Life. Achieve.

1. ] A preparation video for the SIM Boston Chapter’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

I was honored @ the 50th anniversary of the Society of Information Management [SIM], in Dallas Fort Worth, 4/11-13/2018. Of the 11 SIM founders, I was the “kid”, [that’s really why I’m the only one left!!] but was also the only one then, with real $, time, and  staff. All the others were authors, government officials, full professors, etc., except my boss, who was also a founder, and simply said “Get this done”. So I ran SIM for three years in my budget with three very competent young female analysts, and he approved every thing we decided to do. In addition, Twenty five years later a program I designed and implemented in my own business [to help emerging leader understand who they might be/how/when], I re-designed  and started for SIM. It was SIM’s first program of leadership development, which they multiplied and still do today, now called Regional Leadership Forum [RLF]. There are c. 7 RLF’s in SIM Chapter areas, that produce the lion’s share of SIM revenue. Now very many of both Chapter and National leaders are graduates of that program. Both this combined 50th and 25th anniversary celebration in DFW, was generously and tastefully done, including two other long standing friends/collaborators, Bart Bolton and Darwin John, both of whom were basic to bringing The Society, plus RLF, to it’s impactful position today!! Importantly ready for the challenges of the Future, all SIM members face, in every profession!!

Boston was the 2nd chapter in SIM, and has been robustly led, consistently every year since then, generally trying out new areas of service for it’s very large growing membership. One was to pick up, and expand on, the leadership development program I had re- structured for SIM, specifically, in Chicago, put Bart Bolton in charge to run it spectacularly well there ,all these years.

The following video. led by two Boston legendary chapter leaders, Les Ball & Brad Sweet, provides the background which lead to SIM’s honoring both Bart and I, in DFW @ the 2018 Annual gathering for all SIM members this last year .

2] My Lifetime Achievement Award

This SIM Chicago Chapter announcement, written by Trustee there, a longtime friend and collaborator, captures  concisely I believe, the depth, scope, and importance reflected in that history , growth, energy, and success of SIM International, which was so graciously and thoughtfully done several months ago @ this years DFW  annual gathering

The Leadership Achievement Award from SIM International

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