Human Scale Business
The Community Builder
Fabian Pfortmller is a Swiss community builder based in Amsterdam. He's an experienced entrepreneur, acknowledged innovator, and prolific writer. I had the opportunity to speak with Fabian about cult
How to Win Client Business
Becoming an effective rainmaker doesn't mean we must conform to the stereotype of a pushy salesperson. To the contrary, winning client business is a function of demonstrating our expertise, earning pr
The Consultant to Impact Investors
Rosalie Cates advises philanthropic foundations engaged in impact investing. An independent consultant, she's affiliated with The Giving Practice, a project of Philanthropy Northwest. I've been learni
The Airtable Master
Gareth Pronovost of GAP Consulting is the expert I turn to for help with Airtable, the no-code database application. If you are hosting a membership community, you should be considering how to use Air
The Consultant’s Consultant
I had the opportunity recently to speak with Joe O'Mahoney. Joe is a Professor of Consulting at Cardiff University and is the author of a leading college textbook on consulting. Prior to his academic
How Might We Stimulate Broader Participation in Our Conversations?
The degree to which status and one's ability to contribute are perceived to be coupled can inhibit the participation of relatively low-status persons in collaborative communities. That's a problem bec
Small Shifts for Big Differences: How to Have Better Meetings
What if business meetings were something you looked forward to? Maggie Chumbley explains how small shifts in how you approach meetings can yield big differences in outcomes.