From the Corner Office: What I Learned About Leadership from Arnold Schwarzenegger

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This month’s Corner Office spotlight shines on Martyn Hopper, executive vice president and CEO of the 1,600 member Pest Control Operators of California (PCOC), one of the nation’s largest regional pest control associations. Our members have more in common with other California small businesses than they do with large national pest control companies. with more than 36,000 members in California. He was a tremendous influence on my own leadership style.

Keep the Nitty Gritty in Focus Without Losing the Big Picture

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Rita Chen Fujisawa of the California Association of Health Facilities talks about balancing risk with the greater good, helping members adopt technology, and why she loves working in an association. From the Corner Office Leadership association careers California Association of Health Facilities Innovation member education Rita Chen Fujisawa social media technology


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Association 141+: The Grassroots Innovation Leader

Association 141+

The Grassroots Innovation Leader. On a recent association chapter visit to southern California, a chapter president I met described a unique volunteer that he had on his board. More than that, I love the concept of a position of chief innovator for a chapter. Innovation as intention and not convenience. Innovation as continuous and not sporadic. Innovation as recognized effort and not a passing suggestion. The Grassroots Innovation Leader.

Internet Association Hires Christina Martin In Latest Expansion Of Executive Leadership Team


Martin brings more than two decades of strategic communications, government relations, and grassroots advocacy expertise to IA, having held leadership positions at several industry trade associations.

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Join Jeff for Better Boards Workshop on March 8 in Denver

Principled Innovation

Join Jeff De Cagna of Principled Innovation on Friday, March 8, 2013 in Denver for a full-day workshop on Building Better Boards , presented by the Colorado Society of Association Executives. RedRover is an award-winning national nonprofit organization, headquartered in Sacramento, California, that brings animals out of crisis and strengthens the bond between people and animals.

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Jeff De Cagna elected chair of RedRover Board of Directors

Principled Innovation

Jeff De Cagna FRSA FASAE, chief strategist and founder of Principled Innovation LLC, has been elected chair of the RedRover Board of Directors. Founded in 1987, RedRover is a national organization headquartered in Sacramento, California that focuses on bringing animals out of crisis and strengthening the bond between people and animals through a variety of programs, including emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.29.19

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This opportunity is for association professionals who are responsible for reporting analytics to leadership, Boards of Directors, and other stakeholders, to come together in a free-flowing environment to share their lunchtime and discuss, this month, member engagement scoring.

Preparing for an Association Event’s Security Means Going Off Auto-Pilot and Taking Control for Yourselves

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In current business lingo, “disruption” means any business model, marketing schema, supply chain or source that changes the way we view the creation and delivery of products and services in an innovative, positive way. Lori Kinsey, Meeting Professionals International, Northern California Chapter. And leadership managed this challenge with grace amidst all the other tasks that had to be handled right before the event.

Words Make Worlds - Part 2 - Membership vs Citizenship

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. The Waning Days of Leadership in Association Management. innovation. (6). leadership. (9). Principled Innovation LLC.

Wise Words from the Corner Office


Highlighting these case studies is also a good way to tell the world about the innovative, community-focused work our members do. Becoming a member of that community and gaining access to that professional network and source of leadership knowledge is so valuable. Those are key to leadership success. We want to engage that population because they are the future of association leadership.

Is Your Association at a Crossroads?

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Tremendous insight, vision and leadership capabilities despite being introverts, according to Susan Cain , best-selling author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. Jeff DeCagna , chief strategist of Principled Innovation , agreed you need to have a balance of both personality types on your staff and on your board. Get a sense of “how open they are to change and innovation,” and work within those parameters. Innovation.

Wise Words from the Corner Office

Association Adviser

Highlighting these case studies is also a good way to tell the world about the innovative, community-focused work our members do. Becoming a member of that community and gaining access to that professional network and source of leadership knowledge is so valuable. Those are key to leadership success. We want to engage that population because they are the future of association leadership.

Internet Association’s Plan to Expand Influence: Focus on the Left Coast

Associations Now

The trade group’s new office in California, a state often at the forefront of technology issues, puts the association both in the heart of Silicon Valley and in Sacramento—complete with a brand new lobbyist to help influence tech policy in the state. IA is opening up a second office in Sacramento, California—an outpost it sees as an opportunity to set the tone nationwide. More details: Why California?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.16.20

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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?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.23.21

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Presenter: women’s leadership speaker and trainer, author of Lead Like an Ally: A Journey Through Corporate America with Strategies to Facilitate Inclusion , Julie Kratz, Tue 7/27 at 2 p.m. Host: Event Leadership Institute. Writing as a Thought Leadership Strategy.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.6.19

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And, Caroline Forsey at HubSpot explains what California’s new data privacy act means for marketers. Karim Guirguis, chief strategy and innovation officer at the American Bankruptcy Institute.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.1.20

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How is your association demonstrating leadership to its members and community? Reggie Henry, CAE (moderator), chief information and engagement officer, ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership. Presenters: Jan Masaoka, Chief Executive Officer, California Association of Nonprofits.

TEDx Raleigh: Local Ideas Worth Spreading

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TED’s annual conferences in California and Oxford UK are “riveting talks by remarkable people” with “ideas worth spreading.” Innovative engineering, architectural and construction techniques — like pointed arches, ribbed vaulting and flying buttresses (ah, memories of art history!) — were used. Online games can be incubators of collaboration and leadership as players practice real life skills.

Having a hard time making decisions? You’re not alone

Association Success

In an essay for the Stanford Social Innovation Review from 2015, Steve Scheier wrote of how the people who work with nonprofits recognized “the inefficiency of their organization’s decision-making process.” Any culture change has to come from and be lived by the leadership. . One of the quickest lessons you learn when you get into the association industry is about just how slowly any change happens. .

Conference Circuit: Catholic Higher Education Leaders Think Big

Associations Now

The Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities’ yearly meeting encourages members to embrace innovative problem solving. This outlook is emphasized by sessions such as “Bold Voices: New Ways of Leading,” in which a panel of college and university presidents will discuss innovative approaches to leading Catholic higher education.

Association Brain Food: 7.22.22

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Presenters: Emily Longvall, Manager, Industry Research and Education, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). Michele Champion, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. National Leadership Development Day.

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Association Subculture: Benefit Corporation Standards Institute, Inc.

Association Subculture

California was the seventh of eight states to see legislation passed and signed into law to support the creation of benefit corporations. Who better to provide leadership, education and training for your member companies/professionals on this new, unique, and competitively advantageous corporate form? The Waning Days of Leadership in Association Management. innovation. (6). leadership. (9). Principled Innovation LLC. SmartBlog on Leadership.

So You Want a More Engaging Organization? Design It!

Association Success

Professor Don Norman, Director of the Design Lab at the University of California, has a fascinating Ted Talk in which he argues that “pleasant things work better”. ACTFL published an innovative, online annual report last year, that gave the yearly breakdown in an engaging, fun format. We have redesigned the page layouts and the use of a paper-based self study leadership training manual to make it more interactive, says Carolyn B.

3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofits That Can Boost Professional Success

Beth Kanter

For 2017, we be launching an online site that includes the content and facilitator guides so that any nonprofit or trainer can provide leadership development for emerging nonprofit leaders. Innovation Lab Facilitation : For the past few years, I’ve trained in and designed and facilitated innovation labs using the Luma Institute Methods. In the US, I gave workshops at nonprofit conferences in North Carolina, Virginia, Florida, Missouri, California and at SXSW.

Association Brain Food: 7.15.22

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Leadership echo chambers. Ryan MacTaggart at EDUCAUSE describes how leadership echo chambers manifest and how they imperil smart decision-making. Host: Event Leadership Institute. Michele Champion, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT).

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Heads West To Help Silicon Valley Back East

Associations Now

The Chamber’s Center for Advanced Technology & Innovation opened its doors this week and will hold its first official event on Thursday—a screening of “Underwater Dreams,” a new documentary about four teenage boys, children of Mexican immigrants, who compete against MIT engineers in a robotics competition. Earlier this year, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced its plan to open its first office outside the DC area, in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.24.20

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Attention trumps creativity and innovation. In this one, they explain how to help struggling chapter leaders and prevent leadership crises from happening in the first place. Presenter: Robyn Mietkiewicz, CMP, CMM, Innovation Partner, INNOV8 Meetings + Events.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.25.19

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Learn to identify essential reports when producing digital events, decipher what levels of leadership receive which reports, and develop a summary template for organization-wide post-digital event reporting. With severe compliance laws such as the GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act, it is vital to understand legislation surrounding data protection to minimize risk.

Conference Circuit: Sharing the SHARE Conference

Associations Now

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky and Sidecar CEO Sunil Paul, along with a number of other industry experts and academics from Boston College and the University of California-Berkeley, will be among the speakers. Tickets for the SHARE conference, which is being presented by Peers and Social Capital Markets , a group focused on promoting business and social innovations, are still available via its website.

Scaling Up Excellence (Review)

Jamie Notter

Sometimes you need the very top of the chart to be visible and in people’s faces to get a turnaround (they tell an interesting story of that dynamic from the Korean War), and at other times you need to send small teams of employees out into the workplace to uncover efficiencies and new revenue streams, as one California Hospital system did, with the “leaders” staying out of the way. If that kind of complexity feels hard to manage, well then welcome to leadership.

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Aereo Falls Flat With Supreme Court, TV Broadcasters Win Big

Associations Now

California and United States v. The broadcast TV industry welcomed the ruling, but tech groups say it could squelch innovation—particularly in cloud computing. “We will continue to fight for our consumers and fight to create innovative technologies that have a meaningful and positive impact on our world,” CEO Chet Kanojia said in a statement. ” Shapiro added that “laws should be clear and favor innovation.”

The Big Picture: How Associations Can Use Twitter

The Big Picture

I have seen support spring up over night for everything from victims of wildfires in California to those who discovered they had cancer. 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. « Its magic | Main. Tips for Conference Un-Bloggers (and Bloggers too) » December 28, 2007.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Five Lessons from the Road

Idea Architects

custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. At the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues Annual Meeting , Charlene Li reminded participants that social media is about relationships. And the fifth lesson learned comes from canceled flights and a disappointing inability to make it to the Association of Fundraising Professionals Volunteer Leadership Academy in Montreal.

The Big Picture: Ad-hoc Learning

The Big Picture

OReillys FOO Camp , an annual gathering/camp-out at the OReilly campus in northern California, breaks the traditional barriers by putting the learners in control. 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.

Join Me in My Next Bold Move - Supreme Court Citizens United Ruling

Association Subculture

My government affairs experience is largely in terms of how the system works (or doesnt work) in California. I can assure you anyone claiming special interests do not hold significant sway on how politicians vote in California (and elsewhere) are either delusional or deliberately distorting how the process works. The Waning Days of Leadership in Association Management. innovation. (6). leadership. (9). Principled Innovation LLC. SmartBlog on Leadership.

You’re Never Too Old to Learn Something New

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I spoke with CEO of AGC Georgia Michael Dunham the other day about association leadership, career development and mentoring (see his Corner Office profile). Leadership skills that may surprise you. Making the wrong hire, especially in a leadership position, is an expensive mistake that could take years from which to recover.”. Aley said innovation and legislation are the two main drivers of the career-content trend. “In Hank Berkowitz, Association Adviser.

Wake Up to Educating the Future Workforce

Associations Now

Martin, president and CEO of the Southeastern Institute of Research, shared advice based on Digital Now’s Technology Leadership survey and SIR’s research on generational preferences that shows members of generation Y are losing confidence in their career prospects. In a sign of their gaining traction, as one attendee pointed out, a bill in California would require the state’s colleges and universities to grant credit for outsourced online education courses such as MOOCs.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.6.19

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The Harvard Business Review describes how the New York Public Library involved employees from 93 branches in innovation communities —could be a good model for chapters. The California Consumer Privacy Act & Its Impact on Associations. Whether it’s due to a merger, new leadership, changing audience demographics or to just keep pace with the competition, at some point all organizations come to the question: “Is it time re-brand?”

Association Management Gen Xer Meme - Right Here, Right Now

Association Subculture

Occasionally I would have a fleeting moment, usually in an airport in Southern California on a weekday night coming back from a meeting, surrounded by a fleet of airplane commuters with the same cookie cutter suits and briefcases like mine, where I would sheepishly wonder if I would lose my professional "bona fides" if any of them realized I was listening to Metallica on my Walkman and let my employees come to work in jeans every day. innovation. (6). leadership. (9).

That's Okay Cuz I Got No Self-Esteem - The D-list Employees

Association Subculture

California, in particular, is rife with employment related challenges. That's why having a spine is one of my demands for leadership. The Waning Days of Leadership in Association Management. innovation. (6). leadership. (9). Principled Innovation LLC. SmartBlog on Leadership. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, November 2, 2009. Thats Okay Cuz I Got No Self-Esteem - The D-list Employees. I wrote her off for the tenth time today.