leadership development

Uplevel Your Position and Become More Than A Boss

Boss – a person who exercises control or authority; a person who is in charge of a worker, group, or organization. Picture a 5-year-old stomping her feet and yelling “you’re not the boss of me”. That’s my internal reaction when someone asks me about my boss. I never use the word boss. I cringe a …

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Nicki Sanders: From Director of Programs to Leadership Consultant

Are leaders born or made? Are you a leader if you don’t have followers? I’ve studied leadership and management for over a decade – through formal education, continuing education/professional development, and through independent research sparked by my own curiosity. I’ve studied John Maxwell, Stephen Covey, and other leadership experts to improve my own leadership skills. …

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A Resource for Building Organizational Capacity in Challenging Times

My name is Nicki Sanders. I am your community member and cheerleader with 20 years of diverse experience in the nonprofit world and over a decade of nonprofit management experience. I have worked in residential, community, and school-based programs. I have a Master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in Management and Community Organization …

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Conversation with Nicki Sanders and Lisette Engel, MPA, Community Advocate

Lisette Engel has had a passion for justice since youth. She is Montgomery County, MD native who strongly believes in the power of community engagement and allowing people to be engaged in policies and programming that impact them directly. While enrolled in a college course during her high school years, Lisette’s class was tasked with …

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Email Subject: I am so proud and appreciative

Question 1: How authentic or vulnerable can you be with your team? [The Formal Description] For 10 years, Crittenton Services emerging leader training programming has worked to hone girls’ leadership, advocacy, and communication skills. As the scope and capacity of this work has grown, we created a cornerstone experience, an intensive weekend-long conference called the Leadership …

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Bold Authenticity Leadership Seminar is Back January 22, 2020!

WE ARE BACK! We’re back after our holiday break. The 4th Wednesday in November was the day before Thanksgiving and the 4th Wednesday in December was Christmas Day in 2019. The vacation is over. Let’s get to work!! BOLD AUTHENTICITY LEADERSHIP SEMINAR “Begin With The End In Mind” Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 1:00pm Virtual …

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What Is Mid-Level Management?

Management is complex. Depending on size and function, an organization can have different levels of a management hierarchy with many different managers, across many different titles, and with varying levels of authority, Traditionally, there are three levels of management typically found in an organization – lower-level management, middle-level management, and top-level management. Top-level managers or …

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