Many thanks to colleagues who suggested I post this explanation.
Are you robbing people of reaching their highest potential by using words that reduce their energy, creativity, curiousity and enthusiasm? Are you reducing their chances for finding and implementing the best possible solutions to their challenges? I’ve banned three such words from my vocabulary, and there are some others I’m working on but still slip … Read more
From childhood, we hear the word risk only as a negative – it’s risky to cross the street, talk to strangers or ski into trees. As adults and organizational leaders, we hear lawyers, insurance brokers and accountants speak of minimizing and mitigating against risk. Risk is BAD. Yet in our personal lives, we often ignore … Read more
I had the good fortune to interview Jack over a lovely lunch recently. Jack Shand (http://www.portagegroup.com/our-team/) has been a leader in executive recruitment for Canada’s association sector since 1996. Before that, he was President and CEO of the Canadian Society of Association Executives for ten years. As I usually do, I asked Jack to work … Read more
I had the good fortune to interview Susan Detwiler, a delightful woman who has been successful as the Interim Executive Director of three very different US nonprofits, after five years as a full-time executive director. She’s run a religious school, a bird rescue group and an arts education group, and she’s sharing with us her … Read more