Leadership Resources: Personal Growth


“We should not judge people by their peak of excellence, but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.” 

― Henry Ward Beecher

Leaders Are Constantly Working on Skills

For Nonprofit Leaders:

1) Nonprofit Performance Magazine

Nonprofit Performance Magazine

For the first time ever, nonprofit leaders have a leadership magazine dedicated to the needs of the social benefit sector…we are pleased to introduce Nonprofit Performance Magazine, the resource designed specifically for the nonprofit leader. Each quarter, this magazine will feature cutting-edge thinking from leaders in the fields of leadership, organizational culture, and nonprofit management, and special guest features. This magazine extends the work of the SynerVision Leadership Foundation and JMI, Inc., the creator of Professional Performance Magazine since 1989, by focusing on best practices, strategic thinking, and a collaborative mindset in creating a new culture of success for nonprofits.

I have been working in the church for over 40 years, and have also been working with nonprofit (social benefit) organizations for over 30 years as an outside resource. There are recurring issues that present challenges to leaders in this arena, so I decided to launch a magazine to bring the best thinking from the most progressive leaders. The stories are timeless, so you’ll want to claim every issue and hang on to them for future reference.

We are offering a free digital subscription, so register for the first issue, coming out on September 1, 2014.

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Recurring Topics:

Leadership: Tools and Skills to Build a Strong Culture of Leaders
Member/Stakeholder Engagement: Keeping Them Interested and Involved
Funding: How to Attract Funds
Stewardship: Managing Resources of People, Time, Money, etc.
Teambuilding for Teams: Staff, Volunteers, Boards, Committees
The Academic Desk: Current Research Summaries and Resources
The Design Corner: How the Visual Impacts Our Work
More than a Chair: Tools and Systems to Move Beyond Traditional Thinking
Nonprofits that Work: Case Studies of Successful Nonprofits
Planning: Creating a Strategy that Delivers the Vision and Mission


2) Online Leadership Resources:
The Community for Community Builders

Community for Community Builders

SynerVision Leadership University is a community for community builders. We invite you to be part of an outlet that creates growth for your organization. There is a free level with lots of content, and a premium level providing more content and interactive sessions for only $5 per month! See more at

Here are benefits of this unique online community:

  • Peer-to-peer sharing of best practices
  • Learning from nonprofit thought-leaders
  • Video content on leadership organizational issues
  • Blog posts on current topics
  • Google Hangout Mastermind problem solving
  • And more…mostly user defined

Check it out for free:

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For All Leaders:

Conducting Power-Packed Meetings

Conducting Power Packed Meetings Cover 2The biggest challenge for many leaders is the BORING, UNPRODUCTIVE MEETING!

I want to help you.

I have helped hundreds of people grow their ideas, their dreams, into reality and build high-performance teams by learning how to conduct power-packed meetings.

The problem is that most people want to do things like they have done them before: badly. They don’t know any other way to approach decisions.

This article and accompanying video will reveal the following:

  • Why the agenda is the enemy of productivity in meetings – and what works far, far better.
  • Templates for planning awesome meetings!
  • How to construct from the desired outcomes, backwards, to ensure engaged and productive team interaction that ensures success.
  • Find secrets for managing time, managing group participation, keeping the team focused and on track and, finally, how to keep anyone from hijacking the meeting with a personal agenda.

It’s free! Click on the button below to get your copy…

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Hugh Ballou

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