A Wise Man Once Said

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Sometimes when things get to be a little too much and I need a break, I take out one of my favorite desk books – The World According to Mister Rogers, Important Things to Remember. Growing up I spent many mornings with Mr. Rogers and his comfortable shoes. As I have gotten older I truly realize what a remarkable and wise …

Don’t Neglect the Follow Up!

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You’ve just spent two hours at a networking event and you’re finally home. You’re ready to take your shoes off and sink into your DVR’d shows. WAIT – the networking event was just the beginning! We’re all guilty at times. We exchange business cards and then keep the stack on our desk for a few days and then they find …

Taking a Leap of Faith

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My best friend and roommate in college recently returned from a three-month trip to Guatemala. After graduating with a degree in landscape architecture Lance decided he wanted to learn Spanish. He applied to a school in Guatemala that would provide three months of Spanish training, shelter, and two meals a day. After putting his career on hold and saying goodbye …

What Do People Think When You Walk in the Room?

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I enjoy arriving to meetings early. This isn’t just because I am extremely punctual, I also love to people watch. (You do too, don’t you? It’s okay, I won’t tell!) I often find myself wondering what people think when they are people watching me. I will be honest, some days I shouldn’t receive a glowing review. You cannot be “on” …

4 Things I’ve Come to Know

Ashley Pero Stories

“Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.” –Margaret Wheatley As my time as a staff member at Nonprofit Leadership Center comes to a close, I wanted to reflect on a few things I’ve come to know in my time here. These lessons, as I will call them, are not job …