(from left to right: Kate Kendall, Cristina Herrera, Carmez Vazquez, Chase Strangio)
We live in a time characterized by an accelerating rate of change and an increasing interdependence of systems, making the world around us more complex than ever.
When you were a child and someone asked what you wanted to be when you grew up, I bet you didn’t say, “I’m going to be a nonprofit executive!” I certainly didn’t. I wanted to be a school teacher.
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit." – Aristotle
Each year, the Influence Nation Summit (previously known as MCON) brings together hundreds of people who are passionate about positively changing the world and exploring the influences that build and sustain social movements. This year, the Influence Nation Summit was held in Washington, D.C.
He was not my boss, not my mentor nor someone I worked with. He is, however, someone whom I regard as one of the greatest leaders of our time. The three times I met the man are still as vivid in my mind as they could be. I would have loved to be on his team and in some way, I felt that I was.
Full disclosure: I'm afraid of talking to adults sometimes.
Each August the American Express Leadership Academy 2.0 at the Aspen Institute takes place in the bucolic valley of Aspen, Colorado. The Academy is designed to help nonprofit leaders reflect on timeless ideas and values.