Archive for the 'Global events' Category

Into Unchartered Territory

Written on January 27, 2021 at 8:11 am

Background/context

Many of us have been leaders for a long time, but with a global pandemic, political and social upheaval and so much more, this period clearly feels and is very different.  We’ve gone through several phases since March of 2020 – disruption, regrouping, planning and strategizing and adjusting (some of which I wrote about in previous posts: The Next Phase (April 2020) Learning through Disruptive Times (June 2020) and Learning and Adapting through Disruptive Times (August 2020).  At the beginning of a new year, we are continuing to search for ways to lead ourselves and our organizations through these …

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Most popular blog posts of the decade

Written on December 17, 2019 at 8:05 am

It is hard to believe we are already at the end of the decade (and that I’ve been blogging for a decade!) but here we are 🙂  For my end of the year (decade) post I’m sharing some of my blog posts that have been the most popular this decade.  If you missed some of these, I hope they can be useful to you now.  Happy Reading and Happy Holidays!

First blog post:  How Relevant is Global Thinking?  (2010) Hint: It’s only gotten more relevant over the decade 🙂

What Makes Someone Inspirational (2010) – my most popular blog post …

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Operating effective organizations

Written on April 12, 2016 at 8:47 am

Last week I was one of a number of multinational presenters at the first inaugural Middle East Association Congress.  The event brought together a thoughtful and inquisitive group that explored various components of organizational development, and creating impact through them, in two days of formal and informal discussions.

Some of the themes of these discussions that I found most interesting included:

  • The learning journey – Although the conference attendees were all at different stages of their time within the association world, there was commonality as life-long learners and finding a community (or communities) with which you can share experiences. Within
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What Comes Down from the Mountain? (The World Economic Forum 2016)

Written on January 21, 2016 at 10:11 am

This week the World Economic Forum is meeting in the Swiss town of Davos. Many of us aren’t aware of this or if we are, don’t think anything will come out of it that is useful to our work. Historically this has been true but today’s “Davos” is a bit different. There is some good news and some less good news regarding the changes. First the context (the not so good news):

1) Only 18% of attendees are women

2) An Oxfam report shows that only 62 people own the same resources as half the world and Davos still is …

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Transitioning to a new year

Written on January 5, 2016 at 5:21 pm

The ends and beginnings of calendar years are always good times for some reflection on what’s just past and looking forward to the new year. Due to a heavy travel schedule, I missed blogging some end of the year reflections as I have done the past few years, so this year I am combining some year end reflections with a greater emphasis on the moving forward into a new year.

  • Global Goals – If our increasing global ties were ever in doubt, 2015 brought them clearly into focus. From the distressing series of terrorist bombings spanning the globe and affecting
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