Next Level Leadership Blog


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 […]

Disorienting Dilemmas Pull Us To New Levels of Understanding


“The path ahead is clear despite the chaos. It is always clear. The path is to do what we can to control our focus, responses and actions, so that we honor our values and serve as a positive light for others. In uncertainty you find grounding by living an intentional and kind life.” -Brendon Burchard Terror and […]

Strategic Planning Is Leading – Part 2


Denice R. Hinden, PhD, PCC “You can do what I cannot do. I can do what you cannot do. Together we can do great things.”  – Mother Teresa Lessons in leadership often come when you least expect them.   I helped a small growing nonprofit organization orchestrate a process to stand up an executive team.  Prior […]