Why I teach at IOM: It is an honor to work with chamber and association leaders across the country. They make such a difference in their communities and I am humbled that I get to be a small piece of their magnificent journey. Many of these leaders have become friends and mentors over the years. I’ve enjoyed the laughs, the opportunities, and the kick in the butt when I needed to be challenged. I have grown both personally and professionally from having an IOM network. I stated in my book, Bold New You, that “It is in the vulnerable space of a tribe that you trust that you will exponentially accelerate your awareness and growth.” That tribe for me has been my IOM family and I am grateful.
From IOM Blog
This December is different from all others. We have the familiar ritual looking ahead and embracing the anticipation of how the next year will play out. But COVID-19, the expanded attention on correcting social injustices, and other events of 2020 have introduced unprecedented new challenges into this end-of-year planning process. I have been thinking about […]
Nothing is more deflating than to hear a member of the board say, “You don’t understand, I’m just a volunteer.” Volunteers are afforded opportunities to make a lasting impact. Through their passion and ingenuity, they can affect standards of excellence, quality of life, and the success of people, businesses, and communities. Senator John McCain described […]
Question: I am the senior executive of a nonprofit organization that adopted a new strategic plan last year. With the many program changes and financial adjustments that my organization has had to make as result of the pandemic, our strategic plan now seems less relevant. Should we scrap last year’s strategic plan and start over […]