There is nothing more frustrating when doing research to finally find a blog via a Google search and going YES! YES! This was the topic I was looking for! Then you link to the particular blog post hoping to find more only to discover the abandoned blog. That search term you were looking for was in a post from 2012 and the writer is Gone, Gone, Gone.
For those of you who have missed my pithy comments on leadership, association management and organizational behavior, I am back! For those of you who are unfamiliar with this blog, I was on a journey to achieve my Ph.D. in Organization and Management with a Leadership specialization. As my deadline for completion was looming perilously close I opted to take a sabbatical and finish. I am a Ph.D. survivor! Once that goal was accomplished I focused on finding gainful employment. I am happy to report that I was able to successfully transition my association management background and skills to another industry (my second career goal) and best of all I work 100% remotely, telecommuting from my backyard pool (or at least I will this summer) or my comfortable family room sofa (my third career goal). I passed my “Probationary Period” 15 days ago.
So I am no longer Gone, Gone, Gone and will resume my blog effective this week! I know many were anxiously awaiting the strategies for sunsetting a sacred cow (association program with little value but being held on tenaciously by volunteer leadership). You may also want to review Part 1 of the series: Evidenced Based Management and Why You Need It.