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By B.J. Rogers This month we’re swapping out our blog with a vlog (a video blog). . .which is, if possible, an even worse word than blog. Alas, we digress. Enjoy this bit on the foundations of Adaptive Leadership. We’ve included a bonus glossary below – sort of a “bullet-blog,” if you will. Adaptive Leadership […]

By B.J. Rogers When a messy problem confronts us – our organization, field, community, or world – one of the most common responses is to look for a hero to save the day. Just shy of flashing the Bat Signal in the sky, we often turn to so-called (and sometimes self-proclaimed) experts, to consultants, or […]

by B.J. Rogers Just when you think you’re all on the same page. . . Best I can tell, there are few conflicts or challenges that don’t or didn’t originate by way of miscommunication, unclear communication, or a plain old lack of communication. Once we reach conflict, communication often gets harder – and all the […]

By: B.J. Rogers Apparently, a lot of people are all worked up about feedback lately (as evidenced by this article from Fast Company. . .and this article from the Harvard Business Review . . .and this article – which is actually about the previous article – from the Australian website Business Insider by way of […]

by Myles Chadwick and Marianne Lynch Over the years, we’ve dedicated quite a bit of our time and energy into fine-tuning a system that enables our clinics to increase the volume of surgeries they can do and clients they can see, while always keeping the safety of the patient as the number one concern above […]

by B.J. Rogers Workplace culture, healthy culture, toxic culture. . .blah, blah, blah. There are books, blogs, conferences, and podcasts all about culture. When a term or concept so completely infiltrates the zeitgeist, it can be easy to tune out. And the spirit of the times – in the workplace anyway – is all about […]

by B.J. Rogers Leadership in animal welfare (or anywhere) can be a risky proposition. It’s also powerfully fulfilling and in high demand. To stay “in it” and make an impact, it’s critical that we collect tools to keep ourselves clear-headed and healthy. Though “self-care” sometimes sparks eye-rolls, it doesn’t just mean indulgent investment in a […]

by B.J. Rogers The clock strikes twelve on December 31st and it’s resolution time. Gym memberships sell like crazy and everyone is quitting something (smoking, drinking, eating sweets). Whatever the goal – getting in shape, living healthier – the amazing thing about the start of a new year is what a powerful example it is […]

by B.J. Rogers Whether you’re brand new to supervising, or have been at it for years, no good manager can afford to be without essential tools to do their job well. That’s why we love sharing skills we think rise to the top – and that’ll make your life and the lives of your colleagues […]

by B.J. Rogers We’re leadership nerds at the Emancipet New School – always geeking out about new books, great TED Talks, and the most recent podcast a friend or colleague is keen on. Periodically, we love to share those with you, so. . .a few of our faves below! READ:When two of the things I’m most passionate […]

by B.J. Rogers See if this sounds familiar: Congratulations! You’ve never managed anyone before, nor had any formal training (or any informal training for that matter) in supervision or management. But. . .you’re REALLY great at your current job, so we’re promoting you to manager. . .a role in which you’ll supervise three staff (two […]

Just like humans, pets can strain muscles, have headaches, and even suffer from depression. But of course, they can’t tell us about any of these things. As owners, we should always pay close attention to our pets’ habits and behavior changes, and we can also be proactive in the way we approach their care, too. […]

Don’t worry though – change is good and we’re genuinely pumped about this one! Over the last several years, under the thoughtful leadership of Myles Chadwick, Emancipet New School has become a powerhouse of high-quality training for animal welfare professionals, veterinarians, volunteers, and board members alike. Now, as Myles shifts to a new role focused […]

by B.J. Rogers If you’re like most animal welfare, human service, and social change folks I know, there’s a good chance that what draws you to the work you do is rooted in a genuine desire to help. To make a difference. To leave the world better than you found it. It’s why I’ve so […]

by B.J. Rogers Mission, vision, values, culture. . . pick up a recent business book and there’s a good chance you’ll encounter one or all of these nebulous terms. The problem? Not only is there a lack of agreement about what words like these mean, but the terms themselves are highly conceptual; it’s not always […]