Making the World a Better Place

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 I am facing, alone and
Keyser Run Trailhead

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 rangers. Just a ways down
Learning Hindi

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 I gleaned only a small
The Garden

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 so they face the street
Fire Circle

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 are almost as old as

The Contribution of Associations Today

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,
Building Your Relationship with Your Board

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
Experiential Self-transformation

Experiential Self-transformation

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

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
interaction field

The Interaction Field

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

To arrange an interview, contact Seth at (301) 229-2221 or email him at Seth@VisionaryLeadership.com.

Seth Kahan's Blog Posts

(All Categories)

The World We Share

None of us chooses the circumstances we are born into. War, famine, political struggle, peace, plenty, social progress. They are all determined by forces larger ...
Read More

Invite to Free Workshop on Association Differentiation

Recovery from the pandemic is beginning to jumpstart economies. Some sectors are already experiencing an influx of revenue due to newly passed legislation. An economic ...
Read More

Here Comes Spring

Two nights ago was our final frost…or at least it most probably was. Everybody in my neighborhood was out working in their garden. It was ...
Read More

CEO Workshop on Differentiation

I want to introduce you to Mark Levy, the cohost of my new podcast, Planet of the Associations. Mark is a differentiation expert who has ...
Read More

The Coffee Drinker

I wrote this poem many years ago after reading the Zen teacher, Shitou’s poem, The Grass Roof Hermitage. My apologies to Shitou. the coffee drinker ...
Read More

The 5 Stages of Crisis Recovery

Good news is on the horizon. We are now beginning to see the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. Soon we’ll be able ...
Read More

Sanctuary in Turbulence

You may know how much I love the blog, True Stories Well Told. A good friend, Sarah White, has been running it since 2010. It’s chock ...
Read More

Creating a Social Movement

Experts are predicting an economic rebound this summer. Many associations are reimagining what’s possible in the years ahead. How do you make sure that new ...
Read More

Language: Our Treasured Attribute

The oldest written languages we know are about 5,000 years old, Sumerian and Egyptian. Scientists speculate the oldest spoken languages are 50,000 – 300,000 years ...
Read More

New Vlog and Podcast!

I am partnering with Mark Levy to bring you a new video blog and podcast, Planet of the Associations! Mark is a differentiation expert and ...
Read More

Planet of the Associations

You may know my friend, Mark Levy, or you may not, but you are likely familiar with some of his accomplishments. For example, if you’ve ...
Read More

Youtopian

In my last few posts, I’ve discussed immersive environments and omnichannel experiences. Lisa Sebilia and DP Prakash of Youtopian, an innovation services company, have been ...
Read More

Reading Books to Learn

I love to read. Several years ago I decided to learn to read much faster so that I could take in more books. Of course, ...
Read More

Building Tomorrow Today

 “The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed.” – William Gibson, science fiction writer. During my time at the World Bank, ...
Read More

Down the Rabbit Hole

A dictionary defines going down the rabbit hole as a metaphor for something that transports someone into a surreal state or situation. That’s exactly what ...
Read More

Seth’s Twitter Feed

Click for the full Twitter Feed

Blog Categories