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“CEO Update” Talks Mergers in its July 2018 Issue

CEO Update has long been a go-to resource for association and nonprofit executives who seek data, insights and community. I'm honored to have recently been interviewed for William Ehart's outstanding piece in the July 13, 2018, issue of CEO Update, entitled "Urge to Merge: Lots of Reasons, Few Incentives for Associations to Combine." The article includes a thoughtful discussion of the many ways...
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Webinars, Seminars and Training Sessions

In addition to the consulting work I do with our clients, big and small, I often have the honor of sharing principles, lessons and best practices on key topics -- like culture change and governance -- with audiences assembled for the sole purpose of learning. If your organization is looking for someone to speak or teach on any of my areas of expertise, I'd love...
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My Take on Board Restructuring, via LeadingAge Magazine

Board restructurings are among the many major governance changes an organization can ponder. And I've been honored to advise many organizations, for-profit and non-profit, big and small, through this process. My thanks to Gene Mitchell at LeadingAge magazine for including me in his recent article about this very topic, which explores:
  • What are the signs of a board needing restructuring?
  • Why is board self-assessment so important?
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Succession Planning – Two Approaches

Succession planning is an area of growing interest in the nonprofit sector as aging Baby Boomers transition into smiling retirees. This shift is affecting and will continue to affect organizations from two perspectives:
  • Planning for how best to plan for senior management departures and then developing strategies for advancing existing staff to new roles
  • Developing plans for replacing the existing cadre of board leadership.
As a...
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