4 Characteristics of Leaders Who Get Hired and Promoted

Imagine if you had the opportunity to sit down with a senior executive and get the real, straight up truth about what it takes to stand out as a leader in today’s highly competitive workforce.That’s exactly what I got when I interviewed Oracle executive John Hall about the most common characteristics of people in his organization who contribute the most value. Hall was more than happy to divulge the four characteristics shared by those he is most likely to hire into – or promote within – the organization he has led to become the world’s most profitable software training business....more

10 Tips for Better Board Meetings

I recently had the rarest of all association management experiences -- a productive, downright inspirational, board meeting. Having sat through hundreds of board and committee meetings at this point, it made me think about what contributes to a positive board meeting experience for board members and staff alike. Here is my list, but please contribute yours: ...more
For new Board chairs, it's helpful to attend training in parliamentary procedure (even if you ...more

Academic Juggernaut

by Lianne Castelino www.whereparentstalk.com Alert, alert.  There seems to be an increasing number of people on the planet Earth, many of them wielding significant decision-making power, who are completely out of touch with reality. News bulletin  Many of them work in the education system. ...more

Wrongfully Imprisoned - a wife's fight to get her hubby out

So its been 100 days and nights since my baby had to report to prison. I am not getting used to this. Things are changing though, he is talking more about his job there and the guy he shares his cubicle with. Some other people who have come to camp and people who have left. ...more