Next Level Leadership Blog


Thank You, Wishes and 20/20 Vision


Looking Back to 2010 It’s hard to believe that in two years it will be a new decade! Since time passes so quickly and the future becomes the present before we know it, we think 10-year visions are an essential tool for nonprofit leaders and your organizations. Visions are aspirations of meaningful change in a […]

Small Experiments Pack Potential for Innovative Results


“Some see things as they are and ask why.  Others dream things that never were and ask why not.”  – George Bernard Shaw Recently I challenged a team of leader managers from one department to think differently about how they make connections with other departments.  First, we connected with the organization’s mission, vision and core values.  […]

Managing Change IS Leadership


“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” — Socrates When I’m called in to help a leadership team think about change, I start with this conversation.  Do it with me as you read this.  Think for a minute about a time […]

Vision is the Garden Where Career Potential Grows


“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” –Rosalynn Carter I like to think of building a career in association leadership and management like tending to gardens, too.  Sometimes people consciously choose association work because they are committed […]

Rubber Band Agility is a Leader’s Stock in Trade


“No ‘person’ ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and they are not the same person.”    -Adapted from Heraclitus   “Double-Clicking” for Meaning I’m starting today’s blog with “Double-Clicking” on the term “nonprofit” because I was recently reminded in a global conversation that the term is still quite […]