Author: ravengroup

Leadership Transition and Organization Preparedness

In 2011, the Meyer Foundation and CompassPoint Nonprofit Services produced a research report "Daring to Lead" that surveyed 3,000 nonprofit executive directors and revealed a forecast of significant impending workplace transitions, with 67% of executives reporting that they expect to leave their jobs over the next five years. Today,...

Act As If...

Act As If

A few years ago while conducting research around starting my own business, I ran across a book I really enjoyed called "Birthing the Elephant" by Karin Abarbanel and Bruce Freeman. From it, came a favorite quote of mine: "Act as if." Presented in the context of being an entrepreneur,...

Why I’m a Coach

I am a coach today because I’ve experienced coaching’s transformative power in my own life. Over my career, I’ve worked with several coaches. I’ve hired them for career and leadership related priorities, but every time the impact of the coaching has been much farther-reaching, affecting me...

Dont-mistake activity with achievement, John Wooden Quote

Do Less. Achieve More.

There is a great myth that most of us will fall prey to at some point: if you do more, you will get more. Not always true. I don’t know about you, but I often get caught in the trap of pressing harder, faster, and...