Leading By Story Telling

“The stories our leaders tell us matter, probably almost as much as the stories our parents tell us as children, because they orient us to what is, what could be, and what should be; to the worldviews they hold and to the values they hold sacred.”  This is Drew Westen a psychology professor at Emory

NLEP’s Kurt Foreman Talks With Doug Eadie About CEO Leadership

Kurt Foreman has been President & CEO of the North Louisiana Economic Partnership (NLEP), which is headquartered in Shreveport, since 2004.  NLEP is a nonprofit economic development marketing organization that promotes fourteen parishes in the North Louisiana region, working with existing and prospective employers to encourage incremental capital investment and job creation.  Doug Eadie recently

There’s “Smart” And There’s “Smart”

Here’s a scenario that’s all too common.  The CEO of a nonprofit association takes a really well-conceived, handsomely presented strategy for launching the pilot test of a new member service to his board.  It’s a fine piece of work:  documenting the need, articulating the objectives, laying out the action steps involved in getting the new service launched, pinning

Bristol, VA Reaches Out Aggressively

I was privileged to serve as facilitator of a tremendously productive and thoroughly enjoyable “Strategic Work Session” that the Bristol, Virginia City Council and Manager held on January 28 and 29.  The Bristol leadership team acted on one of the key leadership principles in my and Virginia Jacko’s book The Blind Visionary – “Reach Out Aggressively” – by