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Golden's Rules for Association

What the world needs is more association executives

Golden's Rules for Association

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

The Future of Membership?

Golden's Rules for Association

On November 6th, I was invited to present a TED-style talk on the “Future of Membership” at the first Association Chief Executives (ACE) Symposium. My thesis: volunteerism not membership is what makes our organizations unique; membership is a means to an end; the metrics we use to judge membership success are all wrong; and the […]. The Nature of Associations

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Golden's Rules for Association

Suppose you were an association executive with a medical need. You have identified the leading doctors who specialize in the field. The decision is important. Your health is at stake. So you take very seriously the process of deciding which doctor is the best fit to work with you to diagnose your problem and prescribe [.]. The Nature of Associations association profession role of associations

ASAE Key Award

Golden's Rules for Association

I am thrilled and humbled to learn of my selection to receive the American Society of Association Executive’s 2011 Key Award, the highest honor ASAE offers. “The Key Award honors the association CEO who demonstrates exceptional qualities of leadership in his or her own association, and displays a deep commitment to voluntary membership organizations as a [.].

Us versus Them

Golden's Rules for Association

I recently addressed this issue as a guest blogger on the Amercian Society of Association Executive’s (ASAE’s) blog space, Acronym. Have social networks made traditional associations obsolete? Or are Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn et. just so many distractions from real association work? In my view, the answer is neither. “Us versus Them” on Acronym. Social Media & Associations

Innovation for Association Executives

Association Navigator

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.

The Social Executive

SocialFish

The Social Executive. Social business is good business. But don’t just take our word for it. “Access to communities and networks improve efficiency and quality.” ” Check out this GREAT slide deck by Rachel Happe. View more presentations from The Community Roundtable.

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Conference Execution As Attendee Learning

Velvet Chainsaw

We focus primarily on the efficient execution of delivery of content. The focus on controlling information flow, creating a one-way and top-down hierarchical pre-planned well-executed logistical conference experience won’t cut it. Executing Efficient Information Delivery.

Report: Philanthropic Field Struggles With Diversity at Executive Level

Associations Now

According to the report, women represent more than three quarters of professional positions in the philanthropic sector in 2015, around 57 percent of CEOs, and 60 percent of executives overall. percent of executives being minorities and 55.1

7 Oldies but Goodies for Associations Executives

SCD Group

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.

Replacing the Engine While Flying the Plane: The Association Executive’s Guide to 21st Century Change

Portage Group

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.”

Community Dream to Reality: Top Five Ways to Prove Value to Executives

Higher Logic

If you want to live the community dream, you’re going to need executives on your side. Did you know two thirds of organizations with highly involved executives are seeing their communities influence 16% or more of their organizations’ total revenue?

How a Tech Solution Saved This Executive Director’s Membership Growth Strategy

Wild Apricot Blog

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.

A Letter to Executives - From an Extraordinary Assistant, Erin Glaser

JP Moery

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

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Battle Hardened Association Executives

Smooth The Path

The post Battle Hardened Association Executives appeared first on Smooth The Path. I remember once when I was young, a few of my cousins and I were allowed to take a canoe offshore to try to flip it. We did everything you are not supposed to do in a canoe, and it was a treat!

Get Support for Your Association’s Community Strategy: How to Align with Your Board and Executive Team’s Priorities

Socious

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.

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6 Lessons for Association Executives

SCD Group

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?

How Can Your Executives Help Your Community Managers?

Socious

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

SCD Group

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.

[Cool Infographic Friday] Coaching Executives for Engagement

SocialFish

“Members are more engaged in communities with executive participation.” ” Isn’t that all you need to know? ———-. photo credit ). Featured Useful Data

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Executive Recruitment: Lessons From Megyn Kelly’s Move to NBC

Associations Now

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.

How an IT Executive Deftly Handled Public Criticism

Associations Now

That’s the mark of a great IT executive. The post How an IT Executive Deftly Handled Public Criticism appeared first on Associations Now The person in charge of the NYPD’s tech decisions found one of her biggest moves publicly mocked.

Associations Unplugged: Four Questions for Association Executives

SCD Group

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

Jamie Notter

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

SCD Group

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.

The Accidental Executive Director

NonProfit University Blog

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!

What does a fired college football coach’s lawsuit mean for association executives?

SCD Group

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?

Attention! Association Executives 55+

SCD Group

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

SCD Group

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?

Portage Group

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.

Online Communities Reap Benefits From Volunteer, Executive Leadership

Associations Now

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?

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Survey: Big Decisions Challenge Association Executives

Associations Now

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.

Association Executives: Provocative Proposals Research Project

Association Subculture

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

SCD Group

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

SCD Group

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

SCD Group

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.

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Dear Association Executive: You Are Not Providing Education!

Velvet Chainsaw

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

Associations Now

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.

Welcoming a New Chief Executive

Thanks For Playing

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.

Lessons from the Top 50 Companies for Executive Women

Associations Now

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.