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STRATEGIC PLANNING DURING LEADERSHIP TRANSITIONS

Recently, I have been surprised to see traditional strategic planning wisdom turned on its head. While many consultants advise avoiding strategic planning in the midst of executive leadership transition, Communitas Consulting was called to work with three new executives in exactly [...]

STRATEGIC PLANNING DURING LEADERSHIP TRANSITIONS 2017-08-16T16:32:29+00:00

COMMITTING TO ACTION

Why is it worth engaging citizens in tackling formidable problems like poverty? Because people can make a difference, and part of what motivates people to action is taking ownership of a problem and trying to solve it themselves. Over the last [...]

COMMITTING TO ACTION 2017-08-16T16:38:47+00:00

CONTRACTING FOR GREATER IMPACT

I have come to learn that the most important phase of consulting – both for the client and for the consultant – is developing the original contract.   I am not referring to a lengthy exchange of legal clauses, but a process [...]

CONTRACTING FOR GREATER IMPACT 2017-08-16T16:30:06+00:00

EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP TRAITS

COULD THE SAME LEADERSHIP TRAITS THAT LEAD TO GOOD STRATEGIC PLANNING BE EFFECTIVE IN COMMUNITY-BASED COALITION BUILDING? Strategic planning is often considered a cerebral and reflective activity, where an organization and its leadership pause, take stock of the environment, and chart [...]

EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP TRAITS 2017-08-07T17:07:09+00:00

HOW CAN COMMITTEES DRIVE MEANINGFUL CHANGE?

Committees can either be one of the more frustrating and lengthy venues for tackling a problem, or they can serve as an engine that brings about new resources and great results. What makes the difference? As a facilitator of multiple social [...]

HOW CAN COMMITTEES DRIVE MEANINGFUL CHANGE? 2017-08-16T16:42:13+00:00