Re-Creation

Even though I just had a vacation in July, here I am taking a few more days off. The good kind--where I will have zero access to both email and cell phone. I am riding my bicycle from Pittsburgh, PA  to my home in G ...

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Bad Apples

The "problem" person. The "bad apple." I hear this all the time in organizations. "What do we do about that one person who is causing trouble for everyone else? The response is typically one of t ...

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Change Enforcement

There’s an article in the last issue of Association Management about curing “change-o-phobia.” I’ve seen lots of articles like this, all hailing from the land of “change management.” They all have decent things to say, l ...

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Big Shoes to Fill

At the ASAE and the Center Annual Meeting last month, I went to a session about surviving the first 100 days as a new CEO. One of the dynamics the presenters described was the challenge of taking over from a “legend” CEO ...

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Management Style

I have been arguing for years that managing human dynamics in organizations is critical to bottom line success, so I was pleased to see an article in September’s Fast Company that cited some research that substantiates t ...

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Off-Sites

The September Fast Company has a brief article about off-site retreats. They asked meeting planners who organize retreats for big corporate clients about the secrets to success. The number one answer? Articulate your goa ...

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Enough Robust

After attending the ASAE and The Center Annual Meeting in Nashville (which, like most people, I liked a lot), I have an important declaration: the use of the word, "robust" in business is now, in my opinion, of ...

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ASAE Annual Meeting

I leave tomorrow for Nashville, Tennessee to attend the ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership Annual Meeting, and I just realized that I have not mentioned that I am an author on the official blog for the annu ...

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