Failing Fast and Learning to Harness Highly Decentralized Courage

Failing Fast and Learning to Harness Highly Decentralized Courage

The fall is well upon us. As it speeds along, I've been thinking about an innovation strategy that many purpose-driven organizations embrace and my team often promotes: "failing fast" to learn even faster.

The Power of Intention

The Power of Intention

This month I was thrilled to be the opening keynote speaker for the 2014 BoardSource Leadership Forum held in Washington, D.C.

Thoughts on Meaning & Devaluing Reflection

Thoughts on Meaning & Devaluing Reflection

Meaning isn’t rapidly manufactured given the single-tasking (not multitasking) capabilities of the human mind. Meaning unveils itself over time.

CEO'S Reflection On Measuring Impact

CEO'S Reflection On Measuring Impact

As I ride the train home to New Jersey from Washington DC, there is one word on my mind: impact. Impact is defined in the dictionary by the words "influence" and "effect."

Trust in god, all else bring data

Trust in god, all else bring data

The nonprofit sector has seen an increased focus on data. Across boardrooms there is a constant theme being discussed – data.

Culture Matters More Than You Think

Culture Matters More Than You Think

Question for you: What is it like to work for your company?