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Servant Leadership

Virtual

we have been practicing servant leadership long before we even knew what to call it. Whether we are inspiring others, building our teams, or creating future leaders, servant leadership is a valuable asset to us at Virtual. Tune into “5 Minutes with Andy” and learn how servant leadership is helping us make our mark on the world. Listen here to why Andy chose to incorporate servant leadership into our everyday culture! At Virtual, Inc.

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Leadership Lists

Association Leaders

I’m talking about the tenets of leadership lists. I love reading other people’s tenets of leadership lists. I’m constantly working on my tenets of leadership list – I hope you are too. However, I encourage you to read two other recent blog postings I’ve read to see what others think are important leadership tenets. Absolutely critical in leadership. So, what are some of my leadership tenets? We’ve all seen them.

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4 Leadership Links

Wild Apricot

Here are 4 posts on leadership and board topics that we''ve bookmarked on Apricot Jam this week. Board leadership Apricot Jam

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Consensus – The Association Leadership Challenge

Association Leaders

They’re used to making the decisions on their own or within a small leadership team. Consensus is a collaborative process by which decisions are made based on overwhelming agreement of a group. Ultimately a decision by consensus is one that everyone supports (or can live with). Associations are groups of people or companies with similar interests or in similar professions or industries.

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Selling With Video – Your Guide to the Benefits of Video-Based Training

Speaker: Don Schmidt - WW Sales Enablement Director, Inside Sales MongoDB

The power of video is working for a growing roster of organizations, whether working with a live mentor or scaling programs with artificial intelligence. Take advantage of this exclusive webinar to learn how to use video coaching to your advantage!

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Leadership Relationship Challenges in a Virtual Environment 

AssociationChat

COLUMNS communication skills leadership challenges virtual leadershipWhen close proximity isn’t possible, relationships of any kind can get dicey. . Distance makes the heart grow fonder” is what we say when we try to make people feel better about the pain of separation.

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Capacity Building: A New Way to Think About Leadership Development

Wild Apricot

The newest article in our Membership Knowledge Hub – A New Way to Think About Leadership Development – explains that membership-based organizations need to empower their volunteers and volunteer leaders by strengthening and building their leadership capacity. membership leadership

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Why Gratitude is an Essential Leadership Skill

Aaron Wolowiec

Gratitude is a powerful – yet often underappreciated and underutilized – leadership skill that can transform your organization. Studies have linked gratitude to happiness, improved health, resiliency, stronger relationships and heightened productivity – even better sleep.

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Building pathways to leadership

Mariner Management

But first, we need to differentiate between training (transactional) and development (leadership). Developmental = leadership cultivation: focused on developing those skills (hard and soft) one needs to be a successful leader in any role.

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Leadership Lessons from the Military

Association Leaders

Being in the association business, we often see professional speakers who talk about management, change, people, leadership, and more. The article talks about a few new(er) business consulting firms that have been formed by retired military leaders who are now teaching the military leadership principles they used to succeed on the battlefield to business leaders. There are many leadership lessons we can learn from the military.

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Will AI Change Leadership?

Associations Now

New machine-learning research on leadership is scrutinizing CEOs’ every word and facial expression. These videos can reveal a great deal about a CEO’s leadership approach through verbal and nonverbal patterns that have been unexplored as yet. The post Will AI Change Leadership? But don’t rush to change yourself to please an algorithm. If you’re a CEO, you’re being watched. A little more than you usually are, anyway.

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Leadership Might be Prime for Another Big Evolution

Smooth The Path

This got me thinking about leadership styles. Maybe the next successful leadership type to emerge will be leaders who lead more in partnership with their members. Will we call this collaborative leadership?

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Three benefits of developing thought leadership content at your association

Nimble AMS

If you’re looking to make a difference at your association, thought leadership is crucial. A study conducted by Edelman and Linkedin reported 65% of those surveyed said thought leadership content improved their perception of an organization.

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Rejuvenate Your Leadership

Association Leaders

Find a way to rejuvenate or re-birth your leadership. Association Management Companies CM Services Leadership Uncategorized VolunteerismSpring is a time of rebirth and rejuvenation. Flowers and plants begin to bud after a (usually) long cold winter; America’s favorite past-time, baseball, begins; College students from around the country travel to warm weather and beaches to celebrate; Christian and Jewish faithful celebrate Easter and Passover.

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Leadership is a Lifestyle

Association Leaders

Great leaders enact their leadership style into every aspect of their life (business and personal). Then again, no one ever said LEADERSHIP was easy. The next time you’re struggling with some aspect of your life, apply your business leadership principles to it and you’ll succeed. Association Management Companies CM Services Leadership Uncategorized VolunteerismHow many great leaders do you know or have you known? Not many, I’m guessing.

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The Difference Between Content Marketing and Thought Leadership

Multiview

Content marketing and thought leadership have been two of the biggest buzzwords the last few years, but what’s the difference in them? SEO Brand Marketing Content Marketing Association Relationship Building Thought Leadership

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Do Smartphones Hurt Your Leadership Ability?

Association Leaders

Association Management Companies CM Services Leadership Uncategorized association management leadership I’ve often wondered if I could be a better leader if I was less connected to email, google, news feeds and apps through my smartphone. I try not to be rude about my smartphone use. I try hard to not check it during business meetings or when I’m in a conversation with someone else.

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Leadership is entirely about Character

Association Leaders

While General Schwarzkopf is best known for being the Commander of Operation Desert Storm in the early 1990′s, his leadership skills were developed through his years at West Point as well as years spent rising through the ranks in the U.S. Those of you who remember General Schwarzkopf, may remember he had many sayings about leadership. My favorite is “Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character.

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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. 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. Association Management Companies CM Services Leadership Uncategorized Volunteerism

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Is Your Leadership Bubble Transparent?

Reid All About it

This could be any large old-fashioned association whose leadership is unknowingly out of touch with their members. A leadership cosseted in their bubble and running things the way they wish without regard for the little people. Would anyone be surprised if one day this old-fashioned leadership gets their well-deserved comeuppance? Tagged: Association , Leadership. Associations & Nonprofits Association Leadership

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Great Leadership Bloggers

Association Leaders

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you know it’s mostly about leadership. Leadership is a tricky subject. There are many “experts” on leadership – some self appointed, others earned. No two philosophies on leadership are identical. Leadership is not a science – it’s an art. One more thing I wanted to discuss today – I came across a list of “ The 25 Best Leadership Bloggers ” recently. (Of

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Fundraising and Association Leadership

Eric Lanke

Associations LeadershipIn the past year, me and my association have gone through dramatic transformations. With regard to my association, we have significantly increased the amount of money--and our dependence on that amount of money--that is raised from our members through our 501(c)(3) foundation. Gifts have consistently gone from 3- and 4-figures to 4- and 5-figures and, if our efforts and success continue, soon will be tipping into the 6-figure territory.

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Is Civility a Leadership Trait?

Association Leaders

Most of these posts address leadership characteristics and leadership issues in general. One leadership trait I haven’t previously considered is civility. CM Services Leadership Volunteerism I recently read an article online about the decline in civility in our society and the responsibility we can all take to be civil in our actions – both personal and professional. You can read the article here.

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Leadership Lessons from Walt Disney

Association Leaders

Association Management Companies CM Services Leadership Uncategorized Volunteerism Walt Disney is widely regarded as having been a great leader. Having never met Mr. Disney, I certainly cannot speak directly to that. However, the business he created is still thriving today – largely because of the ideals he instilled in his business and his employees. I read an interesting article about Mr. Disney and a book written by a long-time former employee and Disney executive recently. .

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Has Your Leadership Evolved For The New Normal?

Velvet Chainsaw

Your organization’s sustainable success depends upon you transforming from normal to new normal leadership says Radar’s Tod Martin. It requires that the leadership team adapt collectively through coordinated change. The bigger question is whether our leadership has changed with it. What’s holding you back from evolving into new normal leadership? What’s most challenging about new normal leadership? The post Has Your Leadership Evolved For The New Normal?

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Inclusive Leadership: Make It an Association Priority

Association Adviser

What Is Inclusive Leadership? Inclusive leadership is a complicated topic. Leadership itself is multifaceted and we’ve seen a change in leadership over time. Leadership used to be very focused on command-and-control. Then the concept of servant leadership came into vogue, and leaders were asked to focus on serving those in their charge. Inclusive leadership takes that one step further. Features Leadership association leadership leadership

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Give Young Members a Greater Leadership Voice

Associations Now

To cultivate its pipeline of future leaders, the National Automatic Merchandising Association evolved its Emerging Leaders Network to ensure that it provides high-quality engagement opportunities and a seat at the leadership table.

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Reimagine, Renew, Rebound: The Path Forward for Association Leadership

Association Adviser

The post Reimagine, Renew, Rebound: The Path Forward for Association Leadership appeared first on Association Adviser. COVID-19 Resources Features Leadership association leadership change managementNo doubt about it, every association executive is asking themselves, “What’s next?”

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Model behavior: 13 ethical standards for community association board leadership

Ungrated

The post Model behavior: 13 ethical standards for community association board leadership appeared first on Ungated: Community Associations Institute Blog.

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Why Gratitude is an Essential Leadership Skill

Association Adviser

The post Why Gratitude is an Essential Leadership Skill appeared first on Association Adviser. Features Leadership Membership association leadership gratitude thankfulnessA number of studies have linked gratitude to improved health, stronger relationships and heightened productivity. Here's how your association can encourage a work environment that thrives with thankfulness.

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Can Bad Leaders Teach Good Leadership?

Association Leaders

An interesting question I’ve often considered is ‘Can we learn good leadership skills or traits from bad leaders?’ Author, James daSilva thinks, like I do, that we can learn both good and bad leadership skills and traits from bad leaders. Since leadership is about motivating a group of people to act toward achieving a common goal, we can learn about the art of leadership from both bad and good leaders.

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Why members should have a seat at the leadership table

Nimble AMS

To truly transform how your members benefit from your organization, you’ll want to invite them to the leadership table. When members are represented in association leadership roles, you’ll have key insights into their changing priorities and shifting values.

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Leadership, Now With Less Narcissism

Associations Now

What’s your most effective leadership style? But perhaps it’s best to get away from this business of “leadership style” entirely. According to the report, many organizations still have a habit of elevating “great man” types into leadership roles. Emphasis on man; Myers-Briggs’ own research suggests that such behavior “can lead to women being less likely to seek out leadership roles, even when they are as well or better qualified than men.”

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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.

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Sharing is a Critical Leadership Trait

Association Leaders

There are other leadership traits that we commonly think of when we think of great leaders such as communication, selflessness and humility. One leadership trait we don’t talk about enough is sharing. I recently read an article about the importance of sharing as a leadership trait. There are many traits successful leaders have. We have discussed many of them through this blog.

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Leadership

Plexus Consulting

While many books have been written about leadership, it remains for many a misunderstood and elusive quality. The capacity for leadership exists in everyone, but most people never take the time to develop it. Leadership is determination, courage, confidence and the ability to get results! Positive leadership assumes that goals can be accomplished, the job can be done, the problem can be solved, and the obstacles will be overcome. By Ann W.

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Selfless Leadership is the Best Kind – Are you a Selfless Leader?

Association Leaders

I view leadership as a journey. Sometimes I am working on all cylinders and practicing great leadership techniques. Other times, I struggle and find myself practicing more of the “don’ts” than the “do’s” of leadership. Like most worthwhile things in life, I find when I’m struggling with leadership I need to go back to the basics – to remember that leadership isn’t about ME – it’s about others! Click here to read an interesting post on selfless leadership.

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Lessons in leadership from 2014

Aaron Wolowiec

Athitakis has written on nonprofits, the arts and leadership for a variety of publications. And I do worry, as I wrote back in May, that social-media herd mentality might trickle down into leadership , leading to groupthink. Listening is an underrated leadership skill. I tend to gravitate to this particular leadership theme without explicitly trying to; it just seems that so many shortcomings with CEOs boil down to errors of miscommunication and failures to listen.

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The Arbitrariness of Leadership

Eric Lanke

They remind me that there will always be a certain arbitrariness to leadership--that there isn''t a finite set of practices and procedures that can be used to define effective leadership in all situations at all times. Leadership is more of an art than a science, and some artists appeal more to some people than to others. Associations Leadership image source Some time ago I got hooked on the Corner Office series in The New York Times. It''s great.

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Evaluating Our Leadership Styles

Association Success

I recently published an article about authentic leadership , directing people’s attention towards the leadership structure of their organization in order to feel its social, economic, political and environmental pulse. The experience of being interviewed provoked me to reflect on my personal leadership style, the leaders around me, and what authenticity means for the way we organize our associations. Two important aspects of authentic leadership are reflection and honesty.