Facilitation Friday #25: Five Keys to Strategy Discussions

Idea Architects

He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Facilitation Friday #25: Five Keys to Strategy Discussions. When was the last time you were in a session intended to produce good strategy that actually did so? Too often strategy conversations are anything but strategic. Simply put, strategy is "the practice of figuring out the best way to get from here to there" ( Mike Arauz ). A tactic or a strategy?

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Leadership Limerick: Time for.

Idea Architects

He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Every Monday, I offer a leadership limerick, highlighting an idea or strategy about effective leadership in limerick form. Some people like to learn online For them, this medium is fine. Others best engage face-to-face. Increasingly effective conference design is not about face-to-face OR virtual, but about the AND. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. Dec 2002 (6).

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Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Leadership Limerick: Gratitude, Not.

Idea Architects

He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Every Monday, I offer a leadership limerick, highlighting an idea or strategy about effective leadership in limerick form. During the months of November and December when so many holiday cards and gifts are exchanged, its important to remember their true purpose: reconnecting, reaffirming, and renewing the relationships we value. Its a great tie-in to what I was saying. Dec 2002 (6).

Facilitation Friday #22: Conversation Detours, Not Roadblocks

Idea Architects

He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. They act as invisible barricades to continuing the previous line of thought. Some participants will feel personally rejected; others will wonder if the group is not open to new ideas. It doesnt have to be this way. It is our role as facilitators to ensure that it doesnt. We shouldnt experience these statements as barricades, but simply as another voiced contribution to manage.

Facilitation Friday #19: Resisiting Resistance is Futile

Idea Architects

He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. At some point it is going to happen. While you do want to observe it long enough in order to be sure you need to intervene and are prepared to do so, you generally cant simply ignore it. Doing so can impede the ability of the group to move forward on its stated objectives whether you are facilitating a planning session, a workshop, or a regular staff meeting.

Making a Difference in a World that Seems Different

Idea Architects

He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. But upon closer examination, it is a statement that really does not hold up to closer scrutiny. How many elements of it truly are different than they were 6-12 months ago? What has changed is how make sense of the things we encounter and the value we attach to them. So, what’s a leader to do in a world in which individual meaning making may be different than it once was?

Top 20 Tech Sites That SocialFish Follows

SocialFish

People utilize technology for granted and to keep themselves updated. As this year is coming to an end, here are the top 20 recognized tech websites in the world that we follows. This tech website provides the most relevant information from the latest apps to the latest tech news from recognized companies happening worldwide. These blogs are related to the latest product reviews, news, tech guides and many more.

Thinking and thriving

Aaron Wolowiec

To start us off, I spoke with Jeff De Cagna , founder of Principled Innovation LLC. After serving as an association executive for more than 10 years, De Cagna launched his company in 2002 to challenge association boards, CEOs and executives to build their organizations to thrive in an uncertain future. It lays the groundwork for new strategies and helps association leaders plunge into a future that may seem murky, at best.

Top 20 Tech Sites That SocialFish Follows

SocialFish

People utilize technology for granted and to keep themselves updated. As this year is coming to an end, here are the top 20 recognized tech websites in the world that we follows. This tech website provides the most relevant information from the latest apps to the latest tech news from recognized companies happening worldwide. These blogs are related to the latest product reviews, news, tech guides and many more.

Tips For Making Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Associations Now

adults surveyed by Marist Poll last month [PDF], the most common New Year’s resolutions were to lose weight and exercise more. Go back to school (4). Get closer to God (4). Be kinder to others (1). But how long can you stick to them? We’re almost a week into 2015, so we think this is a fair question to ask our readers: How many of you have already given up on your New Year’s resolution? So, how can we make our resolutions stick?

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Arrested Development? A Strategic Approach to Technology Reboots Association Growth

.orgCommunity

Somewhere back in the Dark Ages of IT- say two years ago, because that’s how fast the electronic world moves now ¬- we thought about technology as a tool to do business. It is become integral to almost every customer experience. And, any successful plan to grow membership or develop new business must be centered around how people interact with your brand. This requires looking at how we position ourselves in the market differently.

What Is Your Transparency Architecture?

SocialFish

We want to be transparent, we support transparency, we’re increasing transparency. Some are, of course, but this is one where you actually need to work hard to get to that place where the rubber meets the road. You have to figure out how to do transparency. I know, I know, but for the record, Whole Foods does this and they seem to be doing okay). But I never meant for it to be all about salaries.

2104 Summer Recommended Reading

Holly Duckworth

Member engagement, recruitment, and retention are fundamental activities that all membership organizations must master to ensure the growth and viability of their organizations over the long term. The Art of Membership by Sheri Jacobs, CAE, provides associations and membership organizations with the practical tools they need to build a loyal and diverse membership base over the long term. To purchase: [link]. To purchase visit: [link]. To purchase: [link].

Moneyball and Management Innovation

Jamie Notter

I don’t think it’s cinematic genius necessarily, but it crystallizes some ideas for me that are central to my work, and central to what we’re saying in Humanize. Before I go any further, though, I have to point out a blog post that I already know is better than the one I’m writing here, and it covers the the game-changing lessons in Moneyball. We’re not seeing how the leadership game has changed. Strategy Means Change. Strategy.

Online Community Vendor Spotlight: Socious

SocialFish

As you may have heard, Lindy and I are working on a white paper - working title Building Community For Associations: SocialFish on Six Social Networking Platform Providers to the Association Industry - which will provide information about six online community vendors. I will post one every few days in the run up to ASAE's Annual Meeting, at which time we'll have more information available on the full white paper (which will of course be a free download). Socious was started in 2002.

Context Is Everything: Online Communities

Beth Kanter

After I wrote up this summary on my blog, How To Get Started Thinking About Online Peer Learning Communities for Nonprofit Professionals , Mitch offered to write a guest post reflecting on peer learning online and online communities. I thought it might be fun (and useful) to take a look back at this AdMarketing conversation. At the time, we invited Internet thought-leaders to participate in an email list discussion, focusing on interactive tools.

Why Komen Was Destined to Clash with Social Media

SocialFish

Kami and I and a few other friends had some deep discussions about the recent Komen/Planned Parenthood PR crisis, and how it all related to Humanize , and we thought it would be amazing if Kami would write up an analysis for us by taking the lessons from the book and applying them to this unfolding situation. Anyone who has ever worked for a large organization knows the tangle of bureaucratic tape that it usually takes to get anything done.

Business Ideas for Women

SocialFish

Women have always been known as the “weaker sex,” and there has definitely been this misconception that women cannot handle big jobs and that they need to be rescued. Well, some of this may be true, but in today’s world, we are moving further and further away from a sexist mentality into a world where we want to believe that we can all be equal. She desired to break into boulder’s natural foods industry and applied to every position that was available.

Membership Marketing Blog: Your Membership Value Equation

Membership Marketing

Philip Kotler, Marketing Management, Prentice Hall; 11 edition (May 2002). Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. So how do you change the value equation? There are five options according to logic and Kotler -- raise benefits, reduce costs, raise benefits and reduce costs, raise benefits by more than you raise cost, or lover benefits by less than you raise costs. What is the best direction for your organization to increase the value equation?

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