5 Books to Inspire Leadership and Innovation

CommPartners

In the spirit of today being World Book Day, we have compiled a list of some of our staff’s top book recommendations for e-learning leaders. These books fulfill different needs in our lives, whether it is to inspire or inform.

Innovate the Lean Way

Spark Consulting

Join us to learn how you can apply this technique in your own organization to eliminate waste, validate your learning, and innovate faster and more successfully. Feature Story innovation leadership webinars whitepaper Guillermo Ortiz de Zarate YourMembership.com“There’s no bigger waste than investing resources working on the wrong thing.”

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Is co-leadership right for your organization?

Association Success

Associations North serves association professionals in North and South Dakota and Minnesota with education, leadership growth and professional development opportunities. . Kisskeys and Ruzek are often asked about their co-leadership model because it’s so rare.

Innovation for Association Executives

Association Navigator

I’m thinking about innovation in the context of managing associations and non-profit enterprises. Innovation is a corporate buzz word, but it’s also a fundamental element in any successful and growing organization. He focuses on innovative products that failed to launch.

You May be Doing Innovation: Introducing the Association Innovation Continuum

Smooth The Path

The magnitude of an innovation project doesn’t determine whether the project is innovative or not. Innovation is synonymous with big. So innovation also might be just as well be synonymous with risky, scary and the domain of only a privileged few.

Eric Lanke: Film Directing Lessons in Innovation and Leadership

Eric Lanke

Leadership. Innovation. Film Directing Lessons in Innovation and Leadership. What lessons in innovation and leadership can be mined from the views of the man who brought us such classics as Patton , The Godfather and Apocalypse Now ? Innovation. (15).

Exploring Association Innovation: New Study

MembersClicks

Innovative” is something all companies - both big and small, for-profit and non-profit - aspire to be. But all companies will tell you, innovation is NOT easy, particularly for small companies and non-profit organizations.

The CEO’s Behavior Dictates how Innovative an Association Will Be

Smooth The Path

As a staff member of an association, I would like to think that if I have a useful and winning innovative idea, I can bring it to market. And then this success could be the jumping off point for the whole association to become innovative. Association innovation is dependent on the CEO.

Supporting Innovation

Jamie Notter

If you want a thriving organization you need to innovate. If you want to innovate you have to have a culture that supports it. Innovation within an organization requires a culture that champions innovators. . Create an environment for innovation.

Disruptive Innovation Creates Association Opportunities

Potomac Core

Disruptive Innovation “describes a process whereby a smaller company with fewer resources is able to successfully challenge established incumbent businesses.” In a slowing and uneven global economy, are your members looking somewhere else for lower cost and innovative solutions?

To Stoke Innovation, Fight Your Biases

Associations Now

Innovation isn’t just about the ideas people create, but the environment leaders provide to inspire them. Innovation is essential to an organization—all it means, at its core, is being able to come up with new ideas, and your association hasn’t survived without doing that a few times.

What Highly Innovative Associations Know That Others Do Not

Smooth The Path

Innovation is relatively new in the association industry. A recent association industry benchmarking report notes that 73% of associations have started their focus on innovation within the last 5 years (27% within the last year). Being innovative enough, fast enough.

10 Traits of an Innovation Mindset for Your Association

.orgCommunity

Associations can’t fulfill their missions without innovation. Innovation helps organizations create and improve processes, products, services, and experiences for their members, customers, staff, and audiences. 10 elements of the innovation mindset to nurture at your association. #1:

Innovators Network Differently

Velvet Chainsaw

The commitment to delivering high networking value needs to be identified as a high priority by your leadership. All staff and volunteer leadership should take personal ownership for making as many attendees as possible part of the tribe.

How Think Tanks Help Association Leaders Learn to Be More Agile, Innovative, and Forward-Thinking

Association Adviser

orgCommunity’s think tanks help association leaders become more agile, innovative & forward-thinking through original research and engaging discussions. Features Leadership Membership.orgCommunity strategic planning

Innovation and Optimism Drive Membership Growth

Associations Now

And many associations currently seeing membership growth are tapping into the power of innovation and optimism about the future. This year’s survey found a correlation between associations with an innovation program and consistent year-over-year membership growth.

Here’s a big idea: Innovation can be small

Association Success

I bet that if you pull any association’s job posting for a leadership opening, you will find the word “innovation” at least half the time, either as a requirement of the type of person or a descriptor of where the organization is going. Let’s make a bet.

Why Servant Leadership Is Making a Comeback

Associations Now

Today, everybody wants to feel like a stakeholder in an organization, and a new study suggests command-and-control leadership is obsolete. Leadership models come and go, but humility never goes out of style. The term for that is “servant leadership,” coined by Robert K.

Leadership Lessons from Abraham Lincoln

Association Leaders

We have explored leadership in many of these blogs. We have discussed leadership qualities, leadership characteristics and leadership do’s and don’ts. Some are motivational, some are consensus builders, some are innovators, some are just geniuses. I recently saw this post emphasizing four lessons learned from Lincoln about leadership: 1. If you have suggestions on additional leadership qualities demonstrated by Abraham Lincoln, please share them here.

Innovation Requires Diversity

Idea Architects

It's one of the many core elements of innovation, one Franz Johansson nicely described in his book The Medici Effect. diversity innovation leadershipThere are no coffee refills in France. or at least not like what we are accustomed to in the States.

Your Guide to Innovation at Your Association

Smooth The Path

I have had hour-long conversations with 15 association professionals from innovative associations and these conversations provide the foundation for you to start effective staff (and board) conversations about the innovation efforts at your association. Association innovation leaders.

The CEO’s Guide to Association Innovation

Association Adviser

When I say the word innovation to you, what feelings does this word evoke? In a recent research study association professionals reported that innovation is synonymous with risk, big expectations, large investments, long commitments and failure. Innovative projects fall on a continuum.

Leadership Limerick: Innovation Requires Many Contributions

Idea Architects

custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. Leadership Limerick: Innovation Requires Many Contributions. Searching for leadership limerick will identify previous posts.

Boost Your Innovation Efforts

Mariner

Someone (chapter leader, staff, volunteer leadership) comes up with a great idea for a new program, product, or service. Submitted by guest blogger Elizabeth Weaver Engel, M.A., CAE, CEO & Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting LLC. Have you ever had this experience? Maybe it was even specifically requested by members. Your team builds it, hopefully on time and on budget. The result has lots of features, works easily and the way it’s supposed to, and looks terrific to boot.

3 Key Steps to Go from Innovation to Implementation

Association Adviser

Innovation has been a common buzzword for the past few years – and not just in the association world. There’s been a lot of talk about how organizations can create a culture that drives innovation, how great leaders can spur innovation and how associations need to innovate to survive.

4 Steps to Inspire Innovation in Your Association

Socious

“Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Many people believe innovation is all about inventing and releasing new products. Innovation is so much more than just revamping products or services. As a society, we thrive off of innovation.

Community Leadership: Getting Everyone to Participate

Higher Logic

Leadership hype always focuses on the C-suite – are your executives on social media? But here’s another consideration: have you ever tapped leadership beyond the C-suite? 66% Mature communities had formal leadership/advocacy programs. Extend leadership beyond traditional roles.

Do You Look for Association Innovation? Do You Love It? Do You Enjoy It?

Smooth The Path

Use the 5-step idea process to become an association innovation ninja. The post Do You Look for Association Innovation? Related: How to set a new tone at your association. Taking risks so our members don’t have to.

3 Steps to More Inspired Leadership

Association Adviser

Attendees were also able to take home some valuable lessons in leadership from influential thinkers who shared their stories and experiences. Innovation expert and opening keynote speaker Nilofer Merchant told attendees, “Ideas are fuel for innovation.”

3 Key Steps to Go from Innovation to Implementation

Association Adviser

Innovation has been a common buzzword for the past few years – and not just in the association world. There’s been a lot of talk about how organizations can create a culture that drives innovation, how great leaders can spur innovation and how associations need to innovate to survive.

Are Corporate Leaders Afraid to Innovate?

Association Leaders

The title of the article is, “ CEOs say Investing in Innovation is not Paying off “ The bottom line is a study was recently done of companies in the US and Europe. The companies were asked questions about their willingness to invest in innovative activities (products and services). The concern is, of course, that without willingness to take risks and innovate, we are left with nothing more or better than what we now have.

What Lies on the Other Side?

Spark Consulting

changeblogging innovation leadership personal reflectionsShortly after the coronavirus pandemic stay at home edicts began coming down, a colleague posted a question to LinkedIn: What’s your vision for when we come out of this?

Eric Lanke: Why Innovation is Hard

Eric Lanke

Leadership. Innovation. Why Innovation is Hard. A little over a month ago I attended WSAEs National Summit on Innovation for Associations. We werent talking directly about making your own association more innovative (that would get more attention on day two).

6 Thoughts on Innovation

SCD Group

With rapid changes impacting association members, associations need to be innovative as they move forward. Sony co-founder Akio Morita Great innovators are successful because they are not aware of their limitations.

Realignment #6: Relationship-Driven Leadership

SocialFish

Yet these models are increasingly at odds with the speed and fluidity of today’s markets that call for flexibility, customization, complete solutions, and continuous innovation. All paths are enabled by people, catalyzed and guided by those in leadership positions. “

On innovation and leadership

SocialFish

blog has a wonderful post on "Innovation, Chaos, and Leadership". But she's basically talking about how we historically view innovation as a trait of leadership - the CEO as visionary. She describes the inherent problem at the heart of this cliche - where "many of the characteristics of innovation--flexibility, risk-taking, chaos, failure--are highly threatening to staff when they are embodied by top management". Nina Simon over at the Museum 2.0

To Start or Sustain an Association-Wide Focus on Innovation the Association’s CEO Must Be On Board

Smooth The Path

Now that you know about my propensity to cheer for the underdog you may understand why I was blown away by one of the key findings that came out of the innovation study I recently conducted on behalf of the National Business Aviation Association ( NBAA ).

Daily Buzz: Don’t Forget About Small-Scale Innovation

Associations Now

Big idea: Successful innovation can be small, too. How do you define innovation? I want to invite you to the real world of innovation: small-sized innovation,” Tatonetti says on Association Success. Keep employees happy in 2020 with these five leadership tips from Inc.

Daily Buzz: Is Your Culture Really “Innovative”?

Associations Now

Building an innovative culture? Start by not calling it “innovative.” As associations strive to strengthen workplace culture, creating “collaborative,” “innovative,” and “results-driven” environments is at the top of many organizations’ to-do lists.

Association Management Basics: Successful Leadership Transitions

Association Navigator

This book is nearly 20 years old, but it includes some timeless advice for leaders, with a particularly good chapter on successful leadership transitions. An executive leadership transition is a great way to propel an association forward, reflecting the updated goals of the governing board.