Archive: November 2015


  • November 30, 2015

The Magic 3 of Leadership Development

There are three activities that make the difference for those leaders who consistently rise to the top when it comes to career, salary, and impact.  The Magic 3 are Transformative …

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  • November 23, 2015

Creating Miracles

Thanksgiving is coming up here in the USA – a time where we reflect on what we appreciate about life. When most people think of miracles, they think of a …

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  • November 21, 2015

10 Elements for Successful Grand Challenges

Chris Economos did groundbreaking research in 2001 to learn what it took for a successful national movement. I am applying what she learned to help my leaders turn the world’s …

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  • November 16, 2015

Priming

When you prime, you are getting ready for another activity. The verb takes its name from a biochemical process in which you use a material to get ready for a …

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  • November 9, 2015

Extraordinary and Unusual Behavior

Take a look at your role models – the people who live their lives in very special ways. They all have quirky things they do that make them both extraordinary …

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  • November 6, 2015

Strategic Partners

Strategic partnerships can make it possible for associations to do so much more than would otherwise be able to achieve on their own limited resources. Dream big and rely on …

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  • November 2, 2015

Nurses: America’s Healers

Teachers often talk about the teachable moment: an unplanned opportunity when a student is   particularly open and responsive to a new idea. Thanks to the immediacy and ubiquity of social …

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  • November 2, 2015

Barbara Byrd Keenan, Grand Challenger

“The world’s biggest problems are the world’s biggest business opportunities.” – Peter Diamandis In 2013, I worked with Barbara Byrd Keenan while she was CEO of the Institute of Food …

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  • November 2, 2015

Social Media for National Movement

Social media is #Backlash Central. That can work in your favor if you prepare for both opportunities and attacks. I recently hosted a meeting of associations engaged in Grand Challenges …

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  • November 2, 2015

Noble Purpose and Grand Challenges

Lisa McLeod is the thought leader on Noble Purpose. She has hands-on experience working with companies that include Google, Apple, Kimberly-Clark, Pfizer, Roche, Hootsuite and many others. Her most recent …

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