Moneyball and Management Innovation

Jamie Notter

Leadership insight.right when you need it. Moneyball and Management Innovation. We’re not seeing how the leadership game has changed. That is the promise of management innovation. The Results of Management Innovation. Want Innovation? Baseball is suited for deep, thorough statistical analysis because of the duration of the season and standardization, depth and accuracy of records. Moneyball and Management Innovation | Humanize |

Four Untrue Myths of Association Innovation that Stop Us in Our Tracks


Association professionals say their association is not innovating because they are under-resourced, they don’t have the right ideas or don’t know how to prioritize between a bunch of great ideas, or the association’s stakeholders (leadership, staff, board, members) fear risk. These are challenges for sure, these are even the challenges the most innovative associations have had, but these challenges are not insurmountable. Innovation Myth #1: Size Matters.

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Innovation Starts With Observing Your Conference Attendees In Action

Velvet Chainsaw

With today’s tools and environment, radical innovation is extraordinarily accessible to those who know how to cultivate it says author Steven Berlin Johnson. Some environments and workplace cultures squelch innovation while others breed it he adds. So what do conference organizers need in order to embrace innovation in their conferences, meetings and events? Innovation does not start with charts, formulas and meetings logistics. Innovation Requires Change!

Wednesday Buzz: Understand What Innovation Really Means

Associations Now

A management consultant shares why associations should learn about innovation before promoting themselves as experts. Also: an analysis of the integral roles managers play in employees’ work lives. All associations want to create unique and innovative content to share with their audiences. For some, innovation may mean slight adjustments. If you are saying you want to innovate, but aren’t doing these things, what’s wrong with this picture?”

Leadership Limerick: The Importance of Experimentation

Idea Architects

To break things up a bit in 2011, I will be offering a leadership limerick each Monday, highlighting an idea or strategy about effective leadership in limerick form. Innovators call it rapid-prototyping. Call it what you will, but organizations must move beyond analysis paralysis and release pilot efforts in which real-life members and consumers interact real-time with the program or service being created and offer feedback to hep refine the initial iterations.

Psychiatric Association Fires Up Innovation Lab at Conference

Associations Now

The American Psychiatric Association’s first-ever innovation lab, to be unveiled at its annual meeting in Atlanta, will feature a $2,500 prize for the winner. The future of innovation in the psychiatric profession could involve an app, data analysis, or maybe even a bot. Next month the American Psychiatric Association (APA) will host its first-ever Psychiatry Innovation Lab at its annual meeting in Atlanta.

Strategic Planning v. Strategic Thinking

Spark Consulting

The way that tends to manifest in associations is that every 3 to 5 years, we hire an outside facilitator to sit down with the board and – maybe – the senior leadership team and do “strategic planning.” As Mintzberg points out, strategic planning is about analysis of data, while strategic thinking is about synthesis of data. Feature Story innovation leadership Strategy

Mastering Your Craft

Thanks For Playing

Now some people - myself included - would argue that what is commonly referred to as a "traditional liberal arts education" (aka, studying impractical stuff like philosophy and literature) can, in the right circumstances, get you quite a long way towards acquiring skills like critical thinking and sense making and analysis and transdisciplinarity. innovation trends leadership

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Web Analytics Association Sets Measurement Standards - TypePad

The Big Picture

At SES San Jose this week, the Web Analytics Association (WAA) released 26 standard definitions for Web site traffic measurement and analysis , aimed at eliminating the confusion around the most basic Web analytics terms. Innovation. Leadership. The Big Picture. A big-picture view of issues and trends affecting associations - in Mississippi and nationally. Shawn on Facebook. Shawn on Twitter. Shawn on Google+. Shawn on Pinterest. Shawn on LinkedIn.

The Hourglass Blog: A Lost Generation of Leadership?

The Hourglass Blog

A Lost Generation of Leadership? The interview begins with: Q: You have said that the younger generation, people under 45 or so, should be taking over in business because they are showing stronger leadership and more focus on their "true north" than their seniors. A: I think we are going through a massive generational change in leadership. But then after a fairly lucid analysis, Bill modifies it in his answer to "those under 40 or 45." Leadership vacuum.Enron?

Let Your Member Data Show You the Way

Spark Consulting

These “clusters of behavior” were uncovered through analysis of member activity data conducted for NICSA by Elizabeth Engel, CAE, CEO and chief strategist at Spark Consulting. NICSA has five staff members, and Engel conducted her analysis in Microsoft Excel. Copyright ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership, Washington, DC, April 2014. innovation membership Associations Now client work

Eliminate Roadblocks to Planning—Integration Transforms Strategy into Action


The first modern concepts, such as the SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis, originated at Harvard Business School in the 1920s. Identifying business strategy falls to the executive leadership team. That leadership commitment is critical to ensure that the work becomes an organizational priority. One of the benefits of integrating strategy is the reporting and analysis that is fundamental to the process. Strategy Meltdown —The screen play.

Virtual Event Sponsorship Resources for Associations

Moery Company

However, some of those changes and innovations needed to happen, they just occurred earlier than expected and pushed the necessary changes to the top of our to-do lists. Prepare for the Virtual Event Sponsorship and Membership Recruitment Surge Now is an incredible opportunity to innovate.

The Hourglass Blog: Internalizing the Externalities

The Hourglass Blog

In all the coverage about the mismanagement behind the Gulf oil disaster and the corporate and governmental response to it, this analysis by Gregory Unruh on the Harvard Business Blog really stands out. Innovation. Leadership. Leadership Potential of GenX. Principled Innovation. Barriers to Innovation in the Association World. The Art of Leadership. Principles of Innovation. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Sunday, July 11, 2010.

Education Is Not Enough

Eric Lanke

What follows this paragraph in the white paper is indeed some practical advice, including: Conduct ongoing in-depth workforce analysis; Clearly define actual competencies needed, including soft skills; Clearly define career pathways; Consider alternative delivery methods and new technologies; Professionalize content development and delivery; Provide quality certification programs; and Create effective alliances. Associations Innovation

Digital Leaders Fly Ahead of Disruption


To learn more about digital leadership watch my recent webinar.). Finance to provide analysis to manage and forecast budgets efficiently. Promote Innovation. But if you only see technology as a workhorse you may miss the opportunity to use it as a unicorn, or the catalyst for creating a culture that values innovation. The innovator/s say no to tradition for its own sake and yes to invention for continual quality improvement.

The Challenge of Distilling Ideas

Eric Lanke

No innovation happens with 10 people in a room. link] — Eric Lanke (@ericlanke) March 14, 2014 Cufaude took issue with it, calling it ridiculous, and stating (probably correctly) that innovation can happen with any number of people in the room. Both are part of successful innovation, but both also exist apart from it. No innovation happens with 10 people in a room. No innovation happens with 10 people in the room. Why all this analysis over one silly tweet?

Online Communities in 2020: 28 Key Facts + Statistics to Know

Higher Logic

It’s always filled with insightful analysis on how online communities, both internal and external, are making a difference. But before we dive into those stats and facts, don’t miss out: The Community Roundtable provides incredibly helpful analysis on three trends in the report, along with specific recommendations you can apply at your organization, all available in the full report below. Innovation (42%). Innovation.

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Association Subculture: Words Make Worlds - Part 1 - Association.

Association Subculture

Godwin at Case Western - Positive Organization Development: Innovation-inspired Change in an Economy and Ecology of Strengths. This paper is a MUST READ for anyone interested in innovation in our association community. We often attempt to think innovatively while not recognizing the common terminology we use can work to block us in. But we need more than a functional analysis to understand associations in depth. The Waning Days of Leadership in Association Management.

Association Subculture: Words Make Worlds - Part 4 - Strategy vs.

Association Subculture

Godwin at Case Western - Positive Organization Development: Innovation-inspired Change in an Economy and Ecology of Strengths. This paper is a MUST READ for anyone interested in innovation in our association community. We often attempt to think innovatively while not recognizing the common terminology we use can work to block us in. Also, they were inherently focused on incremental improvement, not creating large leaps in innovation. innovation. (6).

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.27.20

Reid All About it

Risking innovation. He also spoke about the discussions about race and leadership on the Texts to Table podcast (another must-subscribe) that Shawn co-hosts with three other Black association leaders. Future Forward: Innovation and Resilience.

Young Association Members: Myths vs. Facts


Developing a SWOT Analysis doesn’t have to be complicated. Download How to Create an Association SWOT Analysis to get started. Provide a path to leadership. Engaging with young professionals is important because they are energizing, creative, and innovative. Tweet. The greatest asset our country has is not oil or gold, but the minds of our young people.” – Irving Fradkin.

The Performance Imperative: A Framework for Social Sector Excellence

Beth Kanter

The framework details the seven organizational competencies that can help nonprofits achieve high performance and deliver greater social impact – the holy grail of the social sector. The competencies are: 1: Courageous, Adaptive executive and board leadership. And a framework that emphasizes adaptive leadership versus heroic leadership will help move collaborations further. Leadership

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.16.20

Reid All About it

Frugal innovation. Due to the pandemic and uncertain economy, associations are constantly creating new resources for members and making changes to business as usual—yes, they’re innovating! Will the Pandemic Reshape Notions of Female Leadership?

Different Ways Nonprofits Are Using Design Thinking to Solve Problems and Achieve Impact

Beth Kanter

I have also learned a lot from other nonprofit colleagues who have use these techniques, including Brian Reich (see this blog post about his design thinking work to solve the refugee crisis) who has just published a book on innovation called “ The Imagination Gap ” and my colleagues, Ted Frickes and Micheal Silberman at the Mobilization Lab. When I noticed the ImpactKit project, I was curious. Get the innovation/implementation balance right.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.30.20

Reid All About it

They’re proof that innovation and improvement is possible—and replicable—even in tough times. Leading Into Tomorrow: Using Foresight to Expand Association Leadership in Critical Domains. Association Board Leadership & Governance in the Era of Business as Unusual.

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Identifying Association Trends – It’s About the Data

YourMembership Blog

We also recently kicked off our second year of YM’s monthly CAE Certified Thought Leadership Webinars with Shelly Alcorn, CAE. She presented Fads, Trends and Signals: Three Keys to Successful Innovation for Associations. Some of these ideas focused on taking an innovative approach to tackling this challenge. As Shelly said, “It is one thing to say you want to be innovative, and completely another to figure out how to do so.”

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.12.19

Reid All About it

To make many of the changes Mike suggests, you need more than technology, you need staff with an innovation mindset. WBT Systems identifies ten traits of an innovation mindset to cultivate at your association if you want to turn innovative ideas and strategies into reality. Dive deep into the critical points in measuring ROI so you can avoid overwhelming analysis paralysis. Uncovering the Secrets for Innovation and Growth: IT & Digital Maturity.

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Using Design Thinking for A Foundation’s Investment Strategy

Beth Kanter

It is a useful technique for creating a more responsive, flexible organizational culture as well as coming up with more innovative ideas for programs and grants that are a good fit. Networked Leadership : Jodie Tonita, Social Transformation Project. Understanding: Landscape and Opportunity Analysis. To generate group or collective understanding, I facilitated a cluster or affinity analysis of the different themes. Concept 3: Foster Sharing & Innovation.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.16.17

Reid All About it

If you’re in the IT department, you have to walk the fine line between saying “no” to some ideas while not shutting down your staff’s innovation muscle. DelCor explains how to both encourage innovation and reject ideas with no future. Tue 6/20 at 12 p.m.* – Driving an Innovation Strategy. Associations must innovate or become obsolete. Guest: Olivier Blanchard, senior analyst, Futurum Research + Analysis. Host: Community IT Innovators.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.9.20

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Unprecedented Leadership During Unprecedented Times (Planet IMEX Association Leadership Forum). The forum leverages strategic conversations and collaborative peer learning to help you apply advanced leadership concepts.

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Price Your eLearning Right

Blue Sky eLearn

Conduct a market analysis to understand your competitor’s products and pricing, target market, market needs, and price range that market will bear for the value you’re offering. Or offer an add-on eLearning purchase to a leadership program so participants can access additional industry expert mentoring. By shedding the event-based registration blinders and embracing continuous learning, you’ve got innovative revenue generating options for pricing at your disposal.

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Five Learning Agility Traits You Need To Keep From Failing

Velvet Chainsaw

Adapting to new business models, working with virtual teams, identifying ongoing macro, industry and organization trends that will impact customers, and using predictive analysis are just some of the traits today’s leaders need. Research by the Centre for Creative Leadership (CCL) demonstrates that leaders who refuse to let go of entrenched patterns of behaviors fail. That’s where we will find successful leadership. Innovating (A Learning Agile Enabler).

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.11.19

Reid All About it

We’ll focus on themes like the role of components in the association ecosystem, harnessing innovation from your chapters, and addressing the volunteer issue. We will touch on IT security at nonprofits, which continues to be an essential part of any tech strategy, up and coming technologies to watch, innovations to embrace, and continuing technology basics that nonprofits can upgrade in 2019.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.8.20

Reid All About it

Keith Skillman, CAE (moderator), senior research and content advisor, ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership. Gain an understanding of the critical skills for “turnaround” leadership. Distinguish between leadership approaches for times of stability and approaches for times of significant change or crisis. Gain leadership insights and best practices from the front lines of COVID-19 that can be applied across association sectors.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.19.20

Reid All About it

If your association wants to create a more inclusive association, you must identify and remove the barriers standing in the way of a member’s desire to volunteer or serve in leadership , says MemberSuite. They see associations stretching their innovation muscle, learning new skills, reassessing assumptions, discovering ways to improve, and summoning up the courage to take tough steps forward.

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The Hourglass Blog: How to Tell if You Have a Bad Board

The Hourglass Blog

My work on the WSAE Innovation Task Force came almost entirely from this mindset. But this analysis begs the obvious question. Innovation. Leadership. Leadership Potential of GenX. Principled Innovation. The Catch-22 of Innovation. Fear and Loathing in Association Leadership. A Modern View of Leadership. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, March 7, 2011. How to Tell if You Have a Bad Board.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.31.19

Reid All About it

But how do you prevent all that data from causing analysis paralysis? Some quick hits before we get to next week’s free webinars: A willingness to shift your perspective can help your organization come up with innovative solutions. Explore the key findings from The State of Community Management 2019 report, including why communities generate high engagement rates, how communities are transforming their organizations, and how community leadership needs to evolve.

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From the Corner Office: Liz Richards, MHEDA

Association Adviser

LR: The environmental analysis is conducted by gathering information from many different sources through surveys of members, surveys of related trade associations, internal committee reports, economic data, and general member feedback we solicit throughout the year.This process has served MHEDA extremely well over the years and numerous members have used MHEDA’s model to develop a similar process within their own organizations. AA: MHEDA has a strong culture of innovation.

Public Relations Society Eyes New Strategy Framework

Associations Now

In its new three-year framework, the Public Relations Society of America doubles down on collaborations and thought leadership as it aims to better serve its member base—one it hopes to grow in the years ahead. More members, better professional development, and stronger thought leadership: The Public Relations Society of America has some big plans for the years ahead. “PRSA is changing in an energetic, innovative way and this strategic plan captures that shift.