personal satisfaction

My next book, Visionary Leadership: How Association Leaders Embrace Disruption in the 21st Century, becomes available in hard copy June 7th.

It’s been a great pleasure not just to write it, but to design it. I love graphic design because (a) it adds a dimension to the content, and (b) it’s an art. That’s one reason I decided to self-publish this time.

Building Beehives: A Handbook for Creating Communities that Generate Returns, my first book, was custom designed graphically. It was a ton of fun!

Is there a particular activity from which you derive personal satisfaction? How might you bring it to bear in the week ahead?

If you would like a free pdf of Visionary Leadership, drop me a line at If you’d rather purchase the physical book, you can buy it now at

Inside the book you will find:

  • Case studies on Visionary Leaders like Susan Neely from her time with the American Beverage Association (now at The American Council of Life Insurers)
  • Resources to help you assess and improve organizational leadership in three categories:
    1. Personal Power
    2. Association Leadership
    3. Market Acumen
  • A chapter on real-time strategy – much different than the periodic assessments most organizations engage in
  • And a chapter on Grand challenges – a way to demonstrate relevance to the outside world while making a positive impact.

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”

Maya Angelou