4 Ways Association Executives Can Reduce Staff Stress
JULY 15, 2016
Association Management Association Executives Employee ProductivityWhat costs employers $300 billion per year? Workplace stress.
Seeking Two Brave Association Executives
MAY 2, 2017
Your courage and curiosity could earn you a free place at a conference in Canada this summer! I wanted to share an exciting opportunity surrounding the Engaging Associations Forum conference, which will be held in Ottawa, Ontario July 19 th -21 st. (To To read more about the conference, click here ).
CalSAE Association Executives Name 6 Big Trends for 2014
FEBRUARY 5, 2014
and they''re only gettin'' better I''m doin'' all right Gettin'' good grades The future''s so bright I gotta wear shades.Timbuk 3 I am lucky enough to get to play along with the California Society of Association Executives (CalSAE) IDEAL(TM) learning laboratory. Things are going great.
Innovation for Association Executives
OCTOBER 31, 2014
They claim that the key to success lies in building better capabilities for execution and implementation that will enable us to deliver on our promises and beat the competition.”. I’m thinking about innovation in the context of managing associations and non-profit enterprises.
Replacing the Engine While Flying the Plane: The Association Executive’s Guide to 21st Century Change
MARCH 2, 2017
Leading Your Association Over Uncharted Territory Association executives and directors have been hearing for years now that change is coming. One association executive we’ve spoken to described this process as “replacing the engine while flying the plane.”
7 Oldies but Goodies for Associations Executives
SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
ASAE association boards Association CEOs association executives association governance association professionals SCD Group SCDdailyThe other night some couples were discussing their favorite “old” television programs. You know: Seinfield, Mork & Mindy, Laverne & Shirley, etc.
A Letter to Executives - From an Extraordinary Assistant, Erin Glaser
MAY 7, 2013
As many top level executives know, having a good assistant can make the difference between time well spent and a day wasted on busy work. Having an effective relationship with your assistant is key to improving your own efficiency and the quality of your work. The following are three areas that are vital to creating an ideal relationship between you and your assistant
Get Support for Your Association’s Community Strategy: How to Align with Your Board and Executive Team’s Priorities
DECEMBER 23, 2015
Association Management Association Executives Member EngagementA few years ago, comic hypnotists were a big draw on the corporate speaking circuit. Many companies hired them at retreats, conferences, annual meetings, and the like.
How a Tech Solution Saved This Executive Director’s Membership Growth Strategy
Wild Apricot Blog
OCTOBER 7, 2016
The story of how one executive director managed to turn around a failing growth strategy with a software solution, hitting 25% growth in six months. membership management software membership-growth executive-directorBased on The Tech Effect webinar, which runs each month at Wild Apricot.
Executive Recruitment: Lessons From Megyn Kelly’s Move to NBC
JANUARY 9, 2017
When hiring for your association’s executive positions, take these steps to make sure you’re getting the best people. Associations need to attract executives who can fulfill their missions and lead their organizations into the future.
6 Lessons for Association Executives
SEPTEMBER 14, 2014
Muhtar Kent, chairman and chief executive officer of the Coca-Cola Co, wrote an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal headlined Truett Cathy’s Lessons on Life & Business. As I read these six characteristic s, I envisioned them as pretty good lessons for association volunteers, leaders and association executives. As you think of your association (yourself, you other association executives and your volunteers), which of these characteristics are most important?
[Cool Infographic Friday] Coaching Executives for Engagement
NOVEMBER 14, 2014
“Members are more engaged in communities with executive participation.” ” Isn’t that all you need to know? ———-. photo credit ). Featured Useful Data
How Can Your Executives Help Your Community Managers?
DECEMBER 9, 2015
When planning a community, it can be hard to distinguish just how your organization’s executives can support the community manager in building a successful customer community. However, this is a very important step because the executives are usually responsible for organizing and prioritizing company priorities and goals.
Toxic Boards & Association Executives
JUNE 16, 2013
Lost two executives in a year; one staying only four months. If you are an association executive looking at a job (CEO or other) in a different association, you need to determine whether or not that association’s board is toxic.
Associations Unplugged: Four Questions for Association Executives
MARCH 20, 2013
As I listen to association executives today, I sometimes think about that experience and wonder if many associations are still in the dial-up mode focused on desk top computers, fax machines, static websites and quarterly printed publications.
Failure is good: it's about learning. Mistakes are bad execution
JUNE 7, 2012
On Tuesday, Maddie and I presented at the Blogworld New York conference, along with Amy Sample Ward from NTEN. It was fabulous to present with Amy. She told great stories about how NTEN actually puts into practice a
5 articles for Association Executives
OCTOBER 25, 2015
jamienotter Andy Crestodina ASAE Association CEOs association executives Associations Now Maggie McGary Orbit Media Samantha Whitehorne SCD Group Social FishGenerational Differences Are Real By Jamie Notter via JamieNotter blog In case you were wondering, there is actual historical theory that explains the generations. Before you write anything that declares generations to be a hoax, please read Generations, by William Strauss and Neil Howe.
What does a fired college football coach’s lawsuit mean for association executives?
DECEMBER 8, 2015
ASAE association boards Association CEOs association executives association professionals discrimination SCD Group Steve Sarkisian USCIf your association’s CEO (or any other staffer) showed up “slightly drunk” at a member meeting or a board meeting, how would your association react?
The Accidental Executive Director
NonProfit University Blog
FEBRUARY 6, 2014
Recently, we got a query from someone wanting to know the statistics on how many executive director tenures last 25 years. And it is this lethal combination of one without the other that makes for an executive director who should not be. The executive director!
Attention! Association Executives 55+
NOVEMBER 6, 2014
ASAE Association CEOs association executives association professionals retirement retirement planning SCD Group What do you do? Who are you? As you get closer to retiring, those are the questions you can expect others to ask you. Retirement planning involves more than just financial planning.
7 Readings for Association Executives
APRIL 8, 2013
SCD Group LinkedIn USA Today Nancy Schwartz Jeff Hurt Boomers Associations Now association executives Twtter SCD Group is relocating its office. During this transition, Steve is revisiting and/or updating some former blogs.
What Does a Great Executive Transition Look Like?
NOVEMBER 2, 2015
Jane Garthson (Garthson Leadership) [link] sat down with TPG's Jack Shand a couple of weeks ago to discuss the process of a smooth and successful Executive Transition.
Survey: Big Decisions Challenge Association Executives
APRIL 25, 2016
A new study from Heidrick & Struggles and George Mason University has found that many association executives lean on senior staffers or board members when presented with tough personnel and financial decisions.
Online Communities Reap Benefits From Volunteer, Executive Leadership
MAY 14, 2014
Strategy, governance, and executive leadership. Executive participation affects success. Executive participation as suggested by The CR report could also equate to board-member participation in the association setting. Do your board members, executive team, or CEO participate?
Association Executives: Provocative Proposals Research Project
JANUARY 20, 2011
Second stage is cut. We're now in orbit. Stabilizers up, runnning perfect. Starting to collect requested data. "What will it affect when all is done?" " thinks Major Tom.Major Tom, Coming Home - Peter Schilling The Short of It
Words Matter to Success of Association Executives
APRIL 29, 2013
especially to association executives. Here are two other past posts about the importance of the words you use: 11/6 Easy reading is hard writing: Lessons for Association Communicators 3/6 Words Matter for Association Executives: 3 Tips to Make an Impact.
Association Executive Calling it Quits
MARCH 31, 2013
SCD Group is relocating its office. During this transition, Steve is revisiting and/or updating some former blogs. Last fall I posted two pieces about "knowing when it is time to leave: 13 Associations Execs Share Comments on “How do you know when it is time to leave?”.
Leadership tips for association executives from General Motors CEO
SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
Dan Akerson association leaders SCD Group GM Association CEOs USA Today association professionals association executives ASAE GM CEO Dan Akerson. A few weeks ago, USA Today’s James R. Healey wrote a great piece about leadership ideas from GM’s CEO Dan Akerson. You can watch a video.
Dear Association Executive: You Are Not Providing Education!
SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
Dear Association Executive: Is education in your organization’s mission statement? The post Dear Association Executive: You Are Not Providing Education! Note: Revised and reposted from a 2011 post.
New NBA Players Union Executive Blazes New Trail
AUGUST 4, 2014
300+ The number of candidates the National Basketball Players Association considered during a 17-month process to replace former Executive Director Billy Hunter, who was ousted from the role after an internal audit that ended last year.
Lessons from the Top 50 Companies for Executive Women
FEBRUARY 6, 2014
While the overwhelming majority of Fortune 500 companies are still lagging in female representation in leadership positions, associations can learn a thing or two from the few dozen that are making it easier for women to climb the executive ladder.
Welcoming a New Chief Executive
Thanks For Playing
SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
If you've been paying attention to CEO Update , you've probably noticed that announcements of CEO retirements are increasing and, as a result, the listings of CEO openings are picking up. That means a lot of CEOs are going to be starting new positions soon.
13 scary board situations for association executives
OCTOBER 30, 2013
In managing their nonprofit organizations, association executives often find themselves facing unexpected situations. Yikes, this is a tough one for the association executive. Problem is executive sessions. © 2013 Mike Drake.
Get Out Before You Are Forced Out: Steve Ballmer’s Lesson for Association Executives
NOVEMBER 20, 2013
That seems to be hard for most association executives. Lessons from association executives. The Board holds more frequent executive sessions without you. SCD Group Association CEOs Steve Ballmer Time to Leave association executives Microsoft association leadership ASAE
Are Doing and Thinking Switchable Tasks for Association Executives?
MAY 2, 2013
These uses of time (and brain) challenge association executives daily. SCD Group association management association strategies association executives association leadership ASAE
Why the Brewers Association Hired an Executive Chef
APRIL 1, 2015
To extend beer’s reach into the culinary world, the Brewers Association has added an unusual position to its staff roster: executive chef. The post Why the Brewers Association Hired an Executive Chef appeared first on Associations Now
Technology Trends and Associations: An Interview with Reggie Henry of the American Society of Association Executives
NOVEMBER 6, 2014
[link]. Reggie Henry is the association industry’s favorite technology guru and CIO of ASAE.
Conference Execution As Attendee Learning
APRIL 28, 2014
We focus primarily on the efficient execution of delivery of content. The post Conference Execution As Attendee Learning appeared first on Velvet Chainsaw's Midcourse Corrections.
What the world needs is more association executives
Golden's Rules for Association
AUGUST 19, 2012
Closing the ASAE annual meeting in Dallas, author Dan Pink argued that, regardless of profession, we are all in sales. But the characteristics, skills and traits he described as essential for success sounded to my ears like precisely the attributes that distinguish effective association leaders, and differentiate us as a profession. Read more in my [.]. The Nature of Associations The Way We Are #asae12 Association Management association profession role of associations
Canadian Society of Association Executives Puts Its Cards On the Table
JUNE 11, 2015
There’s a lot of experimenting going on at the Canadian Society of Association Executives lately. The post Canadian Society of Association Executives Puts Its Cards On the Table appeared first on Associations Now