Timeless gift ideas for the non-profit Chair in your life

Whether starting out, or a masterful Chair, many tools of this craft are the same. And one can always use more of these…

That said, if you have a bit more to spend, there are a few even more valuable ideas right at the end.

The three essentials tools for good Chairing




A good fountain pen need not cost a fortune. Take note. This one looks smart in both the boardroom and on the front line. And yes, you might need those notes says a16z: ‘The Most Boring Yet Valuable’ 20 Minutes‘. Beautiful Danish design. Arne Jacobsen no less. Practice balancing on three legs. Or as Archer & Cameron call Governance, Operations, Behaviours: the foundation of successful collaboration: (see book below).
Image courtesy of Republic of Fritz Hansen. ANT™ 3100, chair, coloured ash. Designer: Arne Jacobsen.

A Chair in action

2016 Leadership Institute Main Session: A Rapido Recap from Michael Ambjorn on Vimeo.

Scaling your intent: personal & professional development for non-profit Chairs




Get inside your head to transform how you work. How to build relationships, handle conflict and share control. Give membership of the relevant national body, for example the Association of Chairs (UK) or BoardSource (US).
Andy Gibson: A Mind For Business David Archer & Alex Cameron: Collaborative Leadership

Association of Chairs logo - https://www.associationofchairs.org.uk/BoardSource logo - from https://boardsource.org/

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