October 1, 2014
It's All About Execution

It’s All About Execution

A non-profit client of mine recently handed me a report. This report focused on donor development and outlined the organization’s plans to grow deeper relationships with those on their database.

It was an impressive report. Really. There were statistics, graphs, charts, and spreadsheets. It was attractively designed to the point that I really wanted to read it. But after looking at it I simply stated something like, “Great report. Really impressive. It will never happen.”

November 2, 2015

5 Signs You May Need a Hiatus and What You Can Do About It

After a 3-week hiatus, I am finally back in blogging mode. I have reasons, not to be confused with excuses. It isn’t like I wrote that last blog and thought to myself, “I think I’ll take three weeks off.” But life has a way of hitting these time warps, except […]
October 6, 2015

Oregon vs. Mars: Four Things Real Leaders Do In a Crisis

The recent sad, tragic shooting in Oregon is the latest in a rising tsunami of horrific violent events seemingly perpetrated by either some pathological or ideological extremist bent on making a name or a point. As heartbreaking as this and the other 294 mass shootings in the first 274 days […]
September 25, 2015

Five Pointers for Cramming Without Guilt

Cramming has been my MO for just about all my life. Consequently, I know something about cramming and I know how to do it well. I also have a bit of experience in not doing it so well, but that may be a topic for another time. While mainly known […]