While we never cease evolving, innovating, or responding to the environment we are in, knowing that we are living through a rather thrilling time of abundance, as Peter Diamandis has labelled it, can help us to decide what lens we are going to look through. We have been through a lot the last fifteen months, … Continue reading Tickets for The Ride of Our Careers!
Association CEO searches are changing, even mid-search, as Boards’ expectations shift. Candidates must prepare differently to be successful during and post-COVID. We hope this article will provide insights to help candidates look through new lenses & navigate their search successfully. Read More for tips on: CEO Search in the Time of COVID:
Back when I lived in another place & time, otherwise known as pre-COVID 19, I shared some insights with CEOs from across the country in a keynote, during a time when we could gather in person. The message journeyed through an unusual kaleidoscope of what was before us in the future, much of which was … Continue reading Hope & Learnings For Now From Another Place & Time
I was recently asked to create a workshop around this topic, and as I began to do so, my first thoughts were…..Wow – that comes with a lot of loaded questions.Why would we distinguish being a woman leader from being a leader? Should we? Shouldn’t we? Should we tailor education and training opportunities for women leaders … Continue reading Being an Extraordinary Woman Leader
Leaders must learn the difference between confidence and arrogance – when leading, when attempting to rise within their organizations and companies, when interviewing for positions, and when attempting to become an influencer. Let’s take the example of engaging with your boss and determining whether you want to influence, convince, or discourage the leader. Influencing means … Continue reading Be Astute as You Navigate
When researching for a keynote on the workforce crisis, I came across troubling statistic after troubling statistic. The most worrisome has to do with intentionality around developing people and therefore transferring not just knowledge but nuances, judgment calls, behavioral impacts, and the leadership expertise necessary to influence and rally to a cause. Effective leadership is … Continue reading The Knowledge Transfer Gulf
You’re excited. You’ve finally read that CEO profile that sounds just like you. This is the one that you’re going to go after and nail through every step of the search process. You start authoring a unique cover letter, creating a standout resume that will leap from the desk into the recruiter’s top 3 candidates, … Continue reading CEO Search Questions: Red Flags Not to Ignore
We had a FABULOUS strategic visioning retreat. The research we conducted was future reaching. The input the staff provided on organizational capacity was inspiring. The right facilitator was hired and had tremendous chemistry with our leaders. The Board was on fire with innovation and creating long-term sustainability. The initial storyline was constructed that would allow … Continue reading If Your Leadership is a Mess, Your Strategy Won’t Matter
In the association and non-profit worlds, the titles of the leader continue to vary: CEO, President, President & CEO, Chief Staff Officer, Executive Director, Executive Director & CEO, Executive Vice President, occasionally COO, and so on. To mirror the corporate world, which also helps tell the story of who is in charge, and to differentiate … Continue reading Chief Partner Officer
“I’m stuck.” “I’m not in an environment where I can be creative.” “I’m not provided with the resources to develop professionally.” “I’m unaware of my options.” “I just don’t have what it takes.” “I don’t know how to take the next step.” Are you earning a paycheck, or are you in an environment that allows … Continue reading Is Your Career by Default or Design?