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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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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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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?
You know that moment when someone casually asks, “I haven’t seen you in ages, what’s new?”, and you have that nanosecond discussion with yourself . . . “Who is this person, how much time do I have, what is the intention behind their question, how much should I reveal, what is my current mood? And honestly, my life changes every three minutes, how could I possibly catch you up on the last two years?”
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.
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Coming together is a beginning;
Keeping together is progress;
Working together is success.

Edward Everett Hale