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Communications Challenges Made Easier for Nonprofits in 2016
Article,  BriefCASE Article Communications teams in the nonprofit sector have improved in 2016, according to the nonprofit communications trends report.

The Delicate Work-Life Balance
Article,  BriefCASE Article Busy advancement officers often find the line between their professional and personal lives blur. But even with long hours, the most committed staff must take time for themselves.

MGOs See More Pressure and Less Time According to Report
Article,  BriefCASE Article Major gift and planned giving officers feel pressure from and frustration with the time they have available for solicitation, according to a recent survey.

Development Across Borders: Why International Alumni and Fundraising Matter
Article,  BriefCASE Article Universities have long played an important role in supporting multiculturalism. Development professionals should continue to participate in this legacy by expanding their focus abroad, says one development expert.

The New Rules of Digital Engagement for Leaders
Article,  BriefCASE Article The same things that have always made a leader still apply—they just look very different, says a digital expert and CASE Summit for Leaders in Advancement speaker.

Giving USA 2017: Four Key Trends
Article,  BriefCASE Article Giving to education in the U.S. has reached a new high, according to the recently released Giving USA 2017 report. Growth was fueled in part by the multi-million-dollar gift trend, but also progress in online fundraising and giving to community colleges.

How University Leaders Can Really Address Discrimination
Article,  BriefCASE Article Leaders who are serious about promoting diversity and equality in their organizations must commit more than just words to their cause, argues one author and professor of psychology.

Stay Curious and Focused: Key Advice for Advancement Shops
Article,  BriefCASE Article Development shops can support their institutions by maintaining a steady focus on their mission and an eagerness to learn new things, according to the executive director of one community college foundation.

Organize Work Tasks to Improve Productivity
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Managers should learn to work smarter, not harder, writes an executive coach.

The Characteristics of an Inspiring Leader
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article The best managers inspire their employees by showing empathy, grit and decisiveness, writes a leadership authority.

How to Overcome a Bad Mood
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Many leaders struggle to shift from a negative state of mind to a positive one, write experts on workplace stress.

Recall Names When Meeting Professional Contacts
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Remembering names is a simple step in building professional connections, says a networking specialist.

Follow These Principles to Improve Productivity
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Managers who make small improvements to their workplace habits can dramatically improve their productivity, writes an authority on time management.

Boost Employee Engagement
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Supervisors can keep employees engaged at work by listening to their ideas, checking in with them regularly and recognizing their good work, writes a leadership authority.

Practice Simple Meditation to Improve Leadership
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Leaders who meditate are more self-aware and more effective managers, writes a management expert.

Learn and Speak Up About Mental Illness
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Leaders have an obligation to look out for their employees’ mental health, writes an executive coach.

Convey Leadership Credibility
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Leaders can establish credibility with their employees by being respectful, honest and loyal, writes a leadership expert.

Lead Like a Mentor
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Managers who see themselves as mentors are more likely to have engaged, happy and productive employees, writes a management consultant.

Match Decision-Making Style to Challenge
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Managers don’t always have to make decisions by seeking input from all of their team members, writes a management expert.

Uncover Leadership Weaknesses
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Executives must be aware of blindspots in their leadership to avoid making decisions that could hurt their organizations, says a professional development coach.

Develop an Advancement Internship Program
Article,  BriefCASE Article Advancement leaders should consider developing an internship program to help meet their division’s goals, says an alumni relations practitioner.

How to Make a Positive Impact at Work
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Leaders who invest time in relationships and helping others better influence their teams and organizations, writes a management consultant.

Plan Vacation Time Wisely
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Leaders need to plan ahead and take time off between critical projects to enjoy a restful vacation, writes an executive coach.

Avoid These Common Delegation Mistakes
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Many managers are poor delegators because they fail to adequately define what a successfully completed project looks like, writes a leadership development specialist.

This Four-Letter Word can Boost Productivity
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Saying “done” out loud as you finish even small tasks can make you more productive at work, says a psychologist and neuroperformance specialist.

Look for Signs of Work Weariness
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Workers who have difficulty sleeping and don’t eat or exercise enough may be headed for burnout, writes an expert on work-life balance.

How First-Time Managers Should Learn to Lead
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article New bosses can become better leaders by learning who on their team is responsible for what tasks, writes a management specialist.

The Best Way to Start the Week
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Productive managers use Monday to organize their schedule, prepare for potential obstacles and give colleagues notice of upcoming meetings or projects in the week ahead, writes a time-management expert.

How to Garner Candid Criticism
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article When asking for feedback from colleagues, managers should be clear that they want an honest critique, writes a leadership coach.

Improving Networking Skills Helps Expand Knowledge
Article,  BriefCASE Article Advancement practitioners at all career stages should regularly network to seek professional growth and expand their knowledge of the field, says a networking expert.

Don't Tolerate Deceit, Other Harmful Traits
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article To build a successful life and career, leaders should never tolerate dishonesty in themselves or those around them, writes a leadership coach.

Future Advancement Leaders Should Seek Best-Fit Job
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Advancement professionals seeking to become senior leaders should assess their fit for an institution's culture, say successful advancement vice presidents.

Become a More Attentive Leader
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Managers can help their employees succeed by being more aware of their leadership style, writes a psychologist.

How Leaders can Display Professionalism
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Managers need to do more than just excel at their jobs to be considered a professional, writes a business school professor.

Be a Leader Worth Following
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article The best leaders are easy to follow, writes a business school professor.

Successful Managers Help Others Lead
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article The best leaders prepare their workers to operate and make decisions for themselves, writes an executive coach.

Avoid Behaviors that Impair Judgment
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Laziness and indecisiveness are some of the habits that lead to poor decision making, according to a new study of leaders.

Limit Distractions when Working from Home
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article When telecommuting, people should set a schedule to give their day structure and keep them motivated, say productivity specialists.

How to Promote the Right People
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Managers should develop career paths for employees based on their skills—not a predetermined job pyramid—writes a talent management expert.

Successful Leaders Should Think Like Janitors
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Senior leaders should take leadership cues from their building’s janitors, writes a leadership specialist.

Learn to Stop Procrastinating
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Identifying the root cause of procrastination at work is the first step toward breaking the habit, writes a time management expert.

Avoid These Career-Stifling Behaviors
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Managers who communicate poorly are likely sabotaging their career, say leadership coaches.

Set Aside Time to Recharge
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Managers and employees should schedule time to rest throughout the workweek to improve their attention, motivation, productivity and creativity, writes a time management expert.

Write About Trying Experiences
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Leaders should write about difficult situations to move past them, writes a business school professor.

Encourage Employees to Evaluate Managers
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Managers should invite feedback from their employees, writes a leadership expert.

Common Mistakes New Managers Make
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Managers shouldn’t try to be best friends with their employees or indiscriminately use their newly acquired power, writes a leadership expert.

How to Own Up to Failure
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article When leaders slip up, they should take responsibility for their mistakes and avoid excuses, writes a management consultant.

Tips to Find Work-Life Balance
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Leaders can improve their work-life balance by scheduling their next-day activities the night before and taking time off when they feel burned out, writes a leadership expert.

Reasons Senior Leaders Need Mentoring
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article New executives should have mentors to further their professional growth, writes a leadership specialist.

How to Navigate a Stretch Assignment
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Managers who take on new responsibilities should be open to advice from their colleagues, writes a management expert.

Don’t Delegate These Important Tasks
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Managers should never delegate certain tasks, writes a leadership expert.

Productivity Starts at the Top
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Leaders are primarily responsible for creating and supporting a culture of productivity within their organizations, writes a leadership specialist.

Leadership Behaviors to Avoid During a Crisis
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Leaders should try to consult colleagues at all levels within the organization—not just senior managers—when looking for a solution to a crisis, writes a management consultant.

A Simple Method to Prioritize Tasks
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article When tackling their daily to-do lists, managers should not start with the easiest tasks first, writes a time management expert. This will only lead to a lack of time to handle more difficult tasks.

How to Get Out of a Mental Rut
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Employees who are having trouble solving a problem should switch their focus to an unrelated task, writes an expert on workplace psychology.

Vulnerable Behavior Can Be a Strength
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Smart leaders aren’t afraid to show some vulnerability, writes a leadership consultant.

Learn What Decisions to Yield to Others
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Executives should choose which work tasks matter most to them and cede control of nearly everything else to managers they trust, writes a leadership specialist.

Key Leadership Habits to Avoid
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Recently released research identifies several factors that cause well-meaning leaders to make poor decisions.

Know When to Say No to Additional Responsibilities
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Top performers should think twice before volunteering to take on additional responsibilities at work, writes a leadership coach.

Think Twice Before Killing an Idea
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Managers who say no to nearly every project and idea stifle their employees’ creative potential, writes a management strategist.

Stop Work from Overtaking Employees' Lives
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Bosses can help their staff achieve work-life balance by teaching them to focus on priorities and avoid common distractions, writes one expert on workplace culture.

Improve CEO-CDO Relationships
Article,  Community College News Article To champion fundraising efforts on their campuses, community college presidents should have as strong a working relationship with their foundation director as they do with their provost, says one institutional leader.

Help Workers Learn to Focus
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Managers should provide attention-management training to employees who are distracted by technology and a constant influx of information, write two business school professors.

Know When to Call It Quits
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article The most productive people know when to abandon a task before it becomes fruitless, writes one productivity expert.

In Praise of Imperfection
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Leaders who don’t make mistakes aren’t helping themselves or their employees grow and learn, writes a professional development expert.

Find Happy Medium in Management Style
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Bosses should avoid extremes in behavior—such as being too friendly with or critical of their workers—writes a management specialist.

Stay Mindful at Work
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Workers should practice mindfulness tactics, such as taking a deep breath before meetings, to reduce stress, writes an organizational psychologist.

Don't Get Stuck in a Leadership Rut
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Managers can be more decisive in their decision-making by avoiding common leadership traps, writes a management consultant.

Longhand Beats Laptop for Note Taking
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article New research shows that people remember more conceptual information from presentations over the long term when they take notes by hand instead of on a laptop.

Diplomatically Manage Your Time
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Time management experts say leaders can set the boundaries they need to get their work done—such as saying no to meeting invitations and checking email less frequently—without negatively impacting the work of their colleagues.

Creating Cultures of Leadership
Article,  Community College News Article Drew Dudley, leadership educator and keynote speaker at the upcoming CASE Conference for Community College Advancement, says that many advancement practitioners aren’t completely comfortable calling themselves leaders. He wants to remedy that anxiety.

What Managers Should Learn from Coaches
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article To get the best out of their teams, managers should act more like career coaches, writes an executive coach.

Ways Leaders Lose Integrity
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Credibility is hard for a leader to establish but easy to lose, writes a management consultant.

To Get More Done, Slow Down
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Leaders who work at a harried pace are inefficient and ineffective in their roles, says an executive coach.

Leaders Should Embrace Humility
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Employees who observe selfless behavior from their managers report being more innovative, according to new research.

Don't Get Caught Up with Busywork
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Leaders are often so busy completing day-to-day tasks that they don’t take time to think creatively about how to solve larger work-related problems, says a time-management specialist.

Mistakes to Avoid when Finding a Mentor
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article A leader can improve his or her career by finding the right mentor, say executive coaches.

Recover from Workaholism
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Some leaders may not recognize themselves as workaholics, especially if they’re so consumed by work that they don’t allow time for reflection, says a time management specialist.

Habits Successful People Avoid After Hours
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Leaders can reduce their stress levels by planning some downtime before they go home, say time management experts.

All Leaders Should Live by a Code
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Leaders who develop and hold themselves to a code of conduct are better role models for their staff, writes a management consultant.

Plan Ahead to Enjoy Time Away from the Office
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article People who don’t adequately prepare to take a vacation could return to work feeling stressed, says a time management expert.

How to Manage Non-Direct Reports
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Managers should communicate clearly when assigning work to someone who doesn’t report directly to them, says a leadership expert.

Avoid This Productivity Killing Habit
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Many workers perform some sort of “transition ritual,” such as checking email or social networks, to help themselves regain focus after they are interrupted at work, says a time management specialist.

Stop Thinking Everything is Urgent
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Leaders should challenge the assumption that all work tasks or assignments need to be carried out quickly, says a management consultant.

Evade Second-Hand Stress
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Simply being near a colleague who is stressed can trigger the stress response of others in the office, says a psychologist.

The Consequences of Working Overtime
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Spending too much time at work can hurt a leader’s personal life and professional career, says a time management guru.

Learn from Deficient Leaders
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article New managers should avoid the behavior of difficult bosses, says a management expert.

Scientifically Verified Ways to De-Stress
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Social scientists have identified some simple, proven ways to reduce stress at work.

Self-Awareness is Key for Leadership Growth
Article,  BriefCASE Article Advancement leaders who better understand their own personalities are more effective in their jobs, says an expert in organizational behavior and a plenary speaker at this summer’s CASE Europe Annual Conference.

How to Overcome Procrastination
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Workers can adopt several strategies to make themselves work when they don’t want to, says a social psychologist.

Managing across a Generation Gap
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Younger bosses who manage older employees should avoid making age a factor in their leadership, says a management adviser.

Promotions Should Change Managers
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Managers who are promoted to more senior roles need to adjust their management style to cope with the new challenges, says one leadership authority.

Leadership Lessons from Olympians
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Olympic athletes achieve their goals by learning to focus, relax and have confidence in their abilities, says a management expert, who recommends all leaders follow suit to achieve success.

Simple Steps to Better Leadership
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Managers who make minor adjustments in their behavior can improve their performance and that of their teams, says a management authority.

Suggestions for Creating Work-Life Balance
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Leaders who work all the time—and don’t prioritize their personal happiness and mental health—will likely not achieve the professional success they’ve envisioned, says a time management expert.

Ego-Driven Leadership is becoming Obsolete
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Executives of the future need to build strong teams and share leadership, says a management consultant.

Meditation Creates Self-Aware Leaders
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Meditation can help managers understand themselves and their coworkers better, says a business school professor.

Taking Over from an Ineffectual Team Leader
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Managers who take over an existing team from an underperforming leader must be prepared to remedy any lingering conflict and stress, says an organizational psychologist.

Salvage a Troubled Project
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article A manager can save a floundering work project by acting at the first sign of trouble, says a project management expert.

Learn to Delegate
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article New managers can master the art of delegation by following a few simple steps, says a nonprofit leadership specialist.

How to Accomplish Long-Term Goals
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Managers can make lasting, positive contributions to their organizations by setting aside time to achieve them, says a psychologist.

Less is More for Leaders
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Managers should exercise more restraint in their leadership to ensure they focus on the work that matters most to their organizations, says a management expert.

Overcome Leadership Isolation
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Executives are often surrounded by an inner circle of individuals who shield them from critical news and opinions, says a leadership consultant.

Simple Solutions aren't Always Best
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Not every work problem has a simple solution, says a leadership consultant.

Learn How to Embrace Success
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Research shows that many workers don’t feel deserving when they succeed; however, there are ways to overcome what psychologists call “imposter syndrome.”

Ready a New Manager's Survival Kit
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article New leaders should ensure they have the skills to survive the transition from team member to manager, says a leadership consultant.

Managers Often Unaware of What Stresses Workers
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article A new survey shows distinct differences in how employers and employees view stress in the workplace.

Finish the Year Strong
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Managers should develop a plan to accomplish their most pressing goals before the end of the year, says a management expert.

Why Activity Doesn’t Always Equal Productivity
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Just because managers and employees are busy around the office doesn’t always mean they are getting the most important work done, says an executive coach.

To De-stress at Work, Accept What You Cannot Change
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article The key for managers and their employees to manage workplace stress is for them to understand what they can control, says a career coach.

Overbearing Leaders Hurt Employee Performance
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Aggressive bosses may be hindering their team’s success, according to a study.

Be Self-Confident as a New Leader
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article People promoted to advancement leadership positions should act and lead as if they’ve had a senior position before, says a CASE faculty member.

The Best Leaders are Tough and Nice
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Managers who are both strong and congenial engage their employees most, according to research.

How to 'Get in the Zone' at Work
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Managers and employees can greatly improve their productivity by changing the way they approach work tasks, says a psychology researcher.

Take a Vacation the Right Way
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Leaders can make the most of their time off by ensuring it is restorative, according to research.

Leading Amid Uncertainty
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article The best leaders are able to survive and thrive in times of uncertainty by looking for opportunities, says a management consultant.

Embrace Time-Saving Activities
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Leaders can generate more free time by adopting a few key habits, according to productivity research.

How to Manage Someone You Don't Like
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Leaders should make sure that they manage all employees fairly, including those who they may not like personally, say two researchers.

Succeed as a First-Time Boss
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article New managers must cultivate new skills to be a successful leader, says a management expert.

Improved Posture Improves Performance
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Managers who adopt certain body poses can boost their confidence and assertiveness, according to research.

Don't Lead with Too Much Optimism
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Managers with an overly optimistic outlook on a project may be thwarting their team’s successful completion of it, says a leadership consultant.

Patience is a Leadership Virtue
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Patient leaders are seen by their employees as more compassionate and open-minded, says a management expert.

Executives Shouldn't Fear Coaching
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Leaders who embrace coaching are able to develop their skills in critical areas such as conflict resolution and team building, according to new research.

Leader, Know Thyself
Article,  Community College News Article By understanding their personal leadership characteristics, community college advancement professionals can improve their work performance, says a talent management expert.

Build a Strong To-Do List
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Leaders drafting a to-do list should start every item with a verb to ensure that the list gets done, says a time management expert.

Don't Hinder Worker Productivity
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article The everyday habits of some managers may be causing stress and impeding their staff's work progress, says an entrepreneur.

Give a Great Handshake
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Learning the etiquette of a proper handshake can build a manager’s self-confidence and reputation, says a body language expert.

Leadership Lessons from the Boxing Ring
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article A manager who took up boxing says he has learned a number of leadership lessons that readily apply in the boardroom.

Do Important Work First
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Leaders should devote their mornings to completing their most important tasks of the day, says a manager.

Avoid the Pitfalls of Overconfidence
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Confidence is an essential leadership trait. But leaders should avoid being overconfident as this can get them and their institutions into trouble, says a business professor.

Nighttime Rituals for a Better Tomorrow
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Leaders who want to be their best at work in the morning must prepare the night before, says an executive coach.

Lead like Socrates
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article To become better leaders, managers should mimic the ancient Greek philosopher and ask better questions of themselves and their colleagues, says a communications professional.

What Makes a Strong Internship Program
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article The best internships offer valuable networking opportunities and practical work experience, says a management expert.

Avoid Productivity-Destroying Email Habits
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Managers need to be aware of unhelpful email practices, says a leadership expert.

Maximize Your Webinar Experience
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Employees should avoid multi-tasking when listening to webinars to get the most out of these online presentations, says a researcher.

What Leaders Can Learn from Athletes
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Like professional athletes, leaders should learn to pace themselves so they don’t burn out physically and mentally, says a wellness expert.

Habits of Effective Mentors
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Mentors can strengthen their relationships with their mentees by talking about their own struggles, say researchers.

Humility is an Important Leadership Skill
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Leaders should be diplomatic about how they assert their authority, says the former chief executive of technology giant Honeywell.

Don't Hide Your Mistakes
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Successful leaders make sure that everyone knows when they make a mistake, says Dick Costolo, chief executive of Twitter.

Helping Causes Helps Careers
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Leaders should donate their time to a cause that they are passionate about, say management experts.

Leading Other Leaders
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article When leading a group of colleagues who are also leaders—such as a board or administrative team—managers must maximize the group’s strengths without yielding control, says an entrepreneur.

Remember Anyone’s Name
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Learning someone’s name is the first step to showing respect and building a meaningful relationships, says a communications expert.

Minimize Damage when a Deadline is Missed
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Managers who don’t handle missed deadlines appropriately can damage their careers, say leadership consultants.

Fix What's Making You Chronically Late
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Understanding the root causes of "lateness" can help workers improve their punctuality, says a time management coach.

Survive a Nitpicking Boss
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Employees and managers don’t have to let hypercritical supervisors make their work life miserable, says a professional counselor.

Overcome the Pressures of Leadership
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article The way managers respond to pressure reveals the strength of their character and conviction, says a leadership advisor.

Don’t Be Shy at Conferences
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Sitting in the front row at a conference improves attendees’ focus on presentation material and their chances of meeting speakers, says a networking expert.

Bad Language Reflects Bad Leadership
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Leaders who use curse words are projecting their inability to handle difficult situations, say management professionals.

Social Media Use Can Boost Worker Efficiency
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article New research shows that employees who are encouraged to use social media to accomplish work are more productive.

Fix Bad Management Behaviors
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Managers sometimes have habits that, unbeknown to them, frustrate employees, says a leadership expert.

Remove These Items from Your Desk
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Simple office supplies can disrupt some employees’ workflow, says a professional organizer.

Be an Inspiring Mentor
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Serving as a mentor is an honor but the role comes with great responsibility, says an entrepreneur.

Study: Presidential Pipeline Slow to Change
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new study shows slight increases in the age and gender diversity of senior administrators in positions that often lead to the presidency.

How to Succeed as a New Manager
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article New managers can excel from day one by taking cues from their bosses and being respectful to their employees, says a leadership expert.

It's OK to Close Your Office Door
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Good bosses don’t have to be accessible the entire time they are in the office, says a time management expert.

Making Self-Improvement Simple
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Managers and their employees can master any new skill—from public speaking to using social media to analyzing data—by following a few general rules, say workplace experts.

Encourage Networking Within Your Organization
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article One company believes it has an ingenious solution to bridge departmental silos: randomly match employees for lunch dates.

Preserve a Planning Period
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Managers and their employees should spend an hour every day planning their work, says a time management expert.

Lead with Grace
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Some managers focus so much on showing assertiveness and strength that they forget to be gracious, says an entrepreneur.

Accomplish More by Doing Less
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article To realize their goals, leaders should create a not-to-do list, says a creativity coach.

How to Manage a Team of Former Peers
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Transitioning from peer to boss needn't be awkward, says a leadership expert.

Make Proper Introductions
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Leaders should follow several guidelines when introducing professional colleagues, say networking experts.

Be a Creative Problem Solver
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Creative people aren’t born; they’re made, says an executive coach.

Improve Your LinkedIn Experience
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Leaders can get more from LinkedIn this year by making several resolutions, says a networking expert.

How to be a More Assertive Leader
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Assertiveness is an essential management skill that can be learned, says a career coach.

Finding Tomorrow’s Advancement Leaders
Article,  BriefCASE Article At a recent CASE conference of student alumni associations, foundations and similar organizations, a number of attendees expressed a strong interest in pursuing careers in advancement.

Westerners Adjust to Advancement Leadership Positions in East
Article,  BriefCASE Article A growing number of experienced advancement professionals from Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom are taking leadership positions at institutions relatively new to the field in the Asia-Pacific region. Their adjustment depends on various factors, says one expert who recently made the move.

What Makes Chief Advancement Officers Tick?
Article,  BriefCASE Article Self-awareness is one of 14 competencies that successful chief advancement officers have in common, according to two fundraising experts who will share their research findings in an upcoming CASE Online Speaker Series.

Minorities Still Underrepresented in Advancement Leadership
Article,  BriefCASE Article Professionals of diverse backgrounds still face a “glass ceiling” with respect to securing leadership positions in educational advancement but participants of the recent Minority Advancement Institute say progress is being made.

Research Shows Growing Link between Education, Employment
Article,  BriefCASE Article New analysis by the Brookings Institution shows a growing employment disparity between individuals in the United States with a post-secondary degree and those without one.

Tips for Managing Your Personal and Professional Networks Online
Article,  BriefCASE Article Should you friend your boss on Facebook? Can you tweet about your "Survivor" obsession? Just how funny can you be when you are the voice of your institution? Attendees at the Social Media and Community conference in Chicago last week grappled with these sorts of questions as they weighed how best to manage their personal and professional networks online.

Considering a Job in Fund Raising?
Jeffrey A. Schoenherr
Article This article, from the Nov. 20, 2009 Chronicle of Higher Education, discusses the outlook for jobs in educational fundraising and provides tips for those interested in entering the field. CASE shares this article with permission from the author.

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