Words Matter

Reading a beautifully conceived short story while visiting Atlanta’s museums to the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. this past weekend deepened my belief that visions are words that matter.

You may not have the courage to take body blows for justice. Few people do. But you can put forward a better vision of what your organizations and communities can and should be. If you are a leader, at least be willing to ask what can be done here and now to create a better world.  

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Three Unresolved Social Tensions for US Associations

Anticipating the future often requires waiting to see how critical tensions are resolved amid the messiness of social change. In 2018 US-based associations face at least three unresolved questions that will determine the harmony and cohesiveness of organizations and communities.

Not all associations see themselves as agents of social change. For those that do, these three unresolved tensions will demand their attention in 2018. For all associations, the implications will be inescapable, whether they choose to act or react.

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