Should my organization hire a Super-Temp? Jason Peetsma talks with Jane Garthson

I asked Jason Peetsma, Managing Director at Odgers Berndtson – Executive Interim Division, how boards of nonprofits could best use interim executives during executive transitions or leaves of a senior staff person. Jason turned out to be an amazing storyteller, able to inform any organization facing an executive gap about another group who faced a … Read more

Can strategies succeed without aligned values?

Discouraged about developing strategies that achieve desired outcomes? I have found that when people tell me their last strategic plan failed, and the plan itself doesn’t look bad (so many do!), there were two main reasons: The plan was developed by a tiny group of leaders with little input from staff and often none (or … Read more

Curiosity and Innovation

I often hear people claim they want an innovative culture in their organizations. But in order to be innovative, we must have a tendency to ask and learn about things by asking questions, investigating, or exploring – the very definition of curiosity! I had the good fortune to hear Charles Fishman speak recently about his … Read more