Will You Say Yes?

SYI supports people to be Powerful, Positive, and Professional. These skills are foundational to effective leadership and support the development of emotional intelligence skills (or people skills).

Powerful: KNOW
You are comfortable owning your skills and strengths.
Positive: LIKE
You like your world and you look for what is right, what is working, and what is going well.
Professional: MODEL
You move through the world modeling respect, fairness, and consistency.

Join us at the SYI to get concrete skills, tips, tools, and strategies to be Powerful, Positive, and Professional!


Yearly Archives: 2010

Endless opportunities to give…

“A candle loses none of its light by lighting another candle.” Author: Unknown Amazing, isn’t it? We aren’t lessened by what we give, we are greater for it. Love, compassion, respect, patience… When we take care of ourselves, we never run out of these, yet so many ration these out […]


Nonprofit Managers/Supervisors: Expand Your EQ (Emotional Intelligence) Toolbox! Who? Whether you’ve been managing/supervising (people and/or programs) in the nonprofit world for 6 months or 16 years, it can be a challenge. People express feeling like they are doing the best they can, yet they’re not getting the results they want. […]

If you love it…

“Your chances of success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure that you derive from what you do.“ Michael Korda By all objective standards, he was good at his job. He was able to fulfill the job description without incident. He had been a solid, stable employee for the […]

If you wish…

“If you wish the world to become loving and compassionate, become loving and compassionate yourself. If you wish to diminish fear in the world, diminish your own. These are the gifts you can give.” Gary Zukav I recently had an interesting conversation with a mother that was very upset over […]

You are the sun…

“Concentrate all your thoughts on the task at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought in to focus.” Alexander Graham Bell How many of us live our lives feeling: Scattered? Rushed? Stretched? Distracted? Overextended? Unfocused? We are constantly “doing,” yet seem to get nothing done! This state of […]