Archive: December 2016


  • December 29, 2016

The CEO Mindset – 2 Traits

What really makes for a leadership mindset? Here are two views into the elusive chief executive’s mental game.

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  • December 26, 2016

This is the Week for Renewal

Welcome to the week between Christmas and New Year’s, one of my favorite spans of time. Things tend to slow a bit now as many people take vacations and activity …

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  • December 22, 2016

Seth Kahan on Association Strategy

Watch this video to learn about my new online training course, Getting Association Strategy Right. The Beta test for the course begins in January. Contact me if you would like …

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  • December 19, 2016

Life Artistry

My son, Gabe, is home from college. Yesterday while sitting in our dining room downing a quart or so of ice cream he said to me, “We have always been …

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  • December 15, 2016

Affiliation and engagement for Associations

I have served the last 18 mo or so on the American Geophysical Union ‘s task force on Affiliation and Engagement. This is an important issue for associations serving rapidly …

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  • December 12, 2016

Evidence anyone?

Evidence-based everything is all the rage. What does it mean? It means taking into consideration the results of the best research we have to inform decisions and behavior. Evidence-based Practice …

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  • December 8, 2016

Innovation that Systematically Produces Increases in Performance

Here I explain the kind of innovation that helps you systematically jump the curve to a new level of performance. It includes these topics: identifying and leveraging inflection points, building …

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  • December 5, 2016

Carpe Annum 2017!

Friday I held a special event for the CEOs and visionary leaders within my professional community in Washington, DC. It was an extraordinary affair, though it was not the pomp …

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  • December 1, 2016

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS: adapting to remain relevant in a digital age

Check out RACHEL BRAZIL’s article, PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS: Adapting to remain relevant in a digital age.   In a world where technology and social media allow individuals to gather information and network …

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  • December 1, 2016

Strategy – Creating the Escape Velocity that will Reach a New Level of Performance 3 months ago

In this short talk on strategy I cover the three benefits of an effective strategy: Growth, Relevance and Leadership. I also lay out the 7 elements required to develop a …

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