Walking at Dawn

Walking at Dawn

Every morning my dog, Sita, and I take a long walk. It’s a special time for deep thoughts. There are many benefits I squeeze from our sunrise stroll. It gives
A Place for Everyone

A Place for Everyone

I love that little guy in the picture above with his goggles on. A dog who has a job to do is a happy dog. The article says that the
Companionship

Companionship

That’s me with my dog, Leary, when I was 20. Leary lived with me in a one-room apartment above Iris’ Yarn Shop in Bloomington, Indiana, while I earned my undergraduate
The Miraculous

The Miraculous

Every summer I wait for the lightning bugs. They have arrived in DC. When I was a kid I loved them so much, their brightly glowing lower abdomens filling the
Soulful Moments

Soulful Moments

If we are fortunate, we “develop the imaginary resources to go through life and find the soulful moments,” as my close friend Kelly said so eloquently during one of our

VT Invite to Innovation Panel June 9, 3 PM ET

VT Invite to Innovation Panel June 9, 3 PM ET

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.
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,

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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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