Getting What You Want With Super-Persistence and Friendly Stalking

The word “stalking” has gotten a bad rap. In recent years, we’ve become more aware of sexual predators and have used that word to describe their behavior. But when my friend and colleague Alison Kear says she’s going to stalk someone, she says it with a wry grin and good humor. And you know she’s up to good rather than no-good. Over the Top "Super" Persistence What Alison means by “stalking” is extreme persistence. She’s going to put herself right under someone's … [Read more...]

Lessons in Leadership from Alison Kear

For the past two years, I’ve coached Alison Kear on a large fundraising campaign she worked on at Covenant House Alaska. As I post this, I am on my way to Anchorage to celebrate their success. The campaign has raised more than $24,000,000 and the new building for homeless teens is now open. I'm excited to share with you three lessons about leadership I've learned from Alison during my work with her on this remarkable project. 3 Lessons on Leadership Lesson 1: A … [Read more...]