The Best Solution Begins With a Beautiful Question

The Best Solution Begins With a Beautiful Question

What do you think these three questions have in common? “How might we survive and flourish amid tensions and contradictions?”  “What is it about your business today that you can’t answer?”  “What if competitors worked together?”  In the eyes of author/journalist, Warren Berger, each of these questions is beautiful. Berger describes a beautiful question as […]

Anticipate the Unexpected—For Entrepreneurs Business as Usual Is not an Option. Learn About Our New Book!

Anticipate the Unexpected—For Entrepreneurs Business as Usual Is not an Option. Learn About Our New Book!

Introducing Association 4.0™: An Entrepreneurial Approach to Risk, Courage and Transformation. Of all the experiences involved in writing a book, and there are many—both frustrating and fascinating, what you learn is the most rewarding. Association 4.0™: An Entrepreneurial Approach to Risk, Courage and Transformation, which I wrote with my business partner Kevin Ordonez, is my […]

Industry 4.0 is a Rocket—Don’t Let a Strategic Plan Designed for a Bicycle Leave You in the Dust

Industry 4.0 is a Rocket—Don’t Let a Strategic Plan Designed for a Bicycle Leave You in the Dust

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Arthur C. Clark Industry 4.0 is killing science fiction. With each new technological miracle, the window of time and imagination between fantasy inventions and real products and services grows smaller. Here are some examples: Doctors in the United Kingdom recently created an artificial cornea using human cells […]

Style Grabs Attention/Substance Wins Hearts—A Website Content Strategy Makes It Happen

Style Grabs Attention/Substance Wins Hearts—A Website Content Strategy Makes It Happen

Animation, riveting images and a contemporary color palate get you noticed. But a content strategy is the secret to giving your audience a more meaningful relationship with your website, your brand and your organization. A website redesign is a significant investment in resources. The temptation to take shortcuts is understandable. But even Ferrari-sleek graphics, won’t […]

Marketers, Promote Yourselves! Get the Buy-In You Need for a Successful Content Strategy

Marketers, Promote Yourselves! Get the Buy-In You Need for a Successful Content Strategy

We’ve all experienced the meeting from hell. The chair lost control. People were frantic to have their say, and nobody got heard. The same kind of communications nightmare happens when you don’t impose order on your content. A thoughtful content strategy ensures that the message you deliver will be one that makes people listen. It’s […]

Hiring a Consultant Can Be a Make or Break Relationship—Here’s How to Court Success

Hiring a Consultant Can Be a Make or Break Relationship—Here’s How to Court Success

When you sign a consulting contract on the dotted line, the stakes are high. You’ve called in the experts to guide a project that will have a significant impact on your association’s future. It’s almost always a highly visible, big-ticket item. People across the organization are invested in a positive outcome. None more so than […]