Culture

A Crisis of Culture

Last month I talked about COVID, leadership and culture. COVID remains a massive crisis. As I write this, there were over 50,000 new cases in the U.S. recorded yesterday, with more than 128,000 dead. The impact on our communities has been devastating. And in the midst of this calamity, there is another crisis, one that

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Culture

Culture Matters

As I’ve been considering the impact that the COVID crisis is having on business, government and the nonprofit sector, I’ve come to realize the extent to which these times are going to separate the good managers from the bad ones. Suddenly everything is visible. There is nowhere to hide. Among nonprofits, both boards and individual

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Leadership

Leadership and the COVID Crisis

These are exceptionally challenging times, without precedent in our lifetimes. All of our financial, social and governmental institutions have been profoundly affected by the COVID-19  coronavirus. The world will never be the same. There is no shortage of newspaper articles, television programs and online sites for up-to-the-minute information about the crisis. I can’t add anything meaningful

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Planning

Succession Planning

There is nothing more important in the life cycle of an organization than the transition to new leadership. This is equally true both in nonprofits and in for-profit corporations. The key to a successful transition is careful and deliberate succession planning. I am fortunate to have experienced this up close, first when I retired from

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Leadership

Nonprofits & Washington Politics

Every time a federal or state administration shifts, nonprofits are among the most exposed, sometimes negatively (extra work, extra costs, or undoing needed protections) and other times positively (greater opportunities to fulfill their mission).The fast-changing political climate in Washington is creating a host of challenges for the nonprofit community. Nonprofits focused on climate change and

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