Today I am on my way to conduct a training for the Lummi Nation on Robert’s Rules of Order, how to conduct effective meetings and facilitation skills.  I am not a big fan of Robert’s Rules of Order even though this is the most popular form of running meetings.  The main reason is because it…

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Some of us struggle with making decisions in a timely manner.  While others make a decision at the drop of a hat.  It is important for you to recognized your decision making style and you may want to consider using more than one style depending on the type of decision you are trying to make.…

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A few years back Jim Collins wrote a book about companies that went from being good to becoming great.  He also wrote a companion reader for nonprofits with the same kind of findings.  Since I have been working more with systems change with Tribal and other Native American organizations I wanted to share some of…

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I have always been a fan of Ralph Nader going back to when he became well known for making seat belts mandatory.  Over the years he has championed many causes.  When he last ran for the Presidency and he choose Winona La Duke as his Vice-President then I really became a fan.  How awesome was…

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A lot of issues that I see in Tribal organizations can be resolved by having qualified staff who have the skills and knowledge to their job well.  Whenever you have a job opening you want to have a process in place that will give you the best possible candidates to choose from.  One of the…

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