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Strategic Alliances and Consolidations: Exploring cooperation among cooperatives

By Art Sherwood 186 Sept-Oct 2016 New competition. Shrinking margins. Tighter supply. Rising labor costs. Saturated advertising. Poaching of great employees. Competing in the natural- [...]

Video Field Guide: Introduction to the Four Pillars

Succinct introduction to the Four Pillars of Cooperative Governance: Teaming, Accountable Empowerment, Democracy and Strategic Leadership, and how these concepts strengthen co-ops and communities. This [...]

Video Field Guide: Four Pillars – Strategic Leadership

In a world where smart, fast, moves are a marketplace necessity, strategic leadership creates shared agreement regarding the future vision.

Reinventing our Cooperative Democracy: A Conversation

By Art Sherwood, Todd Wallace 175 November-December 2014 In 2013, the International Cooperative Alliance, in its “Blueprint for a Cooperative Decade,” identified the elevating of [...]

Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade

By Marilyn Scholl, Art Sherwood 170 January - February 2014 The Blueprint for a Cooperative Decade is the overarching agenda for the ICA, its members, [...]

Four Pillars of Cooperative Governance

By Marilyn Scholl, Art Sherwood 170 January - February 2014 Great leaders demonstrate how to be a force for good in local communities and beyond. [...]

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Missing Links: Why they don’t teach co-ops at U.S. business schools, and how we can create connections

By Art Sherwood 167 July-August 2013 I am often asked, “Why don’t you teach co-ops in the business schools?” As a true believer in and [...]

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Strategic Leadership is a Cooperative Effort

By Art Sherwood 172 May-June 2014 Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change [...]

Building a Positive BOD/GM Relationship

Strategic Leadership

The Growth Roadway

By Art Sherwood 163 November-December 2012 Expansion and growth are on the minds of many cooperative board and management leaders. And this makes sense, since [...]

Ends to Ends Strategic Process

Chapters: Overview Ends to Interpretation Interpretations to Strategic Planning Planning to Action Ends Reporting Communicating Ends Accomplishment Note: Click to view all chapters      

Effective Boards and Teams II: Teamwork, Process, and Decision-Making

Building a Positive Board Performance Culture 2 of 2

Building a positive board performance culture takes continuous work and vigilance on the part of the board. Part I explored the vital concepts of Shared [...]

Cooperative Strategic Leadership Article

By Art Sherwood 157 November - December - 2011 There has been much discussion, debate and downright argument about the role of the board in [...]

Power Triggers, Seesaw Battles and Handcar Cooperation

By Art Sherwood 154 May - June - 2011 Most would agree that a healthy board-general manager relationship not only makes the co-op run more [...]

Building a Positive Board Performance Culture 1 of 2

Imagine a board that moves positively forward with a shared understanding of board purpose; following their own words about how they will operate and doing [...]

How to be a Successful Board Chair/President

Panelists Alex Gyori - GM, Brattleboro Donna Stroup - Board President, Bloomingfoods Steve Peterson - Board President, Oneota

Building Successful Board/GM Relationship

Presented by Art Sherwood & Todd Wallace CBLD Board Consultants   Panelists Amy Holt - Board President Lexington Co-op Market Buffalo, NY Rose Marie Klee [...]

Building a Successful Board-GM Relationship

Presented by Art Sherwood & Todd Wallace CBLD Board Consultants   Panelists Amy Holt - Board President Lexington Co-op Market Buffalo, NY Rose Marie Klee [...]