Transition Management Consulting, Inc.
  • The Explorers (Part 1)

    by Bob Van Hook and Jackie Eder-Van Hook
  • The Explorers - Does This Stuff Make You Happy? (Part 2)

    by Bob Van Hook and Jackie Eder-Van Hook
  • The Explorers - Chaos Happens, Or The Trickster Delivers (Part 3)

    by Bob Van Hook and Jackie Eder-Van Hook
  • The Explorers - The Long Journey Home (Part 4)

    by Bob Van Hook and Jackie Eder-Van Hook
  • Will Staff Quit If the Exec Leaves?

    by Bob Van Hook
    One of the questions that potential clients often ask is, “If we let our executive go, isn’t there a risk that other staff members will walk out the door? Won’t our members rebel and go crazy?”
  • When Benefits Aren’t a Benefit

    by Jackie Eder-Van Hook
    American Express like most credit cards has a policy that if your credit card is lost, stolen, or damaged they’ll replace it within 24 hours. This is an invaluable service, especially for those who travel a lot. On a recent plane trip without my wallet, I learned the hard way that not all benefits or organizations are created equal with some interesting implications for associations.
  • On the Value of a Mini-Sabbatical

    by Bob Van Hook
    I thought I had it figured out. It was my time to retire, to take is easy. Jackie generously agreed to take over as president of our company, Transition Management Consulting (TMC). We worked on the transition for several months. Sometimes it was easy, sometimes hard. It’s hard to stop working.
  • Assessing External Relations

    by Bob Van Hook
    An association colleague recently posted a question that he was looking for criteria to use when considering whether or not to collaborate with other organizations. Very good question because too many organizations waste a lot of time in organizational collaborations that don’t have much payoff.
  • Still Searching for Excellence

    by Jackie Eder-Van Hook
    As the Internet overflows with information, the perennial question is whether the information is credible. As an association professional, I am curious about whether we sufficiently critical in reading materials in the modern business press?
  • 350 Definitions for Leadership – Really?

    by Jackie Eder-Van Hook
    I LOVE testing my own assumptions and entertaining and discussing provocative questions. Recently, I was working on a project focused on leadership and decided to really delve into what it means to be a leader, what do we know about leadership, who is a leader, and who says so.