The Waning Days of Leadership in Association Management

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The Waning Days of Leadership in Association Management. The days of leadership are waning. The debate about "servant leadership". or "innovative leadership". or "visionary leadership". I am so over leadership. But one more blog post about the nature of leadership and Im going to hurl. Is the gold standard of "practicing leadership" still relevant? Leadership skills are necessary and even fun to study and practice.

Association Management Lessons from Harley Davidson

Association Subculture

Association Management Lessons from Harley Davidson. In fact, since the United States downgrade its just been one hammer falling after the other both here, in the Eurozone and elsewhere. If I remember correctly, at one point their senior leadership mentioned that their major marketing goal was to take a mid-level manager from Hewlett-Packard and make them feel like a bad-ass on the weekend. Associations could learn a thing or two from Harley.

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Association Subculture: Diversity in Association Management - the.

Association Subculture

Diversity in Association Management - the Association Subculture Weighs In. Associations arent a particularly diverse workforce. I just interviewed 200 association executives in my most recent research project. Race relations in the United States have a long, complicated history. We have to be free to raise issues in this association community which I believe truly values conversation. The Waning Days of Leadership in Association Management.

Association Subculture: Lessons for Association Management from.

Association Subculture

Lessons for Association Management from South Park Creators. What could we do with this pattern if we put it into our association culture? What they describe is certainly what I associate with The Book of Mormon. I often think about how to manage/facilitate the "in between" in learning experiences, be it a conference or an individual workshop. It is such a simple but powerful device for building intention into what your association does.

Association Subculture: Innovation in Association Management

Association Subculture

Innovation in Association Management. Why do you think your association is immune to those same forces? Your association - unassailable? Ive seen the wreckage left behind after an association flies into a mountain. Shelly began her career in change management at the age of 5 when she was enrolled at what was to be the first of the eleven schools she would attend prior to graduating from high school. The Waning Days of Leadership in Association Management.

Association Management - Building a Vision for Your Conference

Association Subculture

Association Management - Building a Vision for Your Conference. If you think about it, your conference may be the most important asset your association has both in terms of member connection, financial benefit and goodwill. The good news is, I evolved with the help of some of awesome peers and thinkers out here in our association community (Yeah, @jeffhurt , @velchain , @JoanEisenstodt , @jcufaude , @ginsut , @mbobrow , @steveswafford , @asegar - Im looking at you!)

Creativity in Association Management - Are You the Roadblock?

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Creativity in Association Management - Are You the Roadblock? We talk so much about creativity and innovation in the association sphere but we know so little about how to actually facilitate their achievement. take that project on in addition to your existing work" - Associations are famous for this. Sometimes Shelly, I wish you would stop looking into my association. Shelly blogs at Association Subculture because her cat is a bad listener. association.

Association Subculture: Association Management - Branding Efforts.

Association Subculture

Association Management - Branding Efforts Gone Wrong. If the first step your association takes in a re-branding initiative is to call a graphic design firm, you are making a huge mistake. This is a deep dive into who you are as an association. I can even help your association frame one. Labels: association , branding , communications , marketing. Shelly kept up the fast pace by diving head-long into her career in the world of association management.

Association Management - Simplicity + Volume Might Do the Trick

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Association Management - Simplicity + Volume Might Do the Trick. What if your association stopped creating so many services? What if, when someone asked what your association did, you could answer in less than ten minutes? What could your association do if you could simplify what you do while simultaneously amplifying your volume? Very simple association business model. Shelly blogs at Association Subculture because her cat is a bad listener.

Association Management - Truthiness and Lies, Lies, Lies

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Association Management - Truthiness and Lies, Lies, Lies. Or maybe an admission in a conference registration brochure that says, "Our association focuses on community but we dont always get it right. Associations have an obligation to develop a culture of truth in their organizations. Here are five questions to ask when you find yourself in charge of a new marketing campaign in your nonprofit association. Labels: association , marketing , transparency.

Association Management Gen Xer Meme - Right Here, Right Now

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Association Management Gen Xer Meme - Right Here, Right Now. I entered the association workforce and found myself surrounded for the most part with Boomers. I started identifying as "association professional" and my career took center stage as my sole form of public self-expression and to a large extent, private as well as the 60 hour workweeks sapped my energy and left me utterly drained. Labels: association , Gen X , gen y , generations , governance , management.

Emerging Market Cities Open Their Doors to Associations.

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global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. Emerging Market Cities Open Their Doors to Associations. Associations seeking to expand their international footprint and benefit from the ever-growing global marketplace of products and services know that while the market may be flat in the United States, opportunity may be quite good in emerging market countries especially in the Middle East and Asia.

How to Share Your Association’s Members: 3 Tips

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With more than 66,000 trade and professional associations in the United States alone, there’s bound to be some overlap when it comes to memberships. For example, if you work for a tourism association, some of your members might also be part of a hotel association or a restaurant association. Here are a few tips: association management association leadership membership management Small Staff Chatter

You’re Never Too Young to Conquer New Challenges

Association Adviser

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. She currently works for AMPED Association Management in Madison, Wisc., Association Adviser: How did you get into association work? So, falling into associations was exciting after all.

Association Subculture: In Defense of Stormy Leadership

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In Defense of Stormy Leadership. I just finished reading a blog post on SmartBlog on Leadership called " What Kind of Weather Are You Making.". As association leaders we know our attitude and the attitudes around us can affect a group in both positive and negative ways. Im not saying the author intended any gender bias AT ALL in their column, Im just speaking in general about "leadership lessons" that have been bestowed upon myself and my female counterparts for years.).

CMI's Association Management Blog: A Socio-Political Economic Rant

Observations on Association Management

Before you read this, please understand: while my post may seem unrelated to associations, from the outset, it is definitely related to associations and their ability to change the world. Whats even more depressing is the parties lack of leadership in addressing the fundamental problems that have led to our current dilemma. What does all of this have to do with associations, you might wonder? Associations, which helped build this country, can help save it.

Thanks For Playing: Reaching Detente With Your Chapters

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Seeking community in associations since 2008. One of the truisms of association management is that national/chapter relationships are often.fraught. The organization has chapters in every state. The national wants to switch to an "account executive" model, dividing the country into regions and locating a regional chapter support manager in each of them. Labels: chapters , leadership , membership. Association blogger and general troublemaker.

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Association Subculture: Suicide and Generation X - The Association.

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Suicide and Generation X - The Association Management HR Dilemma. Persons aged ≥80 years have typically had the highest rates of suicide in the United States. However, in 2006, rates of suicide among persons aged 45--54 years in the United States surpassed those for persons aged ≥80 years. Human resources and executive leadership must take note of positive changes that can be made in the workplace to help mitigate some of these circumstances.

Thanks For Playing: What I'm Reading

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Seeking community in associations since 2008. Short but solid list this week: Leadership is not about getting your own way. Labels: blog roundup , Eric Lanke , Jeffrey Cufaude , leadership , Maddie Grant. Association blogger and general troublemaker. Top association management Blogs. Alltop Association Management. How to Manage Social Employees, Social Media at Events, and Car Talk. Association Subculture. Association 141+.

Thanks For Playing: What I'm Reading

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Seeking community in associations since 2008. Leadership lessons from James T. BAD MANAGEMENT (really, really, really). Labels: Barbara Ehrenreich , blog roundup , communication , Facebook , fundraising , Harvard Business Review , Joe Gerstandt , leadership , online communities , Shelly Alcorn , Social Fish. Association blogger and general troublemaker. Top association management Blogs. Alltop Association Management. Association 141+.

Collaborating Makes Our Voice Stronger: Nicole Blankenship, MBA, CAE and Annie Storey, MS, CAE, American Academy of Pediatrics

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Association leaders often focus on optimizing resources for the benefit of their members, and Nicole Blankenship, MBA, CAE and Annie Storey, MS, CAE of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) are no exception. They sat down with Association Adviser to talk about the tools AAP uses to methodically catalog and respond to members’ needs, why they work with an AMC, and how they strive to support members’ ongoing professional needs.

Letter to John Graham and Scott Wiley

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One week ago, Associations Now Daily announced that ASAE signed a National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) letter “to the president-elect” expressing a desire to “work productively” with the incoming administration. Mr. Trump ran an intentionally divisive campaign that included: Proposing a religious test for entry to the United States, which is a violation of the First Amendment to the U.S. Shelly Alcorn, CAE, Principal, Alcorn Associates Management Consulting.

Thanks For Playing: What I'm Reading

Thanks For Playing

Seeking community in associations since 2008. Continuing on a theme, nine key leadership characteristics - how do you measure up? And just in case youve managed to miss it, Texts From Hillary. Labels: blog roundup , Fast Company , Harvard Business Review , Jamie Notter , Jeffrey Cufaude , leadership. Association blogger and general troublemaker. Top association management Blogs. Alltop Association Management. Association Subculture.

Thanks For Playing: The 1000th Post

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Seeking community in associations since 2008. Other major topics include ASAE and various things related to ASAE, changeblogging, social media and specific social media technologies, generations, innovation, leadership, membership, and marketing, and Jamie Notter has the distinction of being the person I reference most often (hey, the man writes good stuff). Association blogger and general troublemaker. Top association management Blogs. Association Subculture.

Thanks For Playing: Start With the "Why"

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Seeking community in associations since 2008. Labels: leadership , TED talks , video. Association blogger and general troublemaker. Top association management Blogs. Alltop Association Management. How to Manage Social Employees, Social Media at Events, and Car Talk. Association Subculture. Association Management Lessons from Harley Davidson. Association Advocacy Chick. Association 141+.

Thanks For Playing: It's Our Fault

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Seeking community in associations since 2008. Labels: leadership. Association blogger and general troublemaker. Top association management Blogs. Snow White & Risk Management. Alltop Association Management. How to Manage Social Employees, Social Media at Events, and Car Talk. Association Subculture. Association Management Lessons from Harley Davidson. Association Advocacy Chick. Association 141+.

Thanks For Playing: What Do You REALLY Want to Know?

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Seeking community in associations since 2008. Labels: data , Harvard Business Review , leadership , metrics. Association blogger and general troublemaker. Top association management Blogs. Alltop Association Management. How to Manage Social Employees, Social Media at Events, and Car Talk. Association Subculture. Association Management Lessons from Harley Davidson. Association Advocacy Chick. Association 141+.

What Does the Perfect Association Leader Look Like?

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What Does the Perfect Association Leader Look Like? Originally posted on SmartBlog on Leadership ). When you consider the range of talents a “perfect leader” might need to have, it is unreasonable to expect any one individual to embody every leadership quality needed to succeed in today’s environment. What does that mean for leadership in our associations and not-for-profit corporations? Labels: association , leadership.

Thanks For Playing: Book Review: Humanize

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Seeking community in associations since 2008. Generally, they state the obvious or the *painfully* obvious at a fifth-grade reading level, with LARGE print on pages with LOTS of white space. Authors Maddie Grant and Jamie Notter use the lens of social media to examine our "modern" business, management, and leadership practices and find them au courant.with the Industrial Revolution. Association blogger and general troublemaker. Top association management Blogs.

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Association Subculture: WIFM? Bah. WIFU!

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is the bane of association leadership. The WIFM idea is very well established and will continue to have a place in discussions regarding the value proposition we offer to member-citizens in associations. But for me, WIFM belongs squarely in the member benefits and marketing department, not in our volunteer leadership structures or the board room. WIFM doesn’t apply to the totality of the association’s vision and mission or the member experience.

Thanks For Playing: Who Are Your Allies?

Thanks For Playing

Seeking community in associations since 2008. Associations, particularly small associations, tend to suffer from a lack of resources, aka "thats a great idea, but we dont have any money for it." Assuming you find the person with the appropriate authority and willingness to make a deal, the next step is to negotiate something that will work for both of your associations. Labels: allied organizations , innovation , leadership. Top association management Blogs.

Thanks For Playing: From the Humanize chat

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Seeking community in associations since 2008. This may present an opportunity, as un-mentored Gen-Xers move into leadership positions as the Boomers start retiring (some day). Thats assuming any of us resist the lure of starting our own gigs long enough to be available for those leadership positions, of course.) Association blogger and general troublemaker. Top association management Blogs. Alltop Association Management. Association 141+.

Cool Association Jobs This Week – December 8

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RGI is an AMC Institute Accredited Association Management Company. We provide association management, event planning and consulting services for dozens of non-profits, trade associations and professional societies. Founded in 1988, RGI manages associations of varying sizes and budgets, ranging from local, to regional, to national, to international. We have an audience of advanced mid-level association and nonprofit practitioners.

Let Your Member Data Show You the Way

Spark Consulting

Last week, Associations Now did a story on my awesome client NICSA and the new membership model project we worked on together last summer. How one association unbundled some of its benefits and packaged them around “clusters of behavior” in its member engagement data. The winter of 2014 brought a lot of cold weather and snow to much of the United States. For small and medium-sized associations, don’t let we don’t have the tools be an excuse.

Board Member Code of Conduct We WISH We Could Write

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Here is our Association Subculture suggestions for an updated Board Member Code of Conduct policy. Shelly began her career in change management at the age of 5 when she was enrolled at what was to be the first of the eleven schools she would attend prior to graduating from high school. Shelly kept up the fast pace by diving head-long into her career in the world of association management. Shelly blogs at Association Subculture because her cat is a bad listener.

Thanks For Playing: What I'm Reading

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Seeking community in associations since 2008. KiKi LItalien on Google+ and association pareidolia. Labels: blog roundup , diversity , Google , Grammar Girl , Joe Gerstandt , KiKi LItalien , leadership , policies , social media. Association blogger and general troublemaker. Top association management Blogs. PR Issues for Associations. Alltop Association Management. How to Manage Social Employees, Social Media at Events, and Car Talk.

Thanks For Playing: Super Swap Recap

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Seeking community in associations since 2008. Then she led us through the same word association exercise Shelly Alcorn used to help us kick off 2012 right, and, unsurprisingly, just about everyone was channeling spring and new beginnings. Design a leadership mentoring program for volunteer leadership succession planning. Our associations need to scan trends and plan in advance how were going to address big ones, negative or positive. Association Subculture.

Association Subculture: Associations Are the 99%

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Associations Are the 99%. "To Associations need to take a position on Occupy Wall Street. Associations have a long history in the United States. Start drawing a line between yourselves and those associations who co-opt our names and run an exclusively corporate agenda. Most associations represent the middle class. Shelly kept up the fast pace by diving head-long into her career in the world of association management. association. (25).

Thanks For Playing: Is This Really the Best We Can Do?

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Seeking community in associations since 2008. Theyve expanded their coverage to do some actual reporting on the state of the association industry. And Im not just talking about throwing in some faux-United Colors of Benetton "diverse" stock photo here. Some worry that associations as a concept may be at risk due to social and technological changes. Labels: diversity , leadership. Association blogger and general troublemaker. Association Subculture.

Association Subculture: Benefit Corporation Standards Institute, Inc.

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I dont know how many of us in the third sector association sphere have been paying close attention to the movement to establish a new corporate structure in the United States known as the benefit corporation. California was the seventh of eight states to see legislation passed and signed into law to support the creation of benefit corporations. We are seeking the following: Associations who would like to volunteer as a pilot project for standards development.