Tag Archives: communicate

How to Reduce Volunteer Burnout

Robert volunteered for his community’s architectural control committee soon after he moved in.  He wanted to use his experience as an engineer to improve the association’s permit process.  His knowledge and effort improved the system tremendously.  He was tireless.

The board soon asked him to serve on the budget committee, then on a special task force to review facilities.  Next, the board asked him to supervise a paving project.  When that project was completed, Robert quit.

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Improving Speaking and Listening Skills

Most of us take our speaking and listening skills for granted, assuming that we are doing a pretty good job of communicating with others. Nothing, however, separates the person of authority from the amateur as quickly as the ability to speak clearly, persuasively, and empathetically. Board members, managers, and business people can all benefit by learning to use the spoken word as a powerful tool for gaining and using personal power.

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