Vistas is a constant source of new ideas and fresh approaches. From case studies to new research reports, I always find new information that we can use to strengthen our organization. -- Steve Kallaugher, president of Young Heroes Foundation.
New York, NY (Vocus) December 17, 2009
Times have been tough but not tough enough to deter non profit leaders, social entrepreneurs, and small business owners who have the right stuff and who know the ropes. To keep current in their skills and changes that affect them, they turn to Vistas, Ventureneer's blog, for inspiration, encouragement and knowledge.
“Vistas is a constant source of new ideas and fresh approaches” says Steve Kallaugher, president of Young Heroes Foundation. “From case studies to new research reports, I always find new information that we can use to strengthen our organization.”
As Vistas author and Ventureneer's founder Geri Stengel says, "Gutsiness, resourcefulness, and flexibility are all part of being an entrepreneur or non profit leader. It's important for leaders to create the right culture in the work place, inspire employees, and keep up with changes. That's where Vistas comes in. I guide people to the resources they need to be or to become successful leaders."
Vistas regularly highlights the bottom line of current thinking about what makes businesses successful. In it, Stengel, passes on the insights she has gotten from her own experience as an entrepreneur. She's distilled the qualities of good leaders in The Stuff of Entrepreneurs and Social Entrepreneurs: Do You Have What It Takes? and she summarizes the findings of thought-leaders, as in Go With the Flow: “Good Business” Inspiration for Our Times.
“I’m a serial entrepreneur. My second venture was undertaken because I saw so many family members, friends and colleagues struggling with issues regarding their parents and even themselves aging. I read Vistas to remind myself that even a seasoned entrepreneur faces challenges," says Anne Maxfield, founder and chief visionary officer of It's All About Aging. "It’s through perseverance, creative thinking and a network of peers and professional advisers that I can tackle it all."
"Small business owners, social entrepreneurs, and non profit leaders have similar, tough jobs," says Stengel. "Supporting them with the information they need and maybe even an extra push to take a chance or look at a problem anew: that's why I started Ventureneer."
A scan of this year's Vistas posts reveals a wide range of leadership straight-to-the-point information aimed at helping non profit and for-profits leaders produce better bottom lines of every kind. The posts are worth a second look … before you make your New Year's resolutions.
About Geri Stengel
Geri is founder of Ventureneer, an online education and peer support service. An adjunct professor at The New School, she honed her online experience at companies like Dow Jones and Physicians’ Online. Geri co-founded the Women’s Leadership Exchange and is president of Stengel Solutions, a consulting service for social-impact organizations.
Ventureneer.com provides non profit and small business advice as well as entrepreuneurial and non profit training through a new approach to learning: a blend of traditional, formal instruction with informal, peer learning that takes advantage of Web 2.0 technology to capture and share knowledge. Ventureneer's customized blogs, virtual classes, peer-to-peer learning, coaching, web events and articles help entrepreneurs make faster, better decisions f
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