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engaging volunteers kansas city training

Engaging volunteers – Kansas City training

Have you attended my Volunteer
Management trainings in Kansas City?

I’ve been offering it for some time and during this training module, I learn just as much as I deliver.

One thing I’ve learned training Kansas City volunteer managers

Your Personality and Your Leadership Style

Your Personality and Your Leadership Style

Let’s ponder Your Personality and Your Leadership Style.

Managing people can be tricky. No, it is tricky.  There are hurdles, challenges and a multitude of tests.  If you ever Google terms like “being a good manager” or “tips for managers”, hundreds of results surface. Some are good.  Others are worthy of an instant click on the noble “back” arrow. I hope you don’t do that here. 🙂   But, “Your Personality and Your Leadership Style” seemed a perfect title for this blog post.

The theories on management are as numerous as sand on the sea.  Some tips are generic, while others are more specific. But, I think the best perspectives consider temperament research.

Managing volunteers

Managing Volunteers -Tips for Volunteer Managers

Managing volunteers is the trickiest of management situations. It requires a share of intentionality, planning and even mind-reading.  #Volunteers #Volunteermanagement (sorry, this is for my Twitter feed). 🙂

First of all, volunteers are not staff. Duh, right?

Unlike staff, they are not aligned to your organization because of a paycheck. I like to say, volunteers are “paid in currency of the heart”. They serve because they care. Either they care about your mission, your constituency or about you, the

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