Nsights: The Allure of Toxic Leadership

A GREAT read! And so timely, as the subtitle of this book is, “Why We Follow Destructive Bosses and Corrupt Politicians– and How We Can Survive Them.” This is for anyone who works in or has witnessed a dysfunctional organization, department, or...

Nsights on:  New Year’s Resolutions

Every year I see the same dynamic at my gym. The parking lot is jam packed in January and February. All the New Year’s “resolutioners” are working hard on their commitment to themselves with the start of good, healthy exercise habits. Classes are full to...

A Mental Table Setter

This is the introduction to a conference keynote speaker! At the recent American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Great Ideas Conference, board chair, Susan Neeley, introduced Alan Gregeman (left). His session’s title was so interesting… The...

Strategy Work: On Sweating the First Step…

I facilitate leadership development workshops and strategic planning sessions for work, volunteer activities, and for my own learning. At the end of most sessions we develop goals. You know, the “SMART” ones – specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and...