Is Something Afoot At Your Organization?

Is Something Afoot At Your Organization?

When I first met the Tierra Village Board of Directors and staff, their hearts were in the right place. Unknowingly however, they were at the threshold of a significant organizational change. The associated challenges were characterized by role confusion, pesonality... Read more
Ten Tips on How to Lead a Strategic Planning Session

Ten Tips on How to Lead a Strategic Planning Session

Whether you’re just beginning your strategic planning or in the middle of a process, these tips can help you create the best possible plan for your organization: 1. Get ready. Deciding what information you need to make meaningful decisions is the key to an... Read more
Hire the Best Leader, Not the Best Interviewer

Hire the Best Leader, Not the Best Interviewer

Hiring an executive director is a high stakes proposition for many organizations. When a Board of Directors asks me to conduct an executive search, one of the ways I help them make a good hire is to incorporate activities into the selection of final candidates that... Read more
Encouraging Shared Leadership through Planning

Encouraging Shared Leadership through Planning

Mike Stewart, Executive Director of Boyer’s Children’s Clinic, chose to work with Amanda recently to develop a new strategic plan. ‘We were operating from a strategic plan adopted in 2008,’ Mike reflected. ‘Its original shelf life was three years; it had run its... Read more
Strategic Planning Moves the Dial

Strategic Planning Moves the Dial

When Kathy Alm, Executive Director of Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center and Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee for PATH International needed a planning consultant, she thought of Amanda. As a long-time board member and former board chair of PATH Intl, Kathy... Read more
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