Jay Lyon

In times like these, find comfort in the familiar

I remember riding around in the back seat of my Dad’s 1970 Ford Mustang. It would be a Friday or Saturday night, and often my brother Jeff and I would be involved in parental dates – sometimes my parents’ “dates” consisted of driving us around for hours, because they couldn’t afford a babysitter. That was the start of how I came to love the Beatles. We would listen to their albums on 8-track, driving around and all singing the whole…

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When it comes to running effective board meetings, does something smell fishy around here?

You know the drill: the agenda was distributed late (if at all). The action items are vague, and many of them aren’t even action items (more on that later). Expectations haven’t been set in order to hold everyone accountable. Yep, you’re about to head into another board meeting that could have been a board phone call or an email. What’s worse, you don’t even know what time the meeting will end (will you be late to pick up your 7-year-old…

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