Questions to Make Meaning


Questions to Make Meaning

By Michael Ward

Posted 1/24/2013 by Elizabeth Derrico


I looked up and it was the third week in January. How did it happen that we are careening headlong into the NABE-NCBP-NCBF Midyear Meetings with the Bar Leadership Institute following very soon after? No doubt about it, time got away from me as we kicked off 2013. You can see it in the paucity of blog posts and in the receipts to be filed. Time is our one non-renewable resource. Once we’ve spent it idly flipping through the latest celebrity gossip sheet or sitting in a meeting that goes nowhere, we can never get it back. It is true for our organizations as well.


Questions of strategy revolve around how we are spending our time. As many of our associations head into budget season, it is a good time to reflect on how we are aligning our mission, vision and values to serve our members and the profession. My colleague Julie Deacon, executive director of the Maine State Bar Association posted a link on her Facebook  page to these questions. They will help shape the next 49 weeks both for ourselves and for our organizations. How will you have a year that matters?