The COVID-19 Pandemic Raises Critical Questions for Our Future

Written by Dave Wegge

As we begin to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is interesting to note the language that is being used to speak of the new era that we are entering. A couple of items have particularly struck me. I have heard several people saying, “I can’t wait until we get through the COVID pandemic and return to normal.” While I am not a soothsayer about the future, I believe thinking about the past year as an “event” and looking forward to returning to “normal” may not be what is in store for us in the future. There are a number of questions that our experiences from the past year have raised for us.

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Doors in Our Lives

Written by Dave Wegge

I have been thinking a lot about doors recently. No, not the doors to our homes or places of work, but the doors of our lives.

The year 2021 provides a new door for all of us – and walking through new doors can be risky and/or provide opportunities. We need to be willing to take the right risks, but also have the strength to stand firm and close those doors that need to be closed. As we step across the threshold into 2021, I encourage you to make this a special year in your life or in the life of your organization by opening wide the doors to gratitude and growth.

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What a Year, What a Year!

Written by Dave Wegge

During this pandemic I have been watching a great deal of old shows on YouTube. Recently I saw bits by Rodney Dangerfield. He would always open his act by coming on stage, adjusting his tie, and saying “What a crowd, what a crowd.” I would revise that for this message as “What a year, what a year!” 

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Stop and Thank the People Who Make a Difference in Our Lives

Written by Dave Wegge

“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives,” President John F. Kennedy 

As we approach the end of 2020, this quote from President Kennedy captures my deep gratitude for the people who have contributed to the Bay Area Community Council’s (BACC) accomplishments over the past year. 

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Three Horizon Model

Written by Dave Wegge

The Bay Area Community Council (BACC) is experiencing an exciting and productive 2020. BACC is walking-the-talk of our role in strategic foresight. For the past three years, BACC has trained leaders in nonprofits, business, education, and government to use the tools of foresight analysis to guide their organizations into the future. For the past three months, BACC has used a foresight tool, the Three Horizons model, to guide the future of BACC.

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Courageous Followership

Written by Dave Wegge

Leadership has paid significant attention to the COVID 19 pandemic.  Leaders in the public arena from the President down to local leaders are trying to navigate this ever-changing environment. Nonprofit leaders are working diligently to respond to the needs of their clients.  Business leaders are scrambling to serve their customers, some to even save their business. 

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