2) No strategic plan We fear organization. We focus upon the trivial because it is easy. We avoid the challenging, difficult, tough issues. We don’t have time to do it right but we always have time to do it over.
3) Meetings are a mess. Start late. Food, beverages, smoking, phones. Repetitious. Boring. No agenda or a “kind of” agenda. No development of the organization. This is your 1 opportunity that week. Make it count.
4) The few, the loud, the idiots. We allow the loud to dominate the organization. We bystand while the idiots define our organization. We use terms such as “Brotherly” to justify our inaction. We don’t challenge or push back.
Define it: Make it a sentence or two Some members of the chapter are engaged in hazing. We have a % of members who see ABG as “Beer and men/women” Some members are using drugs. Most members are distant and apart from the institution and the national organization.
What are the issues? Eliminate the euphemisms: Kinda, sorta, maybe, like, technically and the generalities…”Nationals university, the campus paper, our alumnae/alumni…” Culture hides in non-specific terms.
YMTC: The NIU visit… “Dave, what do you think our major problem is?”
“Why are we here?” The windshield wiper effect P
YMTC: At the University of New Hampshire Wynn Smiley, your CEO, will make a recommendation to your High Council: “Maintain the charter or withdraw or revoke it” Schedule: President @ 2:00; EC @ 3:00; chapter meeting @ 4:00 p.m.