Individual and Collective Agency

Individual and Collective Agency

Last night I tried to explain to my 17 year-old daughter why our country is in flames. She cried out at the injustice toward George Floyd. I watched as she ...
Fostering Inner Strength

Fostering Inner Strength

It’s easy enough to build our muscles through deliberate exercise. The same is true for our inner strength, though the means are different. Eugen Sandow is considered by many to ...
Journal Treasures

Journal Treasures

I keep a variety of notes on a daily basis. Every day I start with listing my most important goals for the day, the big ones. This is in addition ...
Ruchi's Favorite Cookies

Ruchi’s Favorite Cookies

Every so often I go on a baking frenzy. Once several years ago, I was making cookies from a recipe and made a few mistakes in the recipe. It resulted ...
Personal Best

Personal Best

The official definition of personal best is “the best time or score ever achieved by an athlete in a particular event.” Today I am thinking about giving my finest in ...

Coronavirus Playbook

In 2008 the American housing bubble burst, setting off a global financial crisis and recession. At the time, I was ...
Strategy during the Pandemic

Strategy during the Pandemic

Imagine that you’re the captain of a ship – your association – and it is your job to keep the ...
Insights for Leaders

Insights for Leaders

I’ve had many discussions, including interviews, zoom calls, and one-on-one conversations with CEOs and executives this week. I’m eager to ...
Pandemic Week 7 - So much to learn!

Pandemic Week 7 – So much to learn!

If ever there was a time to serve your members, it is now! I am gathering and sharing information and ...
INVITATION to Hackathon on Virtualizing Meetings

INVITATION to Hackathon on Virtualizing Meetings

Through my work with association executives, I’ve identified a theme. Associations must be preparing to not just get through the ...

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What can One Person Do?

A food bank is a non-profit that safely stores food to be delivered to local food distribution centers, where it reaches those in need. Feeding ...
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Leading through the Pandemic

A visionary leader is someone who aligns the well-being of society with that of their organization and their customers. When all three are aligned, you ...
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Why do we March?

What is a march? It occurs in military campaigns, musical compositions, protests, and parades. It means to advance inexorably. A march is not something that ...
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3 Lessons for Virtualizing Meetings

I’ve been designing and leading virtual meetings much longer than ZOOM has been around. My largest virtual meeting took place 20 years ago and included ...
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Announcing my first class, Leading During the Pandemic

These are tough times, but this is what associations are made for. This is our chance to step up and serve our members when they ...
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Mental Health

Health and economics. These two important topics have been all over the news. But, they don’t cover a shadow wave that is just as important: ...
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Everything is Different

Unprecedented is too tame a word for our circumstances. All across the world people are sheltering in place. Our collective lives have been disrupted and ...
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Pandemic Shelter-in-Place Week 3

I extend my heartfelt prayers and best wishes for you and your loved ones, for your health and your safety. Disruptions are massive. Our organizations ...
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Succeeding Under Stress

We are all doing our best to care for ourselves and our loved ones during great uncertainty. This crisis is hitting us on three fronts ...
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CovidLeadership.com

Unprecedented times call for unprecedented collaboration. I am committing, for the next 60 days, to help association leaders get through the COVID pandemic by providing ...
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Silver Linings

No one has ever been through what we are experiencing now. It’s normal to feel like you are on an emotional roller coaster or to ...
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INVITE: Responding to the Coronavirus – March 25

As the world works to deal with COVID-19, business leaders have special accountabilities, responsibilities and challenges. Disruption is hitting us on four fronts: personal health, ...
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INVITE: Responding to the Coronavirus – March 24

As the world works to deal with COVID-19, associations have special responsibilities and challenges. Despite the disruption to our personal health, social norms, business, and ...
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Meeting Triage – Factors to Consider when Delaying or Canceling a Meeting

While working at the World Bank, designing and facilitating hundreds of meetings, I developed a framework for what to consider when canceling or rescheduling a ...
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Self Care

Recent days have brought big changes here in the USA. Social distance is the word. Not only are people actively discouraged from gathering, but institutions ...
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