Next Level Leadership Blog


Openness Generously Turns The “Generation Gap” Into Our Best Opportunity


“Those who cannot change their minds, cannot change anything.” –George Bernard Shaw I grew up in the generation where you did what your parents told you to do. For example, ‘Wear appropriate attire when you go to the Courthouse with your dad; wear a coat to school; hold that job for at least a year’ […]

Conscious Awareness Expands Perspective


“Life won’t always be awesome, you’re your response can be.”  – Anonymous I find these days that leadership is a joyful experience, but it wasn’t always that way.  Take a moment right now to go back in time to situations in your leadership when you wished you responded differently.  As if you were watching a movie of […]

Transparency & Connectivity is Insurance in Leadership Change


“When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.” –Zig Ziglar Change in the executive leadership of a nonprofit organization is inevitable.  Since it will likely happen a number of times in the life of any organization, the question isn’t whether it will happen.  […]

‘Letting Go’ Shares Power to Make the Impossible Possible


“When you let go, you create space for something better.”   -Unknown  In a recent conversation, a nonprofit CEO told me about a member of her senior team who has terrific potential.  “But,” she said, “this leader ‘knows everything.’  “The ideas have to be hers, and she has to be in control.  I’ve had many conversations […]

Priming Makes Decisions & Change Much Easier


“If you believe you can accomplish everything by “cramming” at the eleventh hour, by all means, don’t lift a finger now. But you may think twice about beginning to build your ark once it has already started raining” ― Max Brooks, The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead Change is!!!  Sometimes it […]