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Strategic Planning Is Leading – Part I

09/26/2017

Denice R. Hinden, PhD, PCC “We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.”  — Rejecting the Beatles, Decca Recording Co. 1962 Over 16 years, some of the common reasons we’ve heard that explain why an association created a strategic plan but didn’t implement it are, “the environment changed in ways […]

Praise Fuels Aspirations & Trust

09/13/2017

“I praise loudly. I blame softly.”  –Catherine the Great A few years ago, when I arrived for the first time at the offices of a new client, the two reception staff gave me a very warm welcome.  They knew my name, they knew I was expected, they had a name badge ready for me and […]

Checking Conclusions Sparks Hope & Hope Sparks Opportunity

08/23/2017

“A secret to happiness is letting every situation be what it is instead of what you think it should be, and then making the best of it.”— www.mindsetofgreatness.com  The executive director of a reputable, high performing nonprofit organization lamented that board members should be more actively involved and they needed a more effective engagement strategy.  […]

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

08/09/2017

“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

07/12/2017

“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 […]

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