Seven Strategy Questions: Nonprofit Edition

Seven Strategy Questions by Harvard b-school professor Robert Simons is a good guide to keeping boards of directors focused on strategy and planning. This is critical because the primary value a board provides is strategic direction.

His book is understandably focused on the for-profit corporate world, so I thought it would be useful to pose his seven questions and provide my […]

The Importance of Staying Grounded

When you’ve chosen impact-driven goals, where your actions pursue profit but are not driven by them, and where risk of failure is incredibly high—it might be easy to feel a sense of self-righteousness about the cause you are addressing, the expertise you are developing, or the kinds of people you prefer to associate with.

This is a friendly note to say, […]

How To Get The Most from A Professional Business Organization

What is one tip for leaders and CEOs to get the most out of a professional business organization?
We asked the Y Scouts Leadership Community this question to get their best professional association tips.

Here is a collection of five tips on how to get the most from a professional business organization.

Select Your Professional Business Organization
It’s always an honor to be asked […]

Tips for Cross-Sector Collaborations

Hi everyone. If I seem smarter and more attractive in the past couple of weeks, it’s because I just came back from Harvard Business School. Well, technically, I was sent as part of Seattle’s delegation to the four-day Young American Leadership Program (YALP). But whatever, I feel smarter already; and since it is technically true, I am telling all my […]