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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

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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.

5 Reasons Your Executives Don’t Participate in Your Online Community (And How to Fix It)

Higher Logic

But what about executives? Executive participation isn’t just another ‘nice-to-have’ for online communities. Why Executives Need to Be Involved. They benefit from having everyone, including subject matter experts, directors, and executives interacting in the community.

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Case Study: Texas Society of Association Executives

Association Adviser

Like many associations, the Texas Society of Association Executives relies heavily on its print publication as a tool to engage members and earn non-dues revenue. The post Case Study: Texas Society of Association Executives appeared first on Association Adviser.

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What Executive Teams Need Now

Associations Now

Executives want team players—that’s a truism so true that it hardly bears much attention. The post What Executive Teams Need Now appeared first on Associations Now Effective teams demand flexibility and creative thinking now.

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4 Ways Association Executives Can Reduce Staff Stress

Socious

Association Management Association Executives Employee ProductivityWhat costs employers $300 billion per year? Workplace stress.

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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!

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.

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.

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.

CalSAE Association Executives Name 6 Big Trends for 2014

Association Subculture

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.

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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How to Keep an Executive Team on Track

Associations Now

According to one recent study from the Bridgespan Group , C-suites are often divisive places: Only a fourth of executive team members say they agreed that their CEO “effectively addresses team dynamics and performance challenges.”

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For the Overwhelmed Association Executive

Smooth The Path

Related: The post For the Overwhelmed Association Executive appeared first on Smooth The Path. Association Leadership association culture association leadership encouragement future focused staff culture

Executive Coaching

Plexus Consulting

By Ann Rosser, Consulting Senior Advisor at Plexus Consulting Group, LLC WHAT IS EXECUTIVE COACHING? The coaching process helps executives improve their performance and personal effectiveness while reducing stress. It offers the executive a rare opportunity to stand back and take a fresh look at the experiences and assumptions of a lifetime. The process enables the executive to … • Identify inner resources. The decision to hire an Executive Coach is highly personal.

Staff Retreat Benefits Association Executives

SCD Group

As I visit with association executives, I hear many feeling burned out or just plain tired. a “must-read” for association executives and association professionals. ASAE Association CEOs association executives association professionals nonprofits SCD Group

Personal Note to Association Executives

SCD Group

Lessons from association executives. SCDdaily SCD Group Charles Rumbarger association management CEOs association boards association executives Max Dupree Executive Directors ASAE They own the organization; but, you own your career.

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.

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.

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.”

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?

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.

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.

[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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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.

Are You an Association Executive on Vancouver Island?

Portage Group

As part of this initiative, we are planning quarterly round-tables for association executives on top-of-mind trends and issues. These sessions are geared toward association executives, whether or not they are current members of CSAE. ARC Association Resource Centre CSAE association executive csae-bc event networking round-table staff vancouver islandIf so, I want to talk to you!

The Best Books for Association Executives

Association Navigator

It made me wonder if there was a list of the best books for association executives? So here is the list of what I think are some of the best books for association executives. What makes this book relevant for association executives is the focus on focus.

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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?

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Other Things for Association Executives to UNLearn in 2014

Association Subculture

Cee Lo Green I was lucky enough to be asked to make a few contributions to a recent newsletter sent out from yourmembership.com about " 10 Things Every Association Executive Should Stop Doing in 2014. " I see you driving ''round town With the girl I love and I''m like, Forget you!

13 scary board situations for association executives

SCD Group

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.

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.

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

Will you take a Grassroots or Executive-Led Approach to Culture Building?

Association Success

In my association career, I’ve approached culture design from a variety of vantage points: as an executive leader working across the organization, to an informal leader working on grassroots change. This organization worked on culture from the executive leadership level. I discovered the “executive-led” approach wasn’t the only way to align culture with purpose. The key to impacting culture as leaders lies in purpose and accountability.

Is your social strategy well executed?

SocialFish

Only 11% of respondents believe their social strategy is well executed. Some of the findings in this LeadersNetworks research on social business: While social business performance measurement is in place, it is often disconnected from strategic objectives.

7 Takeaways for Associations and Association Executives

SCD Group

A couple of stories in the last week seem to offer lessons for association executives and their not-for-profit organizations. Mitch Goldstone, chief executive of California-based ScanMyPhotos.com, said CPI should have been on the cutting edge of photo technology and advancements.

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.

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