Thinking About Success in Sochi and at Home

As I write this message, the XXII Olympic Winter Games are just getting underway in Sochi, Russia; as you read this, the games will have already concluded. You know which teams have been successful in their quest for Olympic Gold; I can only guess. There is a component of the Olympic Games however, that is…

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A 25 Year “Selfie”

It went viral in short order and was captured by all the major news organizations around the world. The smartphone self-portrait, or “selfie” as it’s being called, that President Barack Obama took with Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron at the South African memorial service for anti-apartheid leader and former…

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Seeing the Whole Picture

I recently had cause to stay a few days in suburban Chicago and visit with some of our franchise owners in the greater Chicago market. While there, I noticed similarities in two related but different settings, and I was struck by what they illustrated for DDIFO. In each case, it spoke to the success so…

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Time to Change – And Re-engage!

I spent several days earlier this month at a convention for association professionals in Atlanta, Georgia (a city from which we recently signed up several new members).  Like most industry or professional conventions, this one featured a session on change. We are all accustomed to hearing that “Change is inevitable and we must accept it or…

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A New Look, a New Focus

DDIFO is your organization and the best line of defense against encroachment on your business. In my role as Executive Director, I have talked with a great many of you about what we do and do not provide. We’ve talked about how to improve the services and representation you get from your DDIFO membership. We…

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