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Special STEM Education Volunteer Opportunity

Make a large impact on STEM education in middle and high schools as a SciTech Jedi   Volunteers are needed to serve as “SciTech Jedi Mentors” for the student Chief Science Officers (CSO’s) who are the elected student science leaders at their schools at the CSO Summer Institute. Don’t let the title scare you –… Read more

Thank you to Ms. Susan Shultz!

Thank you to Ms. Susan Shultz, AzBL Member and Past President for a fabulous presentation at the Arizona Society of Association Executives Leadership Conference on Building an Effective Board is Possible and Can Be Fun!

Why It’s Important To Have A 10th Man In Your Organization

In a pivotal scene in the thriller, World War Z, the Mossad Director, Jurgan Wormbraun, tells Brad Pitt that a key to their success was having a unique person in their organization, the 10th man.  As he noted, “It’s the duty of the 10th man to disagree.” While few organization experience anything as cataclysmic as… Read more

3 Steps To Increase The Success Of Charity

In the spirit of the recent AzBL presentation by the representatives of Goodwill International & Goodwill of Central Arizona, I can’t help thinking of their success story compared to the suffering of many nonprofits that are constantly at death’s doorstep.  It may be that there are too many charitable causes competing for donations in our… Read more

3 Thoughts On The Myth Of Self-Esteem

The myth is as follows:  once we have increased our self-esteem then we are in the position where we can face the emotional and physical challenges of a potential failure. The problem with this myth: it assumes that failure is the negative event and it’s not – most failure provides necessary learning for greater future… Read more

Leading With A Declaration of Independence

We have just celebrated one of the most important events in our history – the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  The document itself is still revered by people and cultures from every part of our planet because of the simple, clear message that we all have inalienable individual rights.  While we sometimes debate the… Read more

The Way Of The Domestique: 5 Thoughts For Your Company

The culture of the domestique in professional cycling is a strong one.  The very best champions and their teams know that their ultimate success depends on having a cadre of riders who can support their lead rider to cross the finish line first.  What domestiques provide may be instructive to each of us in our… Read more