Author: Eric Douglas

Eric Douglas is the senior partner and founder of Leading Resources Inc., a consulting firm that focuses on developing high-performing organizations. For more than 20 years, Eric has successfully helped a wide array of government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and corporations achieve breakthroughs in performance. His new book The Leadership Equation helps leaders achieve strategic clarity, manage change effectively, and build a leadership culture.

Tips for Non-Profits To Manage Complex, Multi-Funder Projects

Our work at LRI often involves facilitating complex planning processes with high stakes in which several state agencies and departments serve as co-leads and co-sponsors. These projects often require establishing and facilitating high-level “blue ribbon” commissions.

5 Principles to Improve Corporate Governance

The New York Times had interesting article recently about an essay by a former corporate lawyer named Jamie Gamble. Gamble has been exposed to the inner sanctums of some of America’s most prominent corporations.

The Art of Leadership: Balancing the Intuitive and Logical Mind

The creative process draws on two ways of thinking: the intuitive and logical mind. In this blog, I take a look at how those aspects of mind work together. And what it means for people who want to be the best leaders they can be.

The Search for a New CEO at Wells Fargo

I have a plan for turning Wells Fargo around. It’s called “Return on Integrity” (ROI).

Sharpening the Focus of a Board

Several new clients have contacted us in the past few weeks looking for help with their Boards. Here are the problems that they talked about.

Leading Innovation in 2019

For a client of ours, we recently compiled a special edition of The Working Report highlighting the best articles on leading innovation. I’ve selected a few key takeaways for leaders to consider.

Effective Board Governance: 10 New Year’s Resolutions

In the spirit of the new year, here are 10 resolutions I think could apply to the boards of directors of non-profits and public agencies. Pick at least one for yourself and let’s check in 12 months from now!

When Non-Profit Board Members Go “Rogue”

A fundamental principle that we teach about effective boards is this: It’s the board that makes decisions, not individual board members. Where do you draw the line between the free flow of ideas and board discipline?

The Real Coaching Conversation

Real change requires that people make a personal choice and assume responsibility for doing things differently than they’ve done before.

How to Prevent Meeting “Burnout”

In a world where you need to lead through others, more communication is needed, not less. The key is in more crisply managed meetings.