Leadership Lessons on the Hiking Trail

Eric Lanke

image source I spent the last week in Colorado on vacation. In the moment I was more worried about the persistent ache in my right knee and the damage I had done to my pride, but with some reflection I realized it could more usefully be viewed as a lesson in leadership. Associations Leadership We made it an outdoor vacation as much as possible, with hiking and biking the dominant activities.

Veterinarian Group Expands Role Through Leadership Restructuring

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Following a gradual transition and the introduction of an association manager and partnerships with commercial industry groups, VMAE has restructured its leadership to now include its own CEO. Johnson, who was the Colorado VMA CEO and VMAE past-president, will not only continue working with VMAE’s volunteer boards but will also expand the group’s ability to advocate for and connect those it represents. “I’m

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Best of the Week: 6 Stories for Association Executives from SCDdaily

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Creative ways to lead change when someone else is running the show: Top 10 for Backseat Leaders By Christina Tangora Schlachter and Terry Hildebrandt via QualityDigest The global economy has turned the rules of leadership upside down and shaken them vigorously for good measure. The Nine Biggest Mistakes Meeting Planners Make By Debbie Taylor via Colorado Meetings + Events Planning any kind of event is a complex, time-consuming process that is filled with potential pitfalls.

Clarity Is Fleeting

Eric Lanke

I was attending one of my association's major workforce development programs in and around Denver, Colorado, but where I was and what I was doing is not really relevant for the purposes of this post. Associations LeadershipI was on the road for much of this past week. What is relevant is that I was away from my office, and that while I was away I was able to get a clear picture on several of the issues that have been vexing me of late.

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Cutting Edge Social Media for Associations

Association Navigator

The highlight is the article about the social media strategy at the Colorado Oil and Gas Association. Jill McClure , Chief Operating Officer of Colorado Oil and Gas Association says: “It’s a shift away from that traditional communications style – here’s what we want you to think – to here’s a conversation we’re having and you can join in, and here are some concepts for us to think about and discuss, and things we can do together.

Immediate Release: Duckworth Assumes Ownership of Everyday Mindfulness Show

Holly Duckworth

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.15.21

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Inclusive leadership. He suggests ten steps nonprofits can take to make space for black male leadership. Insights for Everyone: Data Analytics for Leadership, Staff & Board. Presenters: Rachel Massman, Housing Colorado.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.22.21

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Join us for the January DC Swap as, discuss what communications skills the C-suite seeks when building a leadership team, and the communications competencies you need for continued success in your association career. Presenters: Rachel Massman, Housing Colorado.

Conference Circuit: Parliamentary Procedure

Associations Now

The National Association of Parliamentarians’ 2016 National Training Conference begins in Colorado late next week. More than 500 parliamentarians from around the world will be in Broomfield, Colorado, next week to ask questions, share ideas, and make connections that will contribute to moving the profession forward. Location: Broomfield, Colorado. Prior to the meeting, attendees can take part in the NAP Leadership Conference. Rundown Attendees: 500.

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. Jeff also serves on the American Tinnitus Association Board of Directors, and he is a former member of the ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership Board of Directors.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.6.20

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Leading Into Tomorrow: Using Foresight to Expand Association Leadership in Critical Domains. Association Board Leadership & Governance in the Era of Business as Unusual. – Leading Into Tomorrow: Using Foresight to Expand Association Leadership in Critical Domains. Hear about the leadership environment facing volunteers. Presenters: panel of speakers from Association Analytics, ASAE, and the Colorado Society of CPAs.

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Inauguration Energy: You Have A Choice To Make

Holly Duckworth

A nationally recognized author, speaker and coach for conscious leadership and motivation. Holly is a regular columnist for MeetingsNet/IdeaExchange, Association Trends and writes regularly on the future of leadership for Science of Mind magazine. She lives in Denver, Colorado. Leadership Spirituality inauguration; non-judgmentIt’s going to be everywhere you look this week. In social media, newspapers, and TV, the energy building around the inauguration.

How Associations Can Become Thought Leaders

Associations Now

Learn More Jason Meyers will be discussing how associations can position themselves as thought leaders during a session at ASAE’s Great Ideas Conference, which is taking place March 17-19 in Colorado Springs. A first step is establishing some kind of “industry-facing platform that gives them an opportunity to showcase the thought leadership of members,” Meyers said, such as through speaking opportunities at conferences, online content hubs, blogs, and publications.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.5.17

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I’ll be envious when I see the tweets but I rather hike (and see Tom Petty) in Colorado. Leveling up the Senior Leadership Team (Association Chat). The ability for a CEO and their senior leadership team to work together, to set each other up for success, and to collectively create results can make or break any organization. Guest: Seth Kahan, founder, Visionary Leadership.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.8.20

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Chill out by the stream of your choice, perhaps one in Texas, Colorado or elsewhere. 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.

Association executives: Would staff-led evaluations produce better results?

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Our daughter is an awesome first grade teacher in Colorado Springs. SCDdaily staff-led evaluations association management human resources STIAL association executives association leadership ASAE Goal setting and annual evaluations are standard fare for the human resource roles of association executives and senior managers. As an association executive, I really disliked the annual staff evaluation sessions.

Help Support the Next Generation of Women in Tech

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Awardees are selected for their demonstrated outstanding aptitude and interest in information technology/computing; solid leadership ability; good academic history; and plans for post-secondary education. University of Colorado at Boulder. Colorado School of mines. Help the next generation of innovative young women fulfill their dreams to bring their leadership, drive, creativity, intelligence and skills into the workplace

Study: Gender Gap Pronounced for Nonprofits, Workplace at Large

Associations Now

A wide-ranging study from the University of Denver that covers a number of fields (including nonprofits), suggests that a lot of work needs to be done to improve equity for women in leadership, both in representation and compensation. That’s the main finding of a wide-ranging new study on female leadership across the business world. “The leadership landscape is so lopsided,” Lynn Gangone, the dean of the college, told The Denver Post.

Flipped Learning: What’s Its Place in the Association Meetings Space?

Associations Now

The meeting planner from NSCA who shared details of the Bridge the Gap series with me and my tablemates at Great Ideas also mentioned that her daughter was a former student of Jonathan Bergmann, a Colorado chemistry teacher, who—along with fellow educator Aaron Sams—is referred to as the pioneer of Flipped Learning. A few years back I attended a leadership conference that required some pre-reading and survey taking.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.15.19

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I pulled myself out of it by reading about leadership—educating myself and getting inspired to make some positive changes at work. There will be a small reception following the live show at a local pub in Denver, Colorado. Learn the role of leadership in placing a value on cybersecurity preparedness for your nonprofit and the long term planning that should accompany your immediate assessment of your security risk.

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Immediate Release: Duckworth Assumes Ownership of Everyday Mindfulness Show

Holly Duckworth

Denver, Colorado) – New York Times contributor, keynote speaker, author, and trendsetter in the field of leadership and mindfulness for the business world, Holly Duckworth, CAE, CMP, LSP, has been named the successor as host and producer of the Everyday Mindfulness Show. Duckworth, is a natural fit as a highly sought-after keynote speaker on the topic of mindful leadership, author, blogger and columnist.

GMA Executive Conference: Perhaps the End of a Very Good Thing? A Review

Association Navigator

I’ve just returned from Colorado where GMA, the Association of Food, Beverage and Consumer Products Companies , hosted what will reportedly be their last Executive Conference. McChrystal’s wonderful presentation was a mix of military history (Lord Nelson at Trafalgar and Napoleon’s march to Moscow), the war on terror in Afghanistan and Iraq, and leadership lessons we should learn from these chapters. Lord Nelson – One of General McChrystal’s Leadership Examples.

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American Legion Takes Rare Step in Calling for VA Leader’s Resignation

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According to The Washington Post , Dellinger said Shinseki’s “patriotism and sacrifice for this nation are above reproach” but that he has a record of “poor oversight and failed leadership” at the VA, which the retired four-star general has led since 2009. An agency investigation of a Fort Collins, Colorado, facility found cases of falsified records.

Hot association jobs this week – March 23

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And, with the entire nation watching what happens on the Bay, it is a most exciting time to be part of CBF’s leadership team. The Vice President is responsible for developing and executing CBF’s marketing, public relations, and integrated communications plans and strategies relative to the strategic direction and positioning of the organization and its leadership. We advance the mission through education, leadership, collaboration and research.

Reads of the Week: March 8, 2013

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What Social Business Means for Leadership – Jamie Notter’s keynote. I got back Wednesday afternoon and today I’m heading to Colorado Springs for the ASAE Great Ideas Conference. I’m not the only one who likes being a content curator. Elizabeth Engel is always an excellent source for interesting reads. Check out her weekly What I’m Reading series.

Looking Out On tThe Students at Look Out: Mindfulness In A Correctional Facility

Holly Duckworth

When I worked with the young men at Look Out Mountain in Colorado I saw the faces of young boys ages 12-19 that are in a correctional prison for a crime they committed. If I can do that for them I can do it for your leadership team in the “prisons of their own story”. Looking out on the students at Look Out: Mindfulness In A Correctional Facility. Several times a year I donate a program to a charity or cause that I have a connection with.

How To Stop Your Nonprofit’s After Hours Email Habit

Beth Kanter

I recently taught several leadership development workshops at the Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership based on my new book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout. In a research report called “ Exhausted But Unable to Disconnect, ” professors from Lehigh University, Virginia Tech, and Colorado State University found that an “always on” culture may prevent employees from fully disengaging from work, causing stress.

Moose to MOOCs and 3 other articles for association executives

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Coursera, a Silicon Valley-based company, is announcing today that it will partner with university systems in Colorado, Georgia, New York, Tennessee and Texas to develop and evaluate the potential of technology that is fueling dramatic changes in how higher education is designed and delivered. Leadership Is A Vital Role For Association Executives via The Forbes Group Do you see yourself as a manager? Universities bolster MOOCs for online learning By Mary Beth Marklein via USA TODAY.

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How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

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Bryan Dik PhD – Professor of Psychology at Colorado State & Cofounder of Jobzology. Purpose Expressed in Community Leadership and Actions (Member). ————. Purpose. people’s identification of, and intention to pursue, particular highly valued, overarching life goals.” Steger & Dik, 2010). a.k.a. Your reason for getting up in the morning.”. The Fine Line Between Engagement & Manipulation. Growthhacking, gamification, content snacks and personalization.

Tragic Loss Brings Valuable Lessons for Gay Pilots Association

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The National Gay Pilots Association, which just two years ago made the move from a social organization to a fully functional association, didn’t have a succession plan in place when its executive director, Steven Moore, was killed in a plane crash in Boulder, Colorado, last month. NGPA was fortunate in one respect: Moore, who had announced earlier this year that he planned to step down from his leadership role, was already helping to train his successor. “To

How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

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Bryan Dik PhD – Professor of Psychology at Colorado State & Cofounder of Jobzology. Purpose Expressed in Community Leadership and Actions (Member). This post by the super smart Bill Johnston originally appeared on his structure3c blog and is reposted here with permission. ———— Purpose. people’s identification of, and intention to pursue, particular highly valued, overarching life goals.” Steger & Dik, 2010). a.k.a.

Choices – Prosperity Edition

Holly Duckworth

A nationally recognized author, speaker, and coach for conscious leadership and motivation. Holly is a regular columnist for MeetingsNet/IdeaExchange, Association Trends and writes regularly on the future of leadership for Science of Mind magazine. She lives in Denver, Colorado. Trailer Park to Main Street Questions To Build Your Prosperity Mindset. As we make choices in our lives one of the choices we often make unconsciously is that of our financial standing.

ETR Steps Forward for Weekly #WorkplaceWellness

Beth Kanter

We discussed the importance of leadership modeling and supporting a culture of wellbeing. Beautiful Boulder, Colorado. ETR Associates Staff Walking Group. Note from Beth: I recently facilitated a Happy Healthy Nonprofit workshop on bringing a culture of wellbeing into the nonprofit workplace.

Coffee Gate 2016: My Choice To Drink From A Community Cup

Holly Duckworth

For more on leadership presence and collaborative leadership, contact Holly Duckworth, LSP, CAE, CMP. Holly is a nationally recognized speaker, author and coach for collaborative leadership. She lives in Denver, Colorado. Election!? What Election?! We’s got a drinking debate going on in this country. I opened my Facebook today like I do everyday. Only today was different. I see a photo post that reads, “Love the New Oneness cup!”

Deep Dive on Humanize

Jamie Notter

Leadership insight.right when you need it. We’re excited to have the opportunity to help you do that in Colorado Springs! Leadership. Consulting. Speaking. About. Contact. Generations. Humanize. Books: Jamie Notter. Deep Dive on Humanize. Posted March 20, 2012. in Announcements , Humanize. Tweet.

6 Reports for Association Executives: From SCD Group

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Creative ways to lead change when someone else is running the show: Top 10 for Backseat Leaders By Christina Tangora Schlachter and Terry Hildebrandt via QualityDigest The global economy has turned the rules of leadership upside down and shaken them vigorously for good measure. The Nine Biggest Mistakes Meeting Planners Make By Debbie Taylor via Colorado Meetings + Events Planning any kind of event is a complex, time-consuming process that is filled with potential pitfalls.

Do You Want to Get Rocked? - Association 141+

Association 141+

The ASAE Foundation announced a new innovation grant program at Great Ideas 2012 in Colorado Springs. Cynthia DAmour on Leadership and Life. Association 141+. Friday, March 30, 2012. Association Marketing: Do You Want to Get Rocked? While I may not watch the Super Bowl each year for the commercials, I will admit it is hard to decide when to leave the tv to get more chili - during the game or the ads.

15 Predictions About Future Conferences And Shifting Attendance Part 1

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University of Northern Colorado Sociologist Dr. Josh Packard says that today’s society is done with performance, production and pageantry. They take deliberate thought, leadership and facilitations. Hat Tips to author and leadership guru Carey Nieuwhof who wrote a series about shifting attendance patterns in society and faith institutions. Every conference experiences change. Well, at least is should experience some change. Especially if it’s a healthy and growing conference.

7 Quotes of Inspiration on President’s Day

Holly Duckworth

So today on Presidents day 2017 I bring to you 7 quotes on key traits of leadership from past presidents to inspire you to live and lead a conscious life and business. Leadership: “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. In the meantime, may these 7 leadership traits from past presidents inform your week. For more on leadership presence and conscious leadership, contact Holly Duckworth, LSP, CAE, CMP.

How to Use Twitter: A Guide for AEs : Off Stage

Off Stage

A good example of how hashtags work is a personal one: because I am no longer an AE, I wasn’t really in a position to attend the Institute in Colorado Springs. Leadership Thoughts: Crafting the Job Description. Off Stage. 13, 2009 - How to Use Twitter: A Guide for AEs. Recently I’ve been working on some social media/marketing presentations for Realtors, and I’ve gotten involved in the whole online networking scene.