I had the joy of being the kick-off speaker at the 2nd annual Wire Me Awake conference last week – an event that champions entrepreneurship in the Midwest. An entrepreneurial venture in and of itself, it was started by a group of business owners in Yankton, SD who know how to hustle. With the vision […]
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A deeper look into the circumstances of the Nashville Symphony’s recent financial straits Last week, the Nashville Symphony got itself out of a financial pickle just in the nick of time. Just days before creditors were set to have a foreclosure auction on the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Martha Ingram, one of the city’s most generous […]
I find myself baffled by the nonprofit sector establishment’s occasional hostility to social enterprise. The way people sometimes talk, you’d think that someone out there is purporting that social enterprise will save the day, that it’s a fit for every single solitary organization, and that it’s just a cinch to do. I don’t know ANYONE […]
Recently, I shared some ideas about generative listening based on my Art of Hosting training. Now, I’ll continue to explore the other side of the conversation: talking. The responsibility of a productive, constructive conversation falls not only with the listener, but also with the person speaking. In the Art of Hosting workshop, the leaders presented this diagram: […]