Category Archives: Words Matter

I Don’t Know… yet

Last week, in Creating the Future’s Facebook group for consultants to community benefit orgs, an article from Forbes titled Are You Dealing With A Real Expert Or A Fake? 7 Ways To Tell led to an interesting discussion. The list included this at #2: Real experts have no trouble saying: “I don’t know.” That led to an interesting…

Coaching vs. Consulting

An interesting discussion ensued on Facebook the other day.  As I pondered a blog post that has been brewing in my mind, I asked, “Coaches: I’m working on a list of the ways coaching is different from consulting. Any ideas / thoughts?” I was not prepared for 18 responses, some contradicting others, all of which…

One Tip – and Only One – for Fixing Dysfunctional Boards

I confess that sometimes even this Pollyanna gets fed up. I don’t get fed up with the same things as most people in this field, though. I get fed up with blame and intolerance. I get fed up with pointing fingers at symptoms, focusing and refocusing on addressing those symptoms, drilling deeper and deeper, unpacking…