What do Evaluation Capacity Building (ECB) and organizational culture have in common?  Creating a data-driven decision making organization requires intentionality, which includes creating a healthy organizational culture.  ECB, as defined by my mentor, Dr. Jean King of the University of Minnesota and founder of MESI (Minnesota Evaluation Studies Institute), involves the design and implementation of …
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In our last post we talked some about leadership. We’ll continue that conversation today by reflecting a little about coaching and how it can benefit one’s leadership. First of all, it would be helpful to define “coach.” Within leadership coaching, the term coach is usually defined as “an instructor or trainer.” With that in mind, …
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In thinking and writing about leadership, there is a great challenge to not overgeneralize. What is leadership? What does effective leadership look like and do? These questions and others are important to think about. For this reflection, let’s think about some characteristics related to effective team leadership. There are a few things which are generally …
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SCC Client Wins Local Award

January 22nd, 2014 | Posted by strategiccc in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Earlier this month, the Woodbury Chamber of Commerce announced its recipient for their Nonprofit of the Year award: Strategic Consulting and Coaching client Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf (CCEFS).  According to the Chamber’s press release, CCEFS’s “dedicated volunteers have served the needs of the Woodbury community for more than 30 years, providing food to hundreds …
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It is better to…

December 13th, 2013 | Posted by strategiccc in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership. —Nelson Mandela