The Role of the C-​​Suite in Technology

I had the honor of moderating a panel at this week’s annual conference of the American Society of Association Executives in Detroit, MI. The panel was titled, “The Role of the C-​​​​Suite in Technology” and featured 3 CEOs and 2 CIOs. Each panelist described his/​​her organization: mission, staff size, revenue, most important programs and key technologies. […]

Tips For Keeping Your Office Open During a Snowstorm

Last Wednesday afternoon, with not one snowflake on the ground, schools and local jurisdictions were announcing closures in advance of Thursday’s monster snowstorm. In the past, I would gotten up early the day of the storm to make the call re: keeping the office open or following the federal government’s lead and close the office. […]

What’s Your Membership Experience?

I’ve blogged in the past about Vistage, the CEO membership organization that I’ve been a member of for five years. I was talking with a Vistage VP a few weeks ago and he summed up the Vistage experience quite succinctly: strong peer advisory group with well-​​​​run meetings, effective coaching and world-​​​​class speakers. In other words, […]

JP Rule #10: Never Deliver Bad News Via E-​​mail or IM. Never.

Just as our moms and Miss Manners tell us to never to break up with someone via email or Facebook, I tell my Project Managers to never, ever deliver bad news to clients or staff via e-​​​​mail or instant messenger (IM). Delivering bad news via email or IM is just plain bad business so why […]