Celebrate Your Uniqueness

Celebrate Your Uniqueness

I am spending the weekend in Austin, Texas, my childhood home. Saturday I attended Eeyore’s Birthday Party, an eccentric gathering of Austin’s weird at Pease Park. I used to attend
This Moment Counts

This Moment Counts

There is so much to do! So many cool things are going on! So many possibilities exist. Yet each is built upon this moment. Some say, this moment is all
Parallel Universe

Parallel Universe

I loved math in college. I could definitely have finished my graduate studies and become a math teacher – I think it’s still in me today. Sometimes I fantasize about
Our Interconnected World

Our Interconnected World

I am at Bennington College in Vermont, a potential location for my son’s academic home. Together we sat in on student presentations and one was from a class entitled, Entangled
Nothing Like a Walk in the Woods

Nothing Like a Walk in the Woods

Going for a stroll in the wilderness earlier this week, with my son and dog, and an insight clearly emerged: The leaders I have been working with for the last

Seth Kahan keynote: Next Gen Government Summit

What can the adoption of a young Indian girl teach us about innovation? It has to do with identity, communication

Seth Kahan’s Opening Remarks – 2015 Grand Challenge Summit

This excerpt from the inaugural Grand Challenge Summit held for association executives, volunteer leaders, and staff rising stars was held

Future Trends and HR

The global mindset, Internet of Things, pay equity for women, cultural diversity as a core asset, emerging nations coming online,

Seth Kahan interviews Robert Nelson

Robert Nelson was CEO of the National Coffee Association for 18 years. He has unique experience designing and running Grand

Seth Kahan interviews Chris McEntee

Chris McEntee, the American Geophysical Union’s CEO and executive director, talks with me about the Thriving Earth Exchange, which is

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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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Dreams, Courage, and Laughter

It’s easy to get caught up in all the details of life, to become so focused on the tasks at hand that you forget to ...
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Cutting Through Other People’s Information Overload

Before you can influence people, you need to get their attention. If you are leading a change initiative, one of your biggest challenges is the ...
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7 Key Activities for Getting Innovation Right

Leaders have great ideas all the time. They are knowledgeable and regularly have insights into their customers’ predicaments. They are great at spotting areas for ...
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What Secrets Do You Carry in Your Bag?

Everyone has a bag of tricks, special talents and ideas you draw on when you’re up against the wall or need a little something extra ...
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10 Tips for Creating Customer Value and Financial Growth

1. Always be prepared to close down activity in favor of more lucrative customer-centric programs. 2. Create a framework to evaluate all your activities that ...
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Achieving a New Level of Performance in a Complex World

The adoption of our daughter, Ruchi, introduced a new order of complexity into our household. Put aside for the time being all of the chaos ...
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What is Your Moonshot?

A moon shot is a bold vision that unites a people, making possible extraordinary action and achievement. To enroll stakeholders far and wide you need ...
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Your Time Has Come!

It’s 2013 and your time has come! Explore Your Place in the World. Own Your Space. Set Your Pace. Liberate your Leadership. Explore your place ...
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This Magic Moment

Today is the last day of the year and tomorrow is the first. We are truly on the cusp of a new annum. While many ...
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The Water of Life

The Fountain of Youth is a legendary spring that restores the vitality of anyone who drinks of its waters. I don’t know of anything that ...
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Ensuring Your Innovation Efforts Succeed

Innovation is about success. It is not innovation if you come up with something new, pour in your effort and are only marginally better off ...
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Cultivate Your Chi

Chi (pronounced chee) is a Chinese term for universal energy, the energy that permeates everything and surrounds us, the active principle of every living thing, ...
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Learn to Turn Turmoil to Advantage

Turning turmoil to advantage is a key move when it comes to exploiting change. By mastering this maneuver, you set yourself up for a higher ...
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Global Leadership Survey: Associations & the Private Sector

The international survey of CEOs on Leading Growth has been completed and the results are in. We had 84 CEOs around the world participate including ...
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