Executive Of Programs At Assets, A Non Profit Organization That Focuses On Transforming Communities Through Business Essay

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Jeff Leone Professor Jones Young Manager Assessment 12/1/16 Jonathan Coleman is the Director of Programs at Assets, a non-profit organization that focuses on transforming communities through business. I reached out to Jonathan as I have recently become interested in entrepreneurship and Assets vision is to make sure that aspiring entrepreneurs in the Lancaster area have access to funds, training classes, and general guidance while starting their business. Jonathan responded to my email within hours and was very open to talking with me. I expressed my interest in wanting to do the interview at his office, however he felt it would be easier for him to do it over the phone. While I was a little disappointed because I wanted to be able to get a feel for the office and general atmosphere, I understood he had a busy schedule. I had two phone calls with Jonathan; one where I gathered the bulk of my research, and a second a couple weeks after to fill in some gaps I had. Before the interview I knew that I would have to tailor the conversation to get out the information I needed from Jonathan. From past experiences with interviewing people, I found that interviewees can easily ramble and tell stories that may go off topic. Therefore, I carefully created questions that would produce responses that would help me assess Jonathan. With the exception of question one, I grouped my questions into two categories: Motivation and Leadership. Question one aimed to serve not

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