6 questions leaders must answer

Much is written about how to use questions to lead; about how leaders need to be asking the right questions of those they lead. However, one key aspect of leadership, is answering questions for the people that you are leading. In one of my favorite organizational health books, The Advantage, my favorite organizational health / business author, … Continue reading 6 questions leaders must answer

quotes from a young man that is changing the world

Good morning, Sunday, I finished an excellent book by Adam Braun entitled The Promise of a Pencil. Other than a few places where he uses some less than best language, the book is excellent. He has several quotes through the book I want to highlight for you. They are not new - many are rooted … Continue reading quotes from a young man that is changing the world

they are “for purpose” organizations, not nonprofit organizations

Good morning! One of the challenges with the term nonprofit (a legal tax designation) is that it communicates many things incorrectly and creates a certain stigma both within and without the organization. First of all "nonprofits" actually need to make a profit or they cease to exist, just like for-profits except it is usually a … Continue reading they are “for purpose” organizations, not nonprofit organizations

Forget Passion – Find a Problem

Good morning - a foggy and wet morning here with some snow on the way this afternoon. In a Harvard Business Review blog post Oliver Segovia, a young twentysomething businessman, talks about how his generation was raised to "follow their passion" to do what excited them and met their needs.  He then goes on to … Continue reading Forget Passion – Find a Problem