Catalytic Questions and Better Boardroom Conversations

In order to engage on a different level you may need to ask different – better – questions.  Instead of focusing on whether or not the budget is balanced – the board should think deeper, asking about whether the budget reflects organizational priorities and advances the mission. Read More

Hope Is A Strategy (Well, Sort of)

We’ve all heard the phrase “Hope is not a strategy” — and it isn’t, especially when based on illusion, delusion, fiction or false assumptions. But hope is a critical part of achieving a strategy when based on what is possible; perhaps not highly probable, but possible. Read More

What Israel Owes American Jews

Israeli leaders fiercely condemned the Pittsburgh massacre and yet, they still refuse to recognize the Conservative movement to which all 11 victims belonged. The nation-state of the Jews must recognize Conservative and Reform Judaism. Read More

Leaders in Times of True Crisis

The horrific tragedy at Tree of Life synagogue and response from leaders of all faiths resonated with us, as the convener and resource for addressing issues of leadership in our community; what sort of individual makes the best leader in times of true crisis? Read More

It's Time for Followers to Lead

What are we, as leadership professionals, doing to ensure that ‘the rest of us’ who are not at the top of those ladders are equipped to actively and effectively engage in the decision making that our democratic philosophy and collaborative, inclusive leadership require? Read More