Upping the Tempo on Your Association’s Rhythm of Strategic Planning

The days of associations gently waltzing through strategic planning every three to five years must end to keep pace with today’s rate of change and imperative to remain relevant.

This does not mean strategic planning is archaic. It does mean associations need to up their planning tempo and continuously engage in aspects of strategic planning to keep plans fresh and on track.

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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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