Visionary Talk

Delivered every Thursday, Visionary Talk is Seth’s video blog, in which he shares strategies, events, and items of interest relating to visionary association leaders.

Grand Challenges Ahead

Grand Challenges Ahead

I’ve worked with some of the most esteemed organizations globally, helping to address their strategy and innovation issues. Increasingly my ...
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5 Kinds of Growth: #1 Getting a Bigger Buy

Getting a bigger buy is one of the most lucrative and low labor intensity ways to increase profitability. On this ...
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5 Kinds of Growth

No matter what kind of organization you are, growth is a goal. It could be profitable, sustainable growth that occupies ...
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Intentionally Engaging with Problems

Obstacles, logjams and roadblocks point the way to what needs to be done next. Yes, it’s true: your biggest problems ...
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What does an Executive Adviser Do?

In this 2 minute video I explain my work as an executive adviser. Since 1996 I have been relied upon ...
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3 Kinds of Associations

Associations that focus primarily on creating transactional member value are actually practicing the old mindset, trying to save their organizations ...
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Commanding Attention

Sometimes you have to violate your own norms to get people’s attention. Here’s a story of a time I did ...
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Seth Kahan interviews John Sydnor on Venture Acceleration

John Sydnor is an expert in venture acceleration with a broad and deep background in technology, financial services, and venture ...
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Association Strategy

There are three important ways that associations are different from private sector organizations. These need to be taken into consideration ...
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