Episode 24 – The Surprising Gift of Doubt with Marc Pitman

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Patrick discusses Marc Pitman’s new book, The Surprising Gift of Doubt with the author himself.

Episode 23 – Leading Teams and Personal Accountability with Fatima Ghzala

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Episode 23 - Leading Teams and Personal Accountability with Fatima Ghzala
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This week, Patrick talks with Fatima Ghzala, a certified John Maxwell Coach and Trainer who specializes in corporate training, and teams and individual assessments. Her business is Full Potential Development Coaching, whose clients include companies like Blue Cross Blue Shield and Michelin, as well as many small businesses.

Episode 22 – Five Board Habits for Effective Nonprofit Governance with Gregory Nielsen

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Patrick talks with Gregory Nielsen about the key elements of effective nonprofit board governance. Gregory Nielsen is an experienced nonprofit CEO and consultant committed to helping leaders and organizations excel. He is president and CEO of Nielsen Training and Consulting, LLC. Gregory has earned the prestigious BoardSource Certificate inNonprofit Board Consulting. He is also a frequent public speaker on nonprofit leadership and governance.

Episode 20 – University Leadership in a Community with Adrienne McNeil

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Some universities are far more than institutions of higher education. Hear the leadership competencies needed to provide community leadership from Adrienne McNeil. As the Assistant Vice President for Community and Regional Affairs at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, Adrienne manages the partnerships between the university and the community.

Episode 19 – Strategic Doing with Liz Nilsen

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How do we move from planning to doing? How are they related? Author and strategic doer Liz Nilsen discusses the book and the framework with Patrick.

Defining Leadership: A Window of Opportunity

As a leadership nerd, I have collected definitions of leadership for years. There are many excellent ones. Perhaps we’ll cover them later in this blog. But after becoming certified in executive leadership coaching, I realized I should articulate my own … Read entire article…

Turn Your Video ON

Quick request here folks — when conducting a video meeting during the COVID-19 crisis (or anytime, really), enable your video/webcam. Random right? Why is it such a big deal that I would write a blog post about it? To be … Read entire article…

5 Tips to Increase Your Credibility

Nonprofits rely on community credibility to achieve their missions. The community determines the legitimacy of an organization. The same applies to the organization’s leaders. Leaders are either granted or denied credibility based on a few key factors including, but not … Read entire article…

You Can’t Break These Laws

Who would you suppose is the better candidate for leadership coaching: the low-performing leader who obviously needs help strengthening leadership competencies, or the high-performing leader who already has a track record for results? Of course, a strong case can be made … Read entire article…

I HATE My Strategic Plan!

Have you ever said this? There are a lot of reasons to hate strategic plans. Today, I am writing about one of them — their COMPLEXITY. If a PhD is required to comprehend your organization’s strategic plan, or if it … Read entire article…

Does Your Board Know Its Job?

Do your organization’s board members really know what their job is? Do they MANAGE when they should be GOVERNING? Often, CEO’s chalk it up to a character issue with the board chair or executive committee. But in reality, it’s more simple … Read entire article…