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We are constantly exploring; examining new perspectives... to look beyond current thinking and standard industry practices and improve, adapt, and raise the bar for our clients and our profession.  Once a quarter, we curate a special edition ‘Collective Perspective’ newsletter.

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The Sterling Report (April '19) Executive Transitions: Six Avoidable Paths to Failure

In our first edition, we get right to the heart of the matter of possibly the most important cycle that will very soon pre-occupy nonprofit Boards.  An unprecendented percentage of nonprofit CEOs are likely to retire within the next five years.  Simply hiring a new CEO is a fraction of what is needed to ensure your organization thrives during the transition time and beyond.

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One-on-One Executive Consult with Emily – Complimentary Session!

Each month, Emily offers two one-hour Executive Consult opportunities to industry professionals seeking advice on a range of professional topics.  Whether you are seeking advice on your next upcoming project, or working through a substantial challenge at the office, we welcome you to contact us.

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Musings from the

Wood Faerie

When you find yourself starting to get triggered, angry, defensive, intimidated, overwhelmed, do you immediately jump to conclusions? What if, instead, next time you made a conscious choice to start with questions?
Over the years I have been asked many times “How do you do it all? Did you invent a machine that creates more time?” I believe that many people who ask this have a mental image of lists of priorities and that it is a zero sum game to pick among them.
I have been working with very busy philanthropists, nonprofit CEOs, policy makers, and other influential leaders for over 25 years. Each of them is extremely accomplished and at the top of their game in many ways.
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Coming together is a beginning;
Keeping together is progress;
Working together is success.

Edward Everett Hale