The Fishing Trip

The Fishing Trip

When I was 14 my father took me on a 2-week excursion into east Texas and Arkansas. We were living in Austin. One of our first stops was Davy Crockett
Repairs

Repairs

My wife and I were talking to our contractor about some house remodeling and my wife said casually, “Our house is falling apart.” “It is not!” I snapped back. Of
Spring Gardens

Spring Gardens

We had a very long spring here in Washington, DC. For those of us who garden that means a strong season for lettuce, spinach, and other plants that grow in
Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Today we in the USA express gratitude for those in military service who gave their lives for our country. “Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868,
Keeping a Steady Eye on the Light

Keeping a Steady Eye on the Light

If you’re a basketball fan, you have no doubt heard of Nav Bhatia by now, pictured above. If, like me, you are marginally interested in sports, here’s a story worth

The Best Change Initiatives Spread Organically

The Best Change Initiatives Spread Organically

I’ve had the opportunity to preside over ten large-scale change initiatives in complex decentralized organizations, some of which span the
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INVITE June 9th Innovation Panel. Register here. No charge. Associations must innovate, yet not every association takes it seriously. Innovation should
Collective Impact for Coalitions

Collective Impact for Coalitions

Much of my work involves helping organizations identify, enroll and lead coalitions – groups of organizations working together to tackle
starting a social movement

Starting a Social Movement

My work helps leaders succeed at Grand Challenges – big, bold goals that take on problems that have gone unsolved.
create a social movement

How to Create a Social Movement

When it comes to moving members, partners, and the public to action, nothing has the power of a social movement.

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Collective Impact for Coalitions

Much of my work involves helping organizations identify, enroll and lead coalitions – groups of organizations working together to tackle a systemic problem. One way ...
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Memorial Day

Today we in the USA express gratitude for those in military service who gave their lives for our country. “Three years after the Civil War ...
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Starting a Social Movement

My work helps leaders succeed at Grand Challenges – big, bold goals that take on problems that have gone unsolved. How do Grand Challenges solve ...
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Keeping a Steady Eye on the Light

If you’re a basketball fan, you have no doubt heard of Nav Bhatia by now, pictured above. If, like me, you are marginally interested in ...
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How to Create a Social Movement

When it comes to moving members, partners, and the public to action, nothing has the power of a social movement. Thousands put in a little ...
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Making the World a Better Place

When I go into the woods on retreat, it’s not all just kicking back and relaxing. I also go in to address the toughest challenges ...
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The Contribution of Associations Today

While at the World Bank, I worked on a project to build 120 global communities of practice. Through my work, I learned what it takes ...
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Keyser Run Trailhead

Around Mile Marker 20 on Skyline Drive is this small parking lot that opens to an old road no longer in use, except by park ...
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Building Your Relationship with Your Board

One of the most important relationships within an association is between the CEO and the Board. The Board’s role is to envision and develop strategy, ...
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Learning Hindi

Four times in the last 2 weeks I have initiated or responded to a conversation in Hindi. Admittedly, although I understood what I said and ...
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Experiential Self-transformation

One of my favorite books is The Developing Mind by Dan Siegel, the founder and leading thinker in interpersonal neurobiology. When Siegel talks about consciousness, ...
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The Garden

In the garden, in front of my house, I grow only two plants in significant quantities: cherry tomatoes and jalapeños. I grow the cherry tomatoes ...
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Web vs Parade

I’ve been reflecting on the myriad change projects I’ve been involved with, those dealing with internal transformation and those with external outcomes. During my reflection, ...
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Fire Circle

That’s me on the right last Saturday night. I was west of Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia, beautiful country, with three friends. Fire circles ...
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The Interaction Field

I want to share an exciting new model I’ve discovered in a book titled The Interaction Field, written by Erich Joachimsthaler. The core concept is ...
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