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The Problem With Associations’ Tendency to Complicate Situations

Smooth The Path

The post The Problem With Associations’ Tendency to Complicate Situations appeared first on Smooth The Path. Related: Learn about members’ why. Do our association’s members feel taken care of? When to make innovation a priority for your association.

Super Control Freak Tendencies Stunt Your Conference Growth

Velvet Chainsaw

The challenge with your control freak tendencies is that you will eventually hit a ceiling. The post Super Control Freak Tendencies Stunt Your Conference Growth appeared first on Velvet Chainsaw. Ok, admit it! You’re good at the details. You have an eye for minutia.

SCD Group: 8 articles important to association executives and.

SCD Group

Gen-Y has shown a tendency to support heritage brands and engage with Here is the best of the week for busy association professionals. Enjoy your July 4th holiday! Five Ways to Market to Gen-Y By Tim Hare via MarketingProfs.com.

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Bonus content – Event Garde e-news May edition

Aaron Wolowiec

A: As an education and events director for fellow association professionals, my tendency toward being an extreme learner is perhaps the best way I can better my industry. Gina Sutherland, director of education and events, CalSAE.

What Do YOU See?

Spark Consulting

I definitely recommend checking out the entire thing , but there was one thing in particular she said that stuck with me: One of the great dangers of leadership, I think, is the tendency to believe your own hype.

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Best Practices for Boards and Working Groups

Association Management

If one or two members are in disagreement, there is a tendency for the rest of the committee to win them over before moving on. Sometimes you can find information for best practices for Boards and working groups in the most unusual of places.

An Introvert’s Guide to Growing a Private Online Community

Higher Logic

Because introverts can, in fact, be some of the most successful social media and online community managers , all despite their tendency to keep to themselves. Your introvert tendencies make you an excellent fit for community management.

The Pros and Cons of Free Food at the Office

Associations Now

A CNBC report from earlier this year noted that there’s a tendency for people to snack on things when they’re procrastinating or when they’re talking to other people, without even realizing it.

Report: Thought Leadership Has a More Direct Effect Than You Think

Associations Now

stated that the study reflected a tendency by organizations to take thought leadership for granted, when it’s really putting an organization’s full value on display. “It

How do you Handle Negativity in your Association’s Meetings?

Association Leaders

Here’s a definition from dictionary.com: Negativity is a tendency to be downbeat, disagreeable, and skeptical. Associations are groups of people or companies in the same profession or industry or with similar interests working toward a common goal. By definition, when groups of people get together to take some action, there will be discussions, debates, and disagreement.

How to Bear (and Be the Bearer of) Bad News

Associations Now

In a number of test cases—a doctor delivering a cancer diagnosis, a gate agent announcing a flight delay—the researchers found that those who hear the bad news have a tendency to ascribe ill intentions to the messenger.

Daily Buzz: Relaunch Your Online Community

Associations Now

Leaders everywhere in the world have a tendency to name the wrong person manager and then train them on administrative things, not how to maximize human potential.”. Is your online community inactive or failing to meet goals? It might be time for an update.

Giving Ourselves Permission to Think Strategically

Smooth The Path

Related posts: The problem with association’s tendency to complicate situations. What does the act of strategic thinking look like? It might look like staring into space, taking a walk down the hall for a coffee, taking a shower, laying in bed, or jogging in the park.

Finding the Best Managers

Jamie Notter

Managers have their own tendency to interfere, dictate, second-guess, and be a backseat driver. Conventional wisdom says we find those “A Team” players coming out of the top colleges and universities, with the best grades and test scores.

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Apple Moves Away from Secrecy, Joins AI Group

Associations Now

Famously, Apple has long had a tendency toward secrecy. Apple has struggled at times to balance its desire to keep things under wraps with the AI field’s tendency to share its research.

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Facebook Click Bait Changes and How They Affect Your Advocacy Content

Beekeeper Group

Teaser headlines have the tendency to draw people in, goading them to read on or click through. What Is Click bait? You’ll never believe what Facebook announced today! Read on to find out about the jaw-dropping news that was shared exclusively with us. Have your attention, do we?

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Study Reveals Career Cost of Promoting Diversity, For Some

Associations Now

For women and minorities who advocate for other women and minorities in the workplace, the price of promoting diversity might come as a less favorable performance review, according to a new University of Colorado study. Promoting diversity in the workplace is a hard-line goal in many organizations.

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The Price of Honesty

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

My tendency is toward the latter. Honesty can be really expensive. At least it seems like it. Because if I were to tell you a list of truths, you might make decisions about me that were not necessarily pleasant. For example: I hate exercise.

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LEGO: Don’t End Your Community

Higher Logic

From what I can see, it looks like a need for strict control and a tendency for over-moderation. Is an online community ever too big to fail? Unfortunately, just like everything else, no.

How Well Do You Know Your Organization's Volunteers?

Higher Logic

Volunteer profiles can become more robust and detailed, and your program can cater opportunities depending on the members’ tendencies towards term, task or virtual volunteering.

2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks Associations

There’s just a human tendency to get excited about a good idea and view it as the solution to all your problems: “if all you have (on the mind) is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.”

Identify Your Team’s Project Management Personality Types—and Shapes

Delcor

You may be a strong circle with squiggle tendencies. You can’t choose your family members and you can’t choose your project team members. Certain people have to be on the project team because of their expertise or responsibilities. You’re stuck with each other, but can you work well together?

A Faster Horse

Eric Lanke

We have a number of committee and task force meetings scheduled, and they have a tendency to push us towards faster and faster horses. image source "If I had asked customers what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse." We've all heard this quote attributed to Henry Ford.

Are you feeding your online trolls?

Optimist Consulting

The 8 types of troll: ‘The Lost Troll’ : This breed mainly hangs out in web forums and can be identified by its tendency to make mistakes to do with conventions. As it was Social Media Week last week I thought I’d share a few thoughts on how to deal with trolls.

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8 Ways to Conquer Attending Your Next Conference

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

Get out of your room - I have a tendency to hide sometimes. Attending a big conference can make you feel like a freak.

The Valve Handbook

Jamie Notter

Valve is a computer software company that’s on my list to research more, because it definitely exhibits “humanize” tendencies. It’s received a lot of attention for its new employee handbook , which is not the traditional, dry list of policies and procedures.

Leaders Need to Play a Different Game

Eric Lanke

Indeed, that's a natural human tendency, and the topic of innumerable books about how to manage teams. This is one of those ideas that just keeps popping up again and again. That one of the things that separates leaders from managers is the game that they are playing. It's not always obvious.

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Why Some CEOs Still Struggle With Social Media

Associations Now

Elon Musk has been causing problems for Tesla, his publicly traded company, for years thanks to his tendency to get off-the-cuff with his public comments. At this point, social media is old hat, but many leaders find it challenging to capture the right tone online. Even the big names!)

We’re Getting Just a Little Closer to a Password-Free Future

Associations Now

Passwords are famously problematic—in part because all the good ones are hard to remember and we’re faced with so many password prompts on a daily basis that there’s a natural tendency to reuse the ones that work.

We Feed Our Own Whirlwinds

Eric Lanke

4DX is not going to help us in taming this tendency. We had Chris McChesney speak at my association's Annual Conference a few weeks back. If you don't know who that is, he's one of the authors of The Four Disciplines of Execution , also know as 4DX.

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Is Your Association Website Full Of Gobbledygook?

Vanguard Tech

Use the natural scanning tendencies of site visitors to your advantage and provide markers for parts of your page readers may find interesting. First off, I''d like to say that I''m very much enjoying Associations Now recent change in look and feel and approach to content delivery.

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Nine Characteristics of Online Communities That Work

Higher Logic

This "robotic" tendency can manifest in a few different ways: you could only speak in a stilted royal "we," you could twist every conversation into a bland, brand-positive interaction, you could use PR-speak or write in ways no actual person would.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.30.17

Reid All About it

Ed Schipul, CEO of AMS firm Tendenci, found FBI testimony confirming that NGOs and associations are indeed targets of Russian hackers.

Your Members Want to be Friends

Smooth The Path

They might even have similar tendencies, or personality traits, or opinions. I have moved around enough that I have friends all over the place. When my husband and I got married, friends from high school, college, grad school, and a few different jobs were all in attendance.

The Ideal vs. the Reality of Content Marketing in 2017

Associations Now

Digital strategy diversification has long been a sore spot for content marketers, who have a tendency to stick with what works.

Keeping the Heart a Part of the Association’s Repetitive Offerings

Smooth The Path

The association tendency of pulling out last year’s punch list exacerbates this problem. Think of a time you attended a new event. It might be something as small as a community craft beer tasting.

Food Date Labels to Get Some Clarity, with Coalition’s Help

Associations Now

The issue first drew attention in 2013, when the Natural Resources Defense Council released a report stating that confusing expiration dates created a tendency for consumers to throw away food before it was bad.

Google Shifts Governance Strategy for AMP Project

Associations Now

It could also ease concerns that the project is a threat to the open web due to Google’s tendency to favor AMP links in its searches.

A World Without Boards

Thanks For Playing

It's no wonder they have a tendency to run wild. A million years ago back in Dallas (actual time: just over a month), Jeff De Cagna , in his unsession on Associations Unorthodox, has asked us to think about radical questions to ask. Now I love the idea of a radical question. One of the focal points of my consulting work is that asking the right question is as important as getting the right answer, if not more so.

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Member Engagement and Retention

AssociCom

Interestingly, when they want to address membership growth, there is sometimes a tendency to focus on how to get more members, rather than on how to keep the members that they have. I’ve been involved as a volunteer in a few different associations of varying sizes. Membership growth seems to be a fairly universal concern — which is not surprising since an organization whose membership is in decline is facing extinction at some point in time.