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You’re Never Too Young to Conquer New Challenges

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Christina McCoy, AMPED Association Management. Do you remember how you started working in associations? This month’s Corner Office professional, Christina McCoy, CAE , landed her first association job literally hours after taking her last college exam.

The Hourglass Blog: Real-World Innovation for Associations

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Real-World Innovation for Associations. I accepted an invitation from a national professional society to present the information we have developed on innovation in associations at their Board retreat, and help them determine how it applied to them and what specific steps they should take.

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The Hourglass Blog: What's Your Innovation Readiness? Part 2

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The Innovation Task Force of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives (which I chair), is trying to develop an assessment tool for association executives to use in determining the "innovation readiness" of their associations. Association Management.

The Hourglass Blog: What's Your Innovation Readiness? Part 1

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Regular readers of The Hourglass Blog know that Im chairing the Innovation Task Force for the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives. So, when it comes to assessing the innovation readiness of your association, we believe there are three basic questions you need to ask yourself.

The Hourglass Blog: What's Your Innovation Readiness? Part 3

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The Innovation Task Force of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives (which I chair), is trying to develop an assessment tool for association executives to use in determining the "innovation readiness" of their associations. Association Management.

The Hourglass Blog: The Innovation Hub for Associations

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The Innovation Hub for Associations. Ive been blogging about my work with the Innovation Task Force of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives for a while now. Through these posts Hourglass readers got a sneak peek at the Innovation for Associations white paper we authored ( here , here and here ) and the assessment tool we developed for association executives to use in determining the innovation readiness of their associations ( here , here and here ).

The Hourglass Blog: The Role of Trust in Innovation

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If you didnt see it, Maddie Grant asked me to do a guest post on her SocialFish blog last week, and I shamelessly used it as an opportunity to promote the innovation project Im spearheading for the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives. If youre following @hourglassblog on Twitter than you already know that I recently attended (and participated in) a session on innovation with ASAE’s Jennifer Blenkle at the Council for Manufacturing Associations Leadership Meeting.

The Hourglass Blog: Association Advantages for Innovation

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Association Advantages for Innovation. Heres part three of the "innovation for associations" white paper Im helping to write while chairing the Innovation Task Force for the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives. Part two discussed some barriers to innovation in the association world --obstacles that associations need to overcome if they are going to embrace the principles. Association Management. Developing Millennial Leaders.

The Hourglass Blog: Generational Herd Mentalities

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A little while ago, Neil Howe called attention on his blog to a New York Times feature story about a 24-year-old Millennial who, even amidst the Great Recession, is living at home and turning down $40K job offers until just the right opportunity comes along. Association Management.

The Hourglass Blog: Innovation = Creativity x Execution

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Its also something Ive realized as part of my work with the Innovation Task Force of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives. Association Management. Developing Millennial Leaders. Leadership. Leadership Potential of GenX. Management.

The Hourglass Blog: The World Database of Innovation--CLOSED!

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This is exactly the kind of resource I need to tap to help build the model of innovation for the association community Ive been discussing on this blog and leading on behalf of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives. Association Management. Leadership.

The Hourglass Blog: Jumpstarting an Essential Conversation

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If you dont know Jeff, he has been talking about the need for associations to embrace innovation for as long as I can remember, which means hes probably been talking about it even longer than that. Why is innovation critical to the future of associations? Association Management.

The Hourglass Blog: Who Will Change the Workplace?

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That makes X recessive and then Millennials dominant again (and if you want to go back, the Silent Generation was recessive). Now Millennials come along and the predominant message is they are going to shake things up. Maybe in my little corner of Wisconsin, but certainly no farther than that. I think command and control is still alive and well, but see much more diverse organizational management in play than this statement would suggest. Association Management.