Celebrate Women’s History Month: 14 Inspirational Quotes from Women Throughout History

March has been officially designated Women’s History Month since 1980, . The National Women’s History Project petitioned the US government to expand National Women’s History Week into an entire month-long celebration of women’s history. 2016 marks the 36th annual celebration of Women’s History Month, which honors female leaders in politics, science, literature and entertainment. It is The Project’s mission to …

2015: Believe Your Beliefs

Michael Jordan

    How many of you find yourselves “believing your doubts and doubting your beliefs”?!? As you look at the last few months of civil unrest following the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson and Akai Gurley in New York City, or your own personal challenges, it’s easy to understand how doubt and fear could pre-occupy your thoughts. Rather than …

Create a Culture That Drives Success, Not Just Makes You Feel Good

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 © purestock   There are a lot of cliches out there about organizational culture: —Culture eats strategy for breakfast —People leave the culture, not the company —Your culture is your most valuable competitive asset And in 20 years of working with organizations as both an internal and external consultant, here’s what I’ve learned: those cliches are all true. They may …

Culture Matters: Interview with Jamie Notter

Team sport rowing

Hi, this is Kathi Rabil, CEO of SliceWorks and with me today is Jamie Notter, of Culture That Works. I want to welcome everyone to SliceWorks Brand Chatter, a conversation about brand congruency and authenticity. Brand Chatter is a new initiative for the SliceWorks blog.  We started our blog in late 2000, as a way to step up our engagement …

Members: Josh Holloway & Intelligence Teach Us About Choices

We have a core group of about 8 TV series that we follow regularly. Three of those shows, Person of Interest , Almost Human  and Intelligence , each raise some very challenging moral questions focused around technology and it’s double-edged role as a both good and evil. The newspaper is full of stories that present moral dilemmas—the NSA  and the constitutionality of …

$97 to Celebrate 97 Years

I am a child of the 60’s and proud of it! The 60’s were a time of innovation, challenging authority and pushing the envelope.  We are the original “outside of the box,” “cutting edge” generation! That independent spirit was important to me, as a young girl with her whole life ahead of her.  The women’s liberation movement of the 60’s …

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Tech 13 and Social Organizations: Day 2

A few years ago, when I was just beginning to dip my toes into the social media space, Chris Brogan made a statement about loving the serendipity of social media.  I remember thinking, ‘What was a strange choice of words to use to talk about social networking.’  Now that I’ve been engaged in Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook for the last 3 years, …

Tech13 via Twitterverse: Day 1

I was really bummed that I couldn’t attend the ASAE Tech13 conference last week. However, if my engagement on Twitter has done nothing else, it has taught me the power of the hashtag(#Tech13). I chose 7 colleagues that I knew would be tweeting pretty regularly, and followed their feeds closely last Wednesday and Thursday. What follows is a curation of …

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Brand Congruence: WHY Mission and Vision

Last in a series exploring mission vision & brand congruence. For more info, register for our FREE webinar presentation on Wednesday, March 20, at 10 AM—3 DANGEROUS TRENDS FACING ASSOCIATIONS AND NON-PROFITS.   “Congruence: n. agreement, harmony” Have you ever stood in the grocery store line, picking up items to make a favorite family dinner and had the cashier try to …

Mission and Vision: HOW Mission Statements

This is the fourth in a series of posts exploring the difference between mission and vision, leading up to our webinar presentation in March—3 DANGEROUS TRENDS FACING ASSOCIATIONS AND NON-PROFITS.  .   For my children, the searing memory of the Twin Towers of New York collapsing will define a part of their personal history. I remember that when Kennedy was …