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S’More Thoughts

 

S’Mores are delicious…and sticky. They are fun to make…and risky. Sometimes the risk is simply a minor mess. Sometimes it involves intense heat and fire. But the results are sooo worth it.

 

Consider this collection of musings, insights, and recommended resources as a friendly campfire conversation. More often than not, something shifts as a result of camaraderie around the fire. Some are subtle…others are profoundly life-altering.

These S’More Thoughts are for you. We’re positive you’ll find something meaningfully sticky if you savor a morsel long enough.

Coaching Resources from TurningWest

Coaching Resources from TurningWest

When I played high school basketball I was naturally good at anything that involved jumping high -- layups, blocking shots, jump balls, etc. However, I was not a natural at aggressively gaining possession of the ball, which was pretty much essential to helping my team...

What Coaching is Not

What Coaching is Not

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Why Bother with Coaching?

Why Bother with Coaching?

Deciding whether to embark on the voyage of coaching can evoke uncertainty and a flurry of questions. One of them being….why bother? When in such a quandary, contemplating the impact and outcomes of coaching can provide a destination while you navigate through your...

What is Coaching?

What is Coaching?

One myth about star performers says that some people are just more driven than others. This myth sets organizations on a perennial search to find and hire only these shining stars for key positions. What most people miss, however, is that many of these high-performing...

What Effective Boards Avoid

What Effective Boards Avoid

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What Effective (Nonprofit) Boards Do

What Effective (Nonprofit) Boards Do

  Last week we discussed what a governing board is not. This week we're shifting our focus to what effective nonprofit boards do, and how understanding this will benefit your organization. Effective Nonprofit Boards Understand Their Organization’s Identity  As...

What a Governing Board is Not

What a Governing Board is Not

All legally incorporated organizations—large, medium, and small—have Boards of Directors as required by the laws of the States in which the companies are incorporated. These laws typically declare that the organization “shall be managed by a board of at least three...

Making the Complex Simple

Making the Complex Simple

For the last four weeks we have explored organizational Mission, Vision, Purpose, and Why It Exists. These are similar concepts. However, one is not the same as the other. So what? Why make it more complicated? This blog will attempt to answer these questions. Imagine...

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