Are You a Trusted Advisor?

Colleague Kay Keenan and I were having coffee this week, remembering times when we have spoken truth to power. Many people are advisors - consultants and coaches like Kay and myself, Interim Executive Directors, parents, teachers, co-workers. We are all in a position...

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Let’s Cheat a Little More

Traveling from Wilmington to NYC is a great time to catch up on reading, and I used it to absorb an interesting mix of articles. Two apparently very different articles stood out as having a lot to say about the same thing: leadership and diversity. Does Diversity Harm...

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Why Use a Facilitator?

Board retreats, all-staff meetings, strategic planning, community convening - any time people get together to accomplish a goal, it’s important that the work gets done.   But getting the work of the meeting done doesn’t mean that the results of the meeting will get...

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How to Create a Culture of Board Education

It’s easy to dive into pressing board business immediately after bringing the meeting to order. Urgent matters float to the top of every agenda. But there’s a difference between urgent and important.  And the important stuff isn’t addressed until it becomes urgent....

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