Self Care

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 and businesses are also taking ...
Loving Life!

Loving Life!

Cheers! My morning cup of coffee in one of my favorite mugs! Right now I am working on four Grand Challenges: big, bold goals that can make a powerful contribution ...
Dealing with Difficult People

Dealing with Difficult People

Close-up Of Red And Blue Figurine Paw Separated By Wooden Blocks On Desk Last week I led a session at the Department of Education as part of their program, Conversations ...
Trying New Things

Trying New Things

That’s a grasshopper taco above. I never had one before, but it was on the menu so I gave it a try. Turned out to be crunchy. Not particularly tasty, ...
Celebrating Today!

Celebrating Today!

So, my head is pointed, what else is new? That’s how I am sometimes… in the morning! I am raising a mug of coffee to you and the 1,000+ readers ...

Meeting Triage - Factors to Consider when Delaying or Canceling a Meeting

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 ...

COVID-19 Response Checklist for Associations

March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization announced the novel coronavirus is a pandemic. Disrupting the global supply chain and ...
Leading Change

Leading Change

Leading change is a core competency for today’s successful leader. There was a time when change was episodic; it would ...

3 Core Competencies of Visionary Leaders

There are three qualities that every visionary leader I work with has in common: Operational Excellence Strategic Foresight Calculated Bold ...
Creating Enterprise Wide Results

Creating Enterprise Wide Results

 What is the number one thing association CEOs wish their direct reports would do? Through my work with 100+ ...

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3 Core Competencies of Visionary Leaders

There are three qualities that every visionary leader I work with has in common: Operational Excellence Strategic Foresight Calculated Bold Risks Executives who possess these ...
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Visionary Leadership Academy

My Visionary Leadership Academy (VLA) was started on the recommendation of the American Geophysical Union’s Chris McEntee, a long time participant in my CEO workshops and ...
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Trying New Things

That’s a grasshopper taco above. I never had one before, but it was on the menu so I gave it a try. Turned out to ...
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Creating Enterprise Wide Results

 What is the number one thing association CEOs wish their direct reports would do? Through my work with 100+ CEOs, I’ve learned that the ...
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Celebrating Today!

So, my head is pointed, what else is new? That’s how I am sometimes… in the morning! I am raising a mug of coffee to ...
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Tying Knots

There are a number of hobbies I enjoy and knot tying is one. I practice this regularly, often carrying a small piece of paracord in ...
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Developing Your Senior Team

The senior team is the most critical in any organization. They can be the CEO’s most significant asset or greatest handicap. I’ve created a report ...
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Civil Discourse

It’s a challenging time right now, with politics making it difficult for people talk across views. Our organizations can play an exemplary role, modeling civil ...
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IMPACT How Association Leaders Change the World

I’m an advocate for associations and the impact they have on society. I believe every association, by virtue of experience and expertise, is in position ...
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Mondays

I started this newsletter because I love Monday mornings, and almost no one else does, or so it would seem. (write me if you like ...
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The Sweet Spot: Where to Aim Your Biggest Initiatives

Association leaders have the unique opportunity to enrich America and sometimes even the world by harnessing the expertise and experience of their members. I am ...
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Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr

I am old enough to remember Martin Luther King, Jr, as an active agent in the evolution of our country. Today is the US national ...
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Raising Your Executive Team’s Performance

There are two groups of people who are in a position to best amplify a CEOs’ leadership; or, if not working well together, can inhibit ...
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Your Best Thinking

When I am working on an important project I find time to process my thoughts indirectly. This means I engage in other activities that I ...
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Lessons Learned from Susan Neely’s leadership at ABA

I recently led an event featuring Susan Neely, CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers, and Jay Timmons, CEO of the National Association of ...
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