Words of Wisdom

5 Key Guidelines to Making Wise Philanthropic Choices

Earlier this year, we gathered several Halftime couples who give strategically and significantly and encouraged them to share with each other their best practices, challenges, etc. As is usual when I gather with folks of this caliber I learned WAY more than I expected. Each of these five topics yielded enough for a chapter in a book on philanthropy, but here are the highlights: 1)  KNOW YOUR PHILANTHROPIC MISSION -- A mission statement is as important to philanthropic success as it is to business or personal success. Whether your annual giving

5 Key Guidelines to Making Wise Philanthropic Choices 2017-07-20T10:43:16+00:00

THE “COWBOY” APPROACH TO YOUR SECOND HALF JUST DOESN’T WORK

By Jeff Spadafora, Director of Global Coaching Services Taking the cowboy approach to your second half? U.S. President Herbert Hoover created a romantic notion of the American ethic when he coined the phrase “rugged individualism.”  In the business world (both in the U.S. and internationally) there’s a similar value – “the boot-strapping, self-made millionaire” – that permeates the business person’s psyche. Many successful people attribute their success to attitudes such as independence, self-reliance, courage, hustle, and aggressiveness. While this may have been their mindset, I have found with further questioning, for

THE “COWBOY” APPROACH TO YOUR SECOND HALF JUST DOESN’T WORK 2017-02-03T14:00:26+00:00