its management buyout in 2006, A.T. Transportation & Travel. Summer Associates are given the opportunity to travel as they will be stationed both at client sites and in the office. KEARNEY INTERVIEW AND CULTURE.

Thinking Like a Consultant – Communicating Core Values

Management Consulted

A 2006 study at Princeton found that it takes just one tenth of a second for people to make judgements about you based on first impressions. Including the time I showed up at the Ritz-Carlton for the sell weekend in a pair of grimy jeans, wearing the same backpack she’d taken with me as I traveled the world. Welcome to the next installment of our “Thinking Like a Consultant” series, where we are exploring thoughts, behaviors and mindsets of successful consultants.

BTS Group Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

In 2006, they acquired The Real Learning Company, which specializes in providing models, tools and programs for mapping, developing and managing performance for individuals and teams. In 2006 BTS also acquired Advantage Performance Group, Inc which focuses on business development. Get ready to be flexible when working for BTS Group; you might be traveling for as long as 5 weeks at a time working 70-80 hours a week, and other times you may be in the office all week.

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Hypocrites and Bullies Speak on "The Importance of Trust"

MishTalk

Mike Rogers, told he “absolutely” thinks that one of the countries will give Snowden travel documents. December 2006 (29). November 2006 (20). October 2006 (17). September 2006 (20). August 2006 (37). July 2006 (27). June 2006 (26). May 2006 (21). April 2006 (21). March 2006 (24). February 2006 (21). January 2006 (26). MISHS. Global Economic. Trend Analysis. Contact. Advertisers. Sitka Pacific.

Ukraine Central Bank Imposes 6-Day Waiting Period on Foreign Currency Purchases; Capital Controls Hit Ukraine in Effort to Halt Money Exodus

MishTalk

and the European Union discuss potential aid, Yanukovych traveled to the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics. billion in January, the lowest since 2006, from $20.4 Yet another country has gone the route of capital controls hoping to stave off an outflow of currency. Bloomberg reports Ukraine Imposes Capital Controls as President Meets Putin.

A Commercial Pilot’s 2-Year Plan to Break into Consulting

Management Consulted

in business, clearly have a love for aviation and were a professional in the aviation industry from 2006 to 2010. The other gap that’s on here, I guess, is from 2004 through 2006. What was happening during that time, the 2004 – 2006 time period? 2004 to 2006? People will just take a little bit of time and travel, or something like that. They have a location here in Atlanta, and it looks like a lot of their consultants don’t travel as much.

Driverless Cars in 30 US cities; Death of Cars? Convenience vs. Cost; Comfortable Predictions

MishTalk

If you think this will stop with college campuses, theme parks, and airports, then you probably believed the need for keypunch operators would not go away, that autofocus cameras would never be reliable, that the internet would not make mincemeat out of many travel agencies, and digital would not replace film. In 2006, had I said we would have driverless cars on the highways in 10 years in thirty cities you might have thought I was crazy.

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Serving on Boards Helps Executives Get Promoted

Harvard Business

When Warren Buffett retired from Coca-Cola’s board in 2006, he said he no longer had the time necessary. When you consider all of the retreats, travel, reading, meeting prep time, transactions, and committee meetings involved, it is a wonder anyone serves at all.

Leading Innovation Is the Art of Creating “Collective Genius” - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM HBS EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

Harvard Business

The crazy solution: Brandeau asked Disney Animation (Disney bought Pixar in 2006) if the studio could borrow 250 computers, an idea someone initially called “insane.” Executive education students at Harvard Business School.

Why Uber and Airbnb Needed a Different Kind of CEO

Harvard Business

Since their founding less than a decade ago, Uber and Airbnb have wrangled with regulators, challenged the taxi and hotel industries, earned extraordinary valuations from venture capital investors — and fundamentally transformed the way people think about urban transportation and travel. At Uber, the idea for the business has been portrayed as this stroke of ingenuity, but I learned it was actually inspired by a product placement in the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale.

Paradigm Change: Saxo Bank's Ten Outrageous Predictions for 2016: Slide Show

MishTalk

As we close out 2015, it has been nearly 12 years (early 2004) since the US economy was seen as recovering strongly enough to warrant starting a series of hikes - and that series ended in early 2006, nearly ten years ago. 2015 was a poor year for us in terms of predicting the outrageous, but as I travelled around the world over the past 12 months it became obvious to me that we are at some sort of an “end of the road” in terms of world markets.

How to Successfully Work Across Countries, Languages, and Cultures

Harvard Business

The company also aspired to raise the overseas portion of its revenue in response to the projected shrinking of the Japanese GDP as a portion of global GDP ( from 12% in 2006 to 3% in 2050 ) and wanted to expand its global talent pool. Travel, living in a new country, and the opportunities for career advancement that may come with working for a multinational firm were all reasons that dual expats gave for their global career aspirations. Photo by Christine Roy.

In the Workplace of the NFL, the Players Hold the Upper Hand

Harvard Business

But he has much more in common with the players than he does with the owners: He is an extremely highly paid member of the talent class, having reportedly earned $212 million in salary since 2006. I wonder if he understands the irony, and how he will navigate the tricky battle lines between his capitalist bosses and his fellow travelers in the talent class. John Leyba/Getty Images. “We can’t have the inmates running the prison.”

Leading Innovation Is the Art of Creating “Collective Genius” - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM HBS EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

Harvard Business

The crazy solution: Brandeau asked Disney Animation (Disney bought Pixar in 2006) if the studio could borrow 250 computers, an idea someone initially called “insane.” Collective Genius shows how Bill Coughran, Google’s then senior vice president of engineering, created an environment where engineers could figure out on their own how to best address the company’s massive storage challenges in 2006.

Why Are Immigrants More Entrepreneurial?

Harvard Business

between 2006 and 2012 had at least one immigrant cofounder. When Dietrich Mateschitz traveled to Thailand in the 1980s, he observed the popularity of a cheap energizing drink called Krating Daeng among truck drivers and construction workers. What do Arianna Huffington (Huffington Post), Dietrich Mateschitz (Red Bull), Elon Musk (Tesla, SpaceX), and Sergey Brin (Google) have in common?

The Reinvention of NASA

Harvard Business

This means that the technologies necessary for successful space-faring, particularly human space travel beyond low earth orbit, cannot all be developed by a single organization. The transitional model (from 1993 – 2006): This phase kicked off with the International Space Station project. Project Apollo Archive/NASA Johnson Space Center/Flickr. NASA today is a very different beast from the NASA of the 1960s.

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Why GE, Boeing, Lowe’s, and Walmart Are Directly Buying Health Care for Employees

Harvard Business

HDP is a third-party administrator with expertise in the development and management of travel surgery programs, providing strategic and operational management of this program. ECEN provides employees of participating companies with 100% coverage for all travel and medical expenses at carefully selected healthcare systems; patients pay no out-of-pocket costs. In 2006 Geisinger embarked on a broad care delivery reengineering initiative around cardiac surgery called ProvenCare.

What the Best Transformational Leaders Do

Harvard Business

The list includes a health care company that was once near bankruptcy (DaVita), a software firm whose stock price stagnated for a decade (Microsoft), a travel website that faced overwhelming competition (Priceline), a food giant that seemed to lose its focus (Danone), and a steel company that faced new pressure from lower-cost rivals (ThyssenKrupp). Companies that claim to be “transforming” seem to be everywhere.