Be a Force for Your Future

Be a Force for Your Future

When CVS went tobacco free they were chided by Wall Street and the media. How they could be so stupid as to give up a multi-billion dollar revenue line? But
Lift Yourself as You Lift Others

Lift Yourself as You Lift Others

There are so many ways our world can use assistance, from energy to water to food to space exploration to the environment to mental health to… the list appears endless.
Go Forth & Visit!

Go Forth & Visit!

When I was working for Steve Denning at the World Bank, and we were kicking off Knowledge Management in the mid-90s, I remember reading a copy of The Fifth Discipline,
Seizing Opportunity

Seizing Opportunity

If you know what you want, you will experience those rare moments when life opens up and you suddenly have a clear shot at getting it. Of course, it’s mostly
Quiet Renewal

Quiet Renewal

My work takes me into some pretty incredible places, working with leaders who are all about creating amazing contributions for the world at large. But, sometimes, it is in my

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.

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

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Game Change!

Today I am writing about the game of business. I find it useful to define this game using four elements: 1. The value proposition, 2 ...
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Giving it All Away

Canada has eighty-one billionaires, but only one who has pledged to give it all away. On Saturday the Globe and Mail reported that Jeffrey Skoll, ...
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Memorial Day Poem

Standing clear in freedom’s waves I watch the children play And know beneath their feet Under time’s enduring beat Ten thousand hearts are buried. Through ...
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Is there a Visionary You’d Like to Thank?

On May 5th the US Navy christened and launched the USNS Cesar Chavez, naming the cargo ship after the civil rights leader and union activist ...
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How to Make Things go Better than You Planned

Make and execute a plan. Then leverage the serendipity that falls in your favor. Great achievers always have a plan. It’s common knowledge that there ...
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Making Mojo

Mojo is a personal ornament that either provides protection from evil, danger, and disease or conveys a blessing, as an aid to a particular challenge ...
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Building Psychological Strength

To succeed in a turbulent environment you need a robust psychology. This is where many fall short. They clutch when they could reach. When faced ...
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Build Response Speed into Customer Experience

One way to ensure that your enterprise is nimble and capable of reacting effectively is to intentionally develop the skills to respond quickly to customer ...
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Go to Your Dojo

In ordinary parlance, a dojo is a place where martial artists convene to work out, train, and hold contests. But, literally translated it is Japanese ...
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Value is the Holy Grail

The Holy Grail is a sacred object in religion and literature. It derives its power direct from the divine. In some traditions it is said ...
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4 Building Blocks for Innovation: Latent, More, Better, and New

Because there are always at least two parties involved, value always has at least two faces, one for each. The fact is that usually there ...
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Do the Impossible

I once attended a conference that included about 300 participants. Our emcee took us into the lobby and had us stand in a huge arc ...
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There’s Plenty New to Dream Up!

I meet people all the time who tell me nothing is original. They say, there is nothing new to write, nothing new to say, nothing ...
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Innovation & Value Creation

If business is a web of interrelated activities, value is at the center. Value is what customers pay for, members show up for, and investors ...
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Changing the Game

Rasmus Nyerup was designing a museum and at the same time admitting ignorance. It was not just his lack of knowledge he was lamenting, but ...
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