Bully Bosses are Bad for the Bottom Line

December, 2017 By Dr. Marc and Marcia Hardy Most of us have been subjected to bully bosses and have horror stories to tell. Bully bosses are not the kinds of tough bosses that bring out the best in us. They do the opposite. They demean, mock, yell, denigrate, harass, ignore, marginalize and destroy trust, innovation,[…]

5 Reasons Why It’s Harder to Lead a Nonprofit than a For-Profit

  By Marc Hardy, PhD www.SharingFire.com Business leaders role their eyeballs at me when I say that if someone can run a successful nonprofit then they can run a successful for-profit – but the opposite is not true. That’s a pretty audacious statement, but hear me out. The fact is that a top nonprofit leader[…]

Want Disengaged and Unproductive Employees? Become a “Scrooge”

By Dr. Marc and Marcia Hardy www.SharingFire.com Although it takes more than just a significant paycheck and pay incentives to motivate employees, they are undeniably some of the most important factors in creating a positive workplace environment. Some studies have claimed that pay is not an important employee motivator, but according to an article titled[…]

A Simple Way to Create a Positive Workplace Culture

A positive workplace culture is an invaluable asset to an organization. People disengage at work when they feel disrespected and dismissed as unimportant.  One of the most egregious acts that leads to such feelings are when bosses do not consult with them or inform them in advance of a decision that will directly affect them[…]

Three Unique Skills Expected of Nonprofit Leaders

The Economist Interviews Marc Hardy, PhD, about Leadership: Three Unique Skills Expected of Nonprofit Leaders (Click here for link to The Economist) January 28th, 2016 By Laura Montgomery News media heralded the rise of the nonprofit sector two decades ago, and it’s still the fastest growing sector in the U.S. as well as the largest source of employment in many countries. This[…]

“Sharing Fire” Interview with Lisa Cripps-Downey of the Berrien County Community Foundation – Parts 1 and 2

    Parts 1 and 2 of an interview by Dr. Marc Hardy and his co-host Marcia Hatch with Lisa Cripps-Downy, the new president of The Berrien County Community Foundation and the Upton Foundation. The community was established in 1952 by William Vawter and a group of concerned business people, much like the rest of[…]

3 Minute Video on how Notre Dame Shares Fire with Hispanic Leaders!

For the past 5 years the unit I direct at the University of Notre Dame, Nonprofit Executive Programs at the Mendoza College of Business, has been educating Latino and Hispanic leaders. The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation, with the support of the Wells Fargo Foundation, has been underwriting executive education at no cost[…]

How is Pope Francis Changing the Catholic Church? Dr. Marc Hardy Interviews Thomas Harvey, Former President of Catholic Charities USA – Part 2

How is Pope Francis Changing the Catholic Church and Its Committment to the Poor and Undersevred? The new leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, is making changes in the way the Vatican views its role in the world. This is especially true in its commitment of service to the poor and the underserved throughout[…]