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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