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Entries in Leadership (6)

Friday
Jan262018

It's the moment for your business to lead

Do you have the courage to be a hero in your community?

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Monday
Jan152018

Rules or guidelines?

Are there rules in your organization that are actually undermining the experience of your brand? Take a look at the impact of following rules vs. using good judgment.

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Tuesday
Dec122017

Lead Us, Please. How to educate us, build a community of supporters, and combat #fakenews.

Chaos, turmoil and divisiveness. For many, these words describe the state of political and cultural affairs in the U.S. right now. Politics aside, how are you taking advantage of this situation? While some people may be in a constant state of fretting, some blissfully ignoring reality, and still others satisfied with the new reality, a group of visionary organizations is stepping into the void as leaders. And that’s where you want to be, too.

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Thursday
Oct052017

How to make your organization more attractive to your next CEO

Find out the four areas of your nonprofit organization to focus on to prepare for your next CEO and leave your legacy.

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Monday
Jul242017

Sabotage at the Crossroad

Driving down the street the other day, I burned rubber, squealing my breaks, to stop short in an intersection even though I had a green light. 


The reason? 

To avoid hitting a man on a bicycle who sped through his red light without looking for oncoming traffic. 

What made the situation bizarre is that he was wearing a paper mask to filter out air pollution.

So he took a preventive measure (paper mask) to protect himself from something he cannot control (air pollution) yet failed to take a step guaranteed not to cause him injury (stopping at the red light) over which he had complete control.

Taking preventive action — in other words taking steps in the present to prevent something in the future — is generally a wise move, assuming it’s a good option. But when we undermine that action with sabotaging behavior, we’re at net zero.

Do you see this pattern anywhere in your life?