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.

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.

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.”

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.

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:

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.

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).

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?

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.

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.

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.

orgCommunity’s Solutions Day Honors Innovator in the Association Industry

.orgCommunity

emily@orgcommunity.com.orgCommunity’s Solutions Day Honors Innovator in the Association Industry. The program featured association executives and industry leaders sharing how innovation, culture, technology, and data have helped them redesign their operations and position their organizations for success in this era of disruption. The Innovation Award celebrates outstanding innovation and the success of those taking their association or organization to the next level.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Want Innovation? Look at Management

Jamie Notter

Leadership insight.right when you need it. Want Innovation? in Change , Leadership - 6 comments. There was a time in the not-too-distant past when the people who were advocating for innovation in organizations were considered a bit on the fringe. Want Innovation?

Different Kinds of Innovation

Jamie Notter

Here’s another bit of content from my client presentation about innovation earlier this week. Yesterday I gave you my simple definition of innovation. After the definition, I talked about three different kinds of innovation. Product Innovation. Strategy Innovation.

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.

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.

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.

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).

Association Looks to Boost Member Relevance With New Innovation Center

Associations Now

Recognizing that its members are dealing with ever-changing technologies and other shifts that will require them to think differently to remain relevant, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants introduced its Center for Innovation late last year.

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

Meet With Purpose: Mid-Tier Cities Spur Life-Changing Innovations

Associations Now

Planners share why host destinations don’t need to be large in size to deliver on expertise, collaboration and innovative resources for attendees. There’s more to the city than people realize, both in scientific innovation and cultural capital.

Fostering Innovation at Your Association

Informz

What is Innovation? Innovation is a new or better idea that meets unarticulated needs, new requirements or existing market needs.”-Wikipedia. Innovation is critical to the success of associations. It is essential for association leaders to foster a culture of innovation.

Bringing Innovation to Life

Jamie Notter

Leadership insight.right when you need it. Bringing Innovation to Life. The description from the brochure: People make innovation happen. Innovation implies change, and change often pushes people’s fear button. As you’re engaging in making innovation happen and implementing new programs, have the discipline to maintain a focus on learning, rather than judgment an evaluation. Innovation rarely follows a predictable timeline or pattern of development.

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.

The Results of Management Innovation

Jamie Notter

Leadership insight.right when you need it. The Results of Management Innovation. In a recent post I challenged everyone to consider innovating management , rather than just our products, services, or business models. We have come to expect innovation in our world in many areas, yet we are content to come to work and face practices and systems that are fifty or a hundred years old. With management innovation, we can solve these problems. Want Innovation?

Big Data and Leadership and Management

Jamie Notter

” It’s not so much about privacy or spying, as it is about big data, and how that can be applied, not to sales and marketing, but to the work of leadership and management. You’re now stuck with an army of people lacking a key leadership skill who will never leave!

Moneyball and Management Innovation

Jamie Notter

Leadership insight.right when you need it. Moneyball and Management Innovation. We’re not seeing how the leadership game has changed. That is the promise of management innovation. The Results of Management Innovation. Want Innovation? Leadership.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Nothing less than a transition from product-centered and process-driven bureaucracies to flexible, innovation-centered, and customer-driven knowledge services will give them a new basis for competing in the knowledge age. The Next Phase of Association Leadership.

Better Listening, Better Leadership

Associations Now

A new book by New York Times leadership columnist Adam Bryant shares CEOs’ lessons for success. Early 2014, for me, is overstuffed with new leadership and management challenges. The post Better Listening, Better Leadership appeared first on Associations Now

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.