These brief essays on a variety of topics relevant to nonprofit professionals appeared in Oliver’s monthly column, Game Plan, in Associations Now, published by ASAE and the Center for Association Leadership.
Can I be fired for having an addiction problem?
Our members are happy, but our staff turnover is alarmingly high. We don't know why. What do you suggest?
Should I show my date of graduation on my resume?
How to support the CEO with respect for the authority of the position
I've been promoted to head my department. How do I supervise the people who have been my peers?
I have to get better performance from my team if I'm going to succeed as a new CEO. How can I?
Not everyone on my staff has experience evaluating performance. What basics should I make sure they all know?
Do I have to change firms to get ahead?
As a new department head, how do I manage staff while showing a healthy respect for their autonomy?
Is it true that being on a nonprofit board will make me a more attractive CEO candidate?
I've been fired without warning. What can I do?
I've had only one long-term employer. Is that going to look bad on my resume?
How do I rise abover the everyday to keep in touch with the big picture?
What are the pitfalls/advantages of hiring someone from outside the nonprofit sector?
How do get better balance between compensation and quality from my staff?
How do I give a reference from my current employer without jeopardizing my job?
Should I send my resume to search firms?
I was hired to initate change. That's what I'm doing, but my board is resisting. What do you recommend?
I'm a strong external CEO, but operations don't interest me. How can I compensate?