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Types of Organizational Communication

Organizational communication seems like a topic that businesses should concentrate on. However, according to research from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), many companies are losing money due to poor communication. One survey of 400 companies with 100,000 employees cited an average loss per company of $62.4 million per year from…

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Employee Ownership: ESOP Pros and Cons

There are roughly 7,000 employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) covering about 14 million employees, according to the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO). An ESOP is a type of retirement plan that invests primarily in company stock and holds its assets in a trust. This is the main vehicle for…

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Exploring Ministry Careers

A follower of Christ can give glory to God and serve Him in virtually any career choice. Of course, there are a number of ministry careers that make a more direct connection. Careers in ministry as well as careers in education, counseling and other fields focus on supporting the kingdom…

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The Business of Health and Health Care Nonprofits

Health care occupies more than one-sixth of the U.S. economy, according to a report by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from the end of 2016. Health care’s share of gross domestic product reached a historic rate of 17.8 percent, and this trend is expected to continue. CMS…

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Peer Support Complements Counseling

Few people these days are unaffected by mental illness. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, an estimated 17.9 percent of adults in the United States had a mental illness in 2015, which is around 43.4 million people. Whether it’s a family member, friend or colleague, more Americans are…

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An Online Marketer’s Guide to Audience Engagement

Effective content is crucial for audience engagement. Companies are increasing their content marketing efforts, according to Smart Insights, creating a more competitive environment for online marketers. More than 90 percent of companies are utilizing content marketing in 2017 75 percent of companies increased their content marketing budget in 2016 43…

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What Is Subjective Well-Being?

“The science of psychology has been far more successful on the negative than on the positive side,” Abraham Maslow wrote in his book Motivation and Personality. “It has revealed to us much about man’s shortcomings, his illness, his sins, but little about his potentialities, his virtues, his achievable aspirations, or…

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How to Practice Dynamic Leadership

From businesses to nonprofits to the military, all organizations can benefit from dynamic leadership. Cpl. Matthew Progen at the Marine Corps Association & Foundation describes dynamic leadership as a dual-focused form of adaptive leadership where a leader reacts to changes by being proactive. It requires a fluid style of leadership…

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6 Common Leadership Challenges in 2017

Leadership challenges exist for any manager or mentor. Businesses require leaders who are skilled at guiding employees, helping develop workers’ skills and providing direction for the organization. The following sections illustrate some of the most common leadership challenges in 2017. 1.    Building Trust Almost one in three employees don’t trust…

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The Basics of Nonprofit Board Governance

Compared to for-profit boards, nonprofit board governance can be complex. Nonprofit organizations serve a public purpose and can have different groups of stakeholders. The organization’s management and workforce may be paid less than for-profit peers, and economic models can be more complicated as well. Some nonprofit organizations blend earned revenue,…

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