Consistent Performance Is Key
I was blessed to have watched both of my late parents at work. My father was a supervisor of several hundred postal service workers in Charleston, W.Va. His common sense and fairness to others was amazing. I was told he could dress you up and down without you even realizing it. He was goal oriented but also knew how to work with individuals to make an organization function smoothly.
My mother worked during an era when women stayed home. She was a director of workmen's compensation for the state of West Virginia. She managed a staff during the day, and managed four children and a husband at night. My blessed parents were management role models. Without directly discussing the subject with me, they taught me how to manage others.
In summary, I arrive to work each day ready to give a consistent performance. Think about your work performance, and strive to give it your best each day. You will drive home with a good feeling knowing you gave it your best and, trust me, others will notice.
Duke has extensive experience as a nonprofit practitioner, author, lecturer and consultant. He has been a contributing author to NonProfit PRO for the last 11 years. He has been a long-standing member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals where he was previously named the AFP Indiana Chapter Fundraising Executive of the Year and has held the CFRE designation for many years.
He received his doctorate degree from West Virginia University with an emphasis in education administration, master's degree from Marshall University with an emphasis in public administration and a bachelor's degree from West Virginia University with an emphasis in marketing/management. He has also completed post graduate work at the University of Louisville.
He is currently executive director of development for The Salvation Army Indiana Division in Indianapolis, Indiana. Contact Duke at email@example.com or 317-224-1029.