Happy Interruptions

Happy Interruptions

My office is in my home. When my kids were younger they would often come tumbling in to interrupt me and ask me for help of some kind – help ...
Seize the Year: 2016!

Seize the Year: 2016!

The best time to start getting ready for the year ahead is before it arrives! And a great way to do it is to ask questions that can propel you ...
The Magic 3 of Leadership Development

The Magic 3 of Leadership Development

There are three activities that make the difference for those leaders who consistently rise to the top when it comes to career, salary, and impact. The Magic 3 are Transformative ...
Creating Miracles

Creating Miracles

Thanksgiving is coming up here in the USA – a time where we reflect on what we appreciate about life. When most people think of miracles, they think of a ...
Priming

Priming

When you prime, you are getting ready for another activity. The verb takes its name from a biochemical process in which you use a material to get ready for a ...

Seth Kahan and Lisa McLeod

Lisa McLeod, bestselling author of Selling with Noble Purpose, discusses organizational performance, grand challenges, her next book and leadership ...

Grand Challenges

What is a Grand Challenge and why is it such a powerful tool for associations? This video explores the basic ...

Knowledge Business Engine

This video covers the basics of the Knowledge Business Engine, the core revenue and value generator of successful associations that ...

Seth Kahan on Association Evolution

I lay out the three stages of evolution of an association and share a little on why Grand Challenges grow ...

Kodak and the World Bank stand as examples.

Excerpted from my Feb 10 presentation for business leaders in Washington DC ...

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Get Your Edge On

At the beginning of every week there is an opportunity to set goals for the days ahead and the chance to raise the bar on ...
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Build & Maintain Your Edge

Here are three activities that always yield benefits when it comes to staying ahead of the game: 1. Deepen your understanding of current circumstances. Investigate ...
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Global Giving

Every day this year I am going to give $10 to a different cause, using the GlobalGiving.org website. It’s a self-led journey of transformation I ...
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Take a Lesson from Nature

A good friend once suggested that I take my problems to the oldest teacher alive: nature. He told me to frame my most pressing question, ...
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Hurray for Creative Deviants

Creative deviants are people who come up with inventive ways to circumvent the norm. In my work it is not unusual to find people operating ...
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The 13 Viewpoints of WorkLifeSuccess

Leaders require a customized approach to self-care. Their capacity and ability has immediate and profound consequences for the quality of leadership they provide. If you ...
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Get Curious & Share What You Learn!

Last October I decided to learn more the future of association leadership. Why? Because associations provide a microcosm of the US economy. If you group ...
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Bold Moves, Small Risks, Big Payoffs

Doug Culkin, CEO of the National Apartment Association, developed an innovative idea he called, Grow the Show. The NAA is making an open offer to ...
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Drive and Desire:The Greatest Resource

Life is chock full of examples of people who did extraordinary things with little or no money, or at the end of their lives when ...
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Chances are It’s Easier than You Think

It’s easy to get caught up in the complexity of it all. After all, everything is connected to everything else. There are so many results ...
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Be Unreasonable Today

People who accomplish great things are unreasonable. They go beyond what is expected, even against it. There will always be those who tell you your ...
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Kent State University Webinar Thursday on Getting Innovation Right

Did you know that my new puppy, Sita, made the front page of the blog of the International Bridge Tunnel & Turnpike Association? While this ...
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Pursue Big Goals, Relish Small Moments

I have a dream to help leaders create the future. I believe we influence our world much more than we generally acknowledge. The visions we ...
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Don’t Hold Back on Your Dreams

I once went into the Adirondack wilderness for 10 days to find peace and quiet, contemplate life’s great mysteries, and make peace with life. I ...
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Leadership: 4 Steps that Improve Performance in Partnerships

Seth is a motivational speaker and keynote speaker. He uses storytelling and communication exercises to help build strong business communities and ignite positive organizational change ...
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