Family

Family

Every June my mother’s family has a reunion in Little Washington, Va. Usually, we have around 100, but this year was half that. The coronavirus has taken a large toll.
The Fishing Trip

The Fishing Trip

When I was 14 my father took me on a 2-week excursion into east Texas and Arkansas. We were living in Austin. One of our first stops was Davy Crockett
Repairs

Repairs

My wife and I were talking to our contractor about some house remodeling and my wife said casually, “Our house is falling apart.” “It is not!” I snapped back. Of
Spring Gardens

Spring Gardens

We had a very long spring here in Washington, DC. For those of us who garden that means a strong season for lettuce, spinach, and other plants that grow in
Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Today we in the USA express gratitude for those in military service who gave their lives for our country. “Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868,

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
Invite to Free Workshop on Association Differentiation

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

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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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Flagship Event Experiences

Before March 2020, events, meetings, and conferences were face-to-face whenever and wherever possible. The COVID-19 pandemic forced us into a virtual world. Many of us ...
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Beautiful Music

I love music, but I don’t play. However, I am extremely fortunate to have married a true artist who writes, composes, and produces beautiful music: ...
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New Class on Resilience – Coming Soon

Later this month I will announce a class, carrying CAE credit, which will teach individual, team, and organizational resilience. This is specifically to help association ...
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Hindi

I have been looking for a new brain stretch. I have wanted to learn something that takes me in new directions, requires new kinds of ...
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OmniChannel Events

Associations were experts in bringing people together face-to-face to create value. Shelter-in-place orders, brought about by the pandemic, forced us into virtual meetings. Associations did ...
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