Tools for 360 Degree Vision and Foresight


By Jolene Knapp, Senior Partner at Ideas for Action, LLC. Foresight is a leadership imperative. Here are some tools that will help you strengthen and grow your ability to stay attuned to and make sense [...]

Leveraging the Tetris Effect for Better Relationships


Leveraging the Tetris Effect for Better Relationships By Guest-Blogger Sarah Osteen of  SparkStrategyLLC As a teenager in the early 90s I wasted many evenings playing Tetris - the electronic game where you build and destroy [...]

Considering Executive Coaching?


Considering Executive Coaching? What kind of coaching is right for you? Get the facts – not the hype. By Judith Dozier Hackman , Senior Partner at Ideas for Action, LLC Coaching is an increasingly growing service not [...]

Becoming a More Effective Leader – Part 1 of 3


Becoming a More Effective Leader By Vinay Kumar and Jean Frankel As leadership coaches, we find that many forward-thinking, growth-minded leaders want honest constructive feedback so that they know where they need to improve in [...]

IFA Senior Partner Vinay Kumar’s New Book


Ideas for Action Senior Partner Vinay Kumar’s new book, Language and the Pursuit of Leadership Excellence: How Extraordinary Leaders Build Relationships, Shape Culture and Drive Breakthrough Results, co-authored with Chalmers Brothers is now available on [...]

Nine Ways To Become A Better Board Member Today


In my ongoing work with many kinds of boards, I continue to stress the need for board members to understand and embrace best practices in effective board service. In an article for ASAE’s Volunteer Leadership [...]