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. We all now know that innovation can come from anyone, anywhere. However, one of the biggest traps with innovation is that most big ideas never become more than just that – ideas.

Innovative Workforce Solutions

Potomac Core

Associations are increasingly well positioned to help members and industries build innovative workforce solutions through their professional development and certification products. As waves of innovation, millennials, and baby boomer retirements alter future workforce design, forward thinking organizations can transform themselves and become professional development partners for their members. Innovative Workforce Solutions: Call to Action. Innovative Workforce Solutions.

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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. We all now know that innovation can come from anyone, anywhere. However, one of the biggest traps with innovation is that most big ideas never become more than just that – ideas.

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? Having actionable data that answers these questions is more important than ever for associations in a world of disruptive innovation. Disruptive Innovation Creates Association Opportunities.

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. Technology helps us turn innovative ideas into reality, but innovation is powered by organizational cultures that support and nurture an innovation mindset. 10 elements of the innovation mindset to nurture at your association. #1:

Change is good…right?

Aaron Wolowiec

Most of us realize innovation is key to driving a business forward. in conjunction with the National Business Aviation Association , polled association professionals to learn how they set innovation goals, how they support innovation, what rewards and recognition they offer and how they set metrics for innovation. Nearly 350 associations participated in the Association Innovation Benchmarking Report , which found most associations are at least moderately innovative.

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Change is good…right?

Aaron Wolowiec

Most of us realize innovation is key to driving a business forward. in conjunction with the National Business Aviation Association , polled association professionals to learn how they set innovation goals, how they support innovation, what rewards and recognition they offer and how they set metrics for innovation. Nearly 350 associations participated in the Association Innovation Benchmarking Report , which found most associations are at least moderately innovative.

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2017 Association Trends Survey: Participate and Get a Free Copy of the Results

Portage Group

If you are in an association leadership position in 2017, chances are you feel like you are playing an eternal game of whak-a-mole. Please take a few minutes to participate in The Portage Group’s 2017 Association Trends Survey. This survey looks at the current and anticipated trends and issues affecting associations in 2017.and what actions they are taking to address them. Trends Strategy Research Leadership

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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. The things that hinder association’s innovation efforts are usually the not-talked-about, unplanned surprises that pop up along the way. Association innovation leaders.

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? The survey data was surprising but encouraging: participation from other, lower-level executives correlated even more highly with community maturity (compared to CEOs). 66% Mature communities had formal leadership/advocacy programs. Extend leadership beyond traditional roles.

Survey: These Companies Set the Standard for Leadership

Associations Now

A new study finds that the best companies to recruit from have one thing in common: really, really good leadership training programs. So says a new report from Chally Group Worldwide ranking the top companies for leadership. The fourth annual Global Leadership Research initiative, a survey of more than 3,000 C-level and human resources executives, ranked that trio as the top organizations from which to recruit among public companies with more than $1 billion in revenue.

What I’m Reading

Spark Consulting

blog roundup communication conferences curation innovation leadership management marketing membership social media Aaron Wolowiec ASAE Associations Now Innovation Excellence Joe Pulizzi Kathi Rabil Kim Howard Marketing General surveys Upworthy Do you know the content marketing 4-1-1 ? MGI’s 2014 Membership Marketing Benchmark report is out. One, you should download it ASAP.

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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. But using these types of buzzy adjectives can actually have a negative effect, according to a report from Gartner, which surveyed leaders about effective ways to transform culture.

A Crisis of Confidence in Nonprofit Leadership

Associations Now

Last month, McKinsey & Company released a report on its 2013 survey of CEOs and other execs at social-sector nonprofits to gauge their confidence in the leadership structure they have and what they think they’d need to improve. I don’t think you can strictly equate a social-sector leadership crisis with an association one. And meanwhile, the investment in leadership development has remained stagnant.

21st Century Leadership Skills Require Collaborative Learning

Velvet Chainsaw

According to a 2012 Skillsoft survey , too many professionals today are trying to lead with last century’s abilities. Skillsoft’s findings illustrate that 21st Century leaders must be more collaborative, creative, flexible and innovative than their 20th Century predecessors. More than 1,100 individuals participated in Skillsoft’s 21st Century Leadership Survey. Are 21st Century conference organizers trying to create success using outdated 20th Century skills?

Eric Lanke: It's Not Innovation If It Only Serves You

Eric Lanke

Leadership. Innovation. Its Not Innovation If It Only Serves You. One thing I struggle with as I try to lead my association towards more innovative practice is the need to define what innovation is and is not in our environment. And I suspected that our members had a need for those printed handouts that the innovative idea ignored. When we surveyed some attendees to get their take, those suspicions were validated. Labels: Innovation.

The Big Picture: New International Survey on New Media Practices.

The Big Picture

New International Survey on New Media Practices Uncovers Disparity in PR. According to a new survey , public relations professionals in the U.S. The survey, commissioned by The Daily Dog and Peppercorn Communications , was originally meant to see which country had the more digitally savvy PR folks. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference New International Survey on New Media Practices Uncovers Disparity in PR : Comments. Innovation. Leadership.

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Survey: How Associations Plan to Meet Top Challenges in 2014

Associations Now

Salary Survey To help associations gauge their competitiveness for top talent, the survey listed salary ranges for 32 association positions ranging from executive director to administrative assistant in relation to organizational budgets. A newly published survey reveals several issues, including membership growth, facing associations in 2014. The survey also identified several of the ways associations plan to foster growth this year.

The Hourglass Blog: Innovation = Creativity x Execution

The Hourglass Blog

Innovation = Creativity x Execution. This is a fantastic post on innovation from Vijay Govindarajan , co-author of the new book, The Other Side of Innovation: Solving the Execution Challenge. In it, he really drives home the point that the hard part of innovation is not the creativity, the coming up with innovative ideas; but the execution, the translating the ideas into action. Labels: Innovation , WSAE. Innovation. Leadership.

Leadership Limerick: The Data Can't Tell All

Idea Architects

Every Monday, I offer a leadership limerick, highlighting an idea or strategy about effective leadership in limerick form. Data can put on quite a show When you're deciding which way to go But when it comes to its tale Don't accept it wholesale If innovation is what you want to grow. Former Harvard Business School professor Gary Hamel often notes that innovation results from "insight into the unarticulated need." leadership limerick

What leadership skills do nonprofit emerging leaders need to succeed?

Beth Kanter

Are leadership skills different for emerging “Millennial” leaders than for people from different generations? The Accelerated Millennial Manager ” by Devon Scheef and Diane Thielfoldt of The Learning Café is a summary of a research survey from 2011 through 2013 of 400 millennial managers, their managers, peer managers, team members, HR, and business leaders. Is your nonprofit offer professional development for emerging leaderships? Leadership

Recapping the Outside-In Engagement #Assnchat

Spark Consulting

People up brought up a lot of the usual suspects: demographic data collection, emails, calls, surveys, focus groups, online profiles/subscriptions, and event evaluations. innovation leadership membership whitepaper #assnchat Anna Caraveli KiKi L'Italien

The Hourglass Blog: The Innovation Problem for Associations

The Hourglass Blog

The Innovation Problem for Associations. “ Six Design Principles for Business-Model Innovation ” provides association executives with his usual thought-provoking push into territories we should really be spending more of our time in—but often don’t. It also reminds me of the online discussion Jeff and I had a few months back on our two blogs about innovation for associations and the work of the WSAE Innovation Task Force I chair. Innovation.

What I'm Reading

Thanks For Playing

Marketing Profs picked up Maddie Grant and Jamie Notter's survey on new leadership skills for the social media age (and wrote a really nice article about it). Want to innovate in 2013? blog roundup Jamie Notter Maddie Grant Wes Trochlil Joe Gerstandt Marketing Harvard Business Review John Haydon diversity Jeff Cobb Pew Research Center Technology Review innovation leadershipBig list this week. Hey, lots of people have been writing interesting stuff!

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Thinking and thriving

Aaron Wolowiec

Jeff De Cagna, founder of Principled Innovation LLC. To start us off, I spoke with Jeff De Cagna , founder of Principled Innovation LLC. And we should be clear that the value conversation is not about doing another survey. Associations Membership Professional Development ASAE associations Associations Unorthodox boards digital learning Jeff De Cagna leadership management membership Principled Innovation LLC stakeholders trends Twitter

Content Curation Revisited

Spark Consulting

Thanks in part to the recent release of the Looking Forward 201 4 survey by Association Laboratory, associations execs are once again thinking about our members’ experience of information overload. According to the Association Lab survey, the association executives who responded believe that information management, including both volume and quality of information, is their members’ top concern in 2014. curation innovation Association Lab Associations Now

What Is Your “Customer Journey”?

Spark Consulting

Journey innovation: continuing to test, learn, and iterate to create new value for the customer and, as a result, for your organization. Obviously, in order to figure out what members are trying to accomplish, you have to ask them, and in more in-depth ways than a member satisfaction survey with a bunch of Likert-scale questions. Get outside-the-office experiences (leadership, writing, public speaking) to enhance their long-term career prospects.

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The Big Picture: How's your e-Press Room?

The Big Picture

New survey results indicate that journalists almost unanimously rely on company online newsrooms to get their reporting done, according to the 2007 Online Newsroom Survey conducted by TEKgroup International. The annual survey shows that the online newsroom is the preferred method of interaction by journalists. Almost 100% of journalists surveyed stated that their chosen method of receiving information from a company is via an e-mail alert generated by an online newsroom.

6 Association Management Tips from Steve Jobs

Socious

The kind of leadership that Steve Jobs practiced not only inspires admiration, but motivates action. Tip #1) Don’t Forget Your Own Expertise – Innovation Comes from Within. Crowdsource, send out surveys and polls , and talk to your members directly about what type of content and benefits they’re interested in. You have a wealth of industry knowledge and experience that can drive innovation, so if you have ideas for new benefits or content , don’t just set them aside.

Review: When Millennials Take Over

Spark Consulting

tl;dr: Don’t do another member survey! Menlo Innovations , a software firm that is so transparent about information that they’ve invented their own resolutely low-tech project management system so that every person knows exactly what every other person’s top priorities are and where they stand on achieving those goals. generations leadership management social media Jamie Notter Maddie Grant

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Overcoming the association value gap: part I

Principled Innovation

This post originally appeared on the Associations Now Leadership Blog on March 7, 2013. In a recent post , Associations Now blogger Joe Rominiecki shared what both he and I regard as a startling fact: 53 percent of associations surveyed in 2011 had raised their dues in the previous three years. To put it another way, during the most severe economic decline in most of our lifetimes, more than half of associations surveyed still moved forward with a dues increase.

Eric Lanke: Issues with Member Engagement

Eric Lanke

Leadership. Innovation. Ive mentioned previously that Im leading another innovation effort for WSAE, something were calling an Innovation Circle. What are the benefits of using multiple choice vs. open-ended questions when collecting feedback from members through a survey or online community? He blogs regularly on leadership issues, thinks too much about the books he reads, and is the author of several works of fiction. Innovation. (15).

Does Your Association Produce Videos?

Association Navigator

ASAE is the American Society for Association Executives, also known as ASAE – The Center for Association Leadership. We’re conducting a short survey of association video use; we’ll report the results during our presentation in Dallas. If you’re an association communicator please take the short survey linked here. Uncategorized ASAE Innovation video

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Enhance your online education strategy in 90 days

Aaron Wolowiec

We discussed simple, but effective tactics for evaluating and developing relevant content, effectively marketing programs, and leveraging innovative instructional strategies to pique member interest. I do an annual education survey via email. The subject line reads “15 second education survey” and I ask for their top three education topics. Innovative instructional strategies. Webinar Poll Questions.

Eric Lanke: The Mind of the Community

Eric Lanke

Leadership. Innovation. At a recent WSAE meeting I was asked to explain what we meant in our white paper on Innovation for Associations when we referred to the "mind of community." All organizations serve a community in one form or another and innovative organizations have developed mechanisms that provide a keen understanding of what’s on their community’s mind. Labels: Innovation. Innovation. (15). Leadership. (22). Eric Lanke.

The Big Picture: Management Believes Public Relations Contributes.

The Big Picture

When asked if top management believes public relations contributes to moving the organization forward, respondents to a new survey from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and Bacon’s Information Inc. PRSA and Bacon’s Information conducted the 2006 State of the PR Profession Opinion Survey to gain a better understanding of the opinions of its members and those interested in the field of public relations. Innovation. Leadership. The Big Picture.

Your One-Stop-Shop Results From the New Member Engagement Study!

Smooth The Path

See how to gain buy-in from leadership and peers despite this obstacle. The Dynamic Benchmarking platform houses this survey. Dynamic Benchmarking does not just collect survey data; the platform also disseminates data for all survey respondents to use. Member Engagement association innovation first impressions member engagement new member engagement new member offerings new member onboarding onboarding orientation welcoming

The Big Picture: Corporate Communications Aware of Podcasting.

The Big Picture

A recent survey conducted by the Dallas chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators , which ran mid-March to mid-April, asked more than 300 communicators in Dallas the question, "How do you use podcasting?" " The survey, which included 109 respondents, says: 23 percent of respondents say they have listened--or have subscribed--to a podcast. Innovation. Leadership. The Big Picture.

The Big Picture: Time Still the Top "Fear Factor" When It Comes to.

The Big Picture

« Enduring Innovations | Main. In response to a WordBiz survey, 65% cite "the time it would take to write" as their most important concern about starting and maintaining a corporate blog. The survey was conducted in July and August 2005 through my newsletter, WordBiz Report. Download PDF of survey results.]. [ Innovation. Leadership. The Big Picture.

The Big Picture: Ask a Working Woman

The Big Picture

If youre a working woman, participate in the AFL-CIOs 2006 Ask a Working Woman Survey , and your input will be presented "to every U.S. 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. « The newest Acronym in Washington | Main. Talking to Strangers » July 19, 2006.