What is Your Organization Lacking?

October 9, 2019
Executive Coaching

I was perusing a magazine recently which feature famous stars whom the magazine thought were very special.  Not only were they wealthy, but they went out of their way to get involved in causes that help out people in need.

As I looked at each star, I noted that they were peak performers in their field.  They didn’t do just one thing—but many things.   I was even more impressed that they donated sizeable amounts to make a difference for some very special community or world causes.

 

As we build our corporate cultures, perhaps we should think about one or more causes to which we would like to give back. It could involve making a donation or getting our team members involved in a project that improve one or more organizations.

 

I would recommend that you only do one or two so that people can focus on how it’s helping them. And if you go to help them out, be sure you find ways to let the leaders, board members or team members of that organization know that they are welcome to visit your establishment so that just as you learn what they do, they can learn more about what YOU do.

 

If you have a yearly event at your organization, feature the organization you are backing and announce not just what you’ve done for them in the past twelve months, but the whole time you’ve been working with them.  And there’s nothing wrong with changing it up on occasion, so that you’re helping more than one organization in your community.

 

I believe that doing this shows that you are more than the goods and services that you produce, but you are involved in helping improve the situation in your community

ACTION STEPS FOR THE WEEK

  1. Make a list of any organizations you presently support.
  2. Do your team members know what you do for them?
  3. Could your team members participate by making donations?
  4. Should you focus on one organization to make a more sizeable donation?
  5. Should you do a survey to see which organizations you could help?
  6. Is there a project you could do for any of the organizations?
  7. Have you ever surveyed your team members to see what organizations they participate in in their time away from work?
  8. Would it be good for your team members to make the final selection of who to help?


Dan Chiodo

Passion. Charisma. Results. It’s those values and a desire to see others achieve them for themselves that led Dan to found iMPACT Training & Development, a firm which offers training to guide individuals into a higher level of performance through executive coaching, motivational speaking, staff training and organizational development.

CERTIFIED COACH

As a Certified Mastermind Executive Coach, Dan teaches courses in leadership development, communication, sales, customer service and time management, with a focus on hands-on learning strategies.

AUTHOR: PerfectTIMING

Dan’s experience and interest in time management led to writing his book PerfectTIMING which is available on his website, as well as Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and other books stores.

COMMUNICATION TRAINER

Dan also serves as the Senior Associate to Dr. Bill Wallisch, founder of MAIN Point, which is a communications firm that specializes in strategic communication skills for organizations worldwide. Clients include astronauts and cosmonauts of NASA, Coca-Cola, Starbucks, General Mills and the White House. MAINPoint also prepares well-known personalities for appearances on national television programs, such as Today, Nightline, Good Morning America and Meet the Press.

EXPERIENCE

Dan spent a great part of his career in the communications field, having served more than ten years as the President & Publisher of the Joplin (MO) Globe, which is one of the largest newspapers in Community Newspaper Holding’s (CNHI) groups of newspapers in the U.S.

Prior to that, Dan held several management positions with Ottaway Newspapers, the community newspaper division of Dow Jones, Inc. He has also worked at communications companies in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Minnesota and Missouri.

ACCREDITATION

Dan graduated from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. He also attended the American Press Institute, Reston, Va., the management studies program at Kellogg University, Chicago, Ill., and Leaderpoint Management Development Institute, Overland Park, Ks. He also taught at the Bloomsburg Journalism Institute, Bloomsburg, Penn., and at Ashland Community College, Ashland, Ky. Dan was an instructor for the Xerox Professional Selling Skills program and administrated it for several Ottaway newspapers.

INTERNATIONAL WORK

Dan’s assignments have taken him to countries such as Mexico, Panama, Australia, the UK and Dubai. He has also taught in the U.S. for companies such as General Mills, Nestle, Medtronic, Knutson Construction, the State of Missouri and Freeman Health System hospitals.

JOHN MAXWELL TRAINING

Dan is also on the John Maxwell Team of instructors and coaches, working with John to offer his courses throughout the country.


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