I read widely this past year, and as I look back I see a pattern in the topics to which I gravitated. Three books in particular were the most helpful.
How emptying my email inbox everyday helped me keep track of things better, regain a sense of control, better prioritize what is actionable, and enabled me to leave work at work.
Saying thank-you is a critical part of donor stewardship, but it can be overdone. A carefully crafted donor recognition plan ensures that donors get appreciated consistently and in just the right ways.
We give up on things when we stop caring about them. Letting go, however, does not mean one does not care, but rather that one accepts the situation and works to clear the way for something better.
No one likes to fail, but stepping outside of our comfort zones and allowing ourselves to screw up is necessary for achieving great success.