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When a cause is in sharp decline we would expect that it would grind down quietly as people give up, give in, or go away.But that’s not how it happens.More often than not it’s actually the opposite. Instead of quietly succumbing to demise we see organizations, movements, and positions grow more strident, more aggressive, and more convinced even as the end becomes inevitably near. Social media dramatically magnifies this tendency.Why does it happen?The Loudest Leave Last.When a cause is exposed as misguided or success revealed to be too costly orSEE DETAILS

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It finally happened.At 48 years old I got glasses for the first time. Just for reading, and I can get by without them; but they sure help.When I put on my reading glasses it is much easier for me to focus on the things I want to give my attention to. Without them it’s a strain to see what I need to see.It occurs to me that leaders often have to strain at least a little to see the things that are most important. One of the lessons from theSEE DETAILS

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Feeling isolated as a leader?Been called a micromanager?Have a sense that the weight of the whole organization is on your shoulders?I’m willing to bet you have an issue trusting your team.Trust is a big topic and there are lots of excellent resources that explore the intricacies of why it is important and how to establish, maintain, and rebuild trust. (It’s even one of the 5 Elements of Healthy Culture in my book). But you probably don’t need a broad overview of theory right now. So here are some quick practicalSEE DETAILS

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More than 2/3rds of the leaders I’m going to be working with most closely over the next year have started their current leadership role in the last eight months; during a global pandemic. On Carey Nieuwhof’s podcast, prominent search consultant and author William Vanderbloemen predicted that 2021 will be a year of extremely high turnover. I think its already underway. A surprising number of charities have transitioned their first chair leader (Executive Director, CEO, Lead Pastor, Czarina?) in the midst of this year of dramatic uncertainty. What’s it like toSEE DETAILS

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Full program description below or click for pdf version:Catalyst Foundation Leadership Intensive 2021Healthy Leaders, Healthy OrganizationsCatalyst Foundation Leadership Intensive 2021Charity leadership is harder than ever. COVID-19’s lasting impact, economic fallout, and global uncertainties with no clear end in sight have made best plans and practices fall apart around us. The leadership approaches we were trained in can’t answer all the questions we have to ask now. On top of that, many of the ways we’ve developed leaders in the past are now impossible.In 2021 Catalyst Foundation is offering a uniqueSEE DETAILS <span class="more-link-hover...

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