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Fundraising and Association Leadership

Eric Lanke

Associations LeadershipIn the past year, me and my association have gone through dramatic transformations.

The Secret to Better Leadership

Jamie Notter

I attended a session this week about leadership development in the association world. We talked about different leadership styles, and the need to adapt your style to fit the context, and then we talked about leadership development programs for volunteers. Culture Leadership

Leadership Lessons from Moving

Jamie Notter

So to transition my head away from the move and back into work, I thought I’d pull out some leadership lessons that can be drawn from the moving process. The same can be said for leadership. As much as we make leadership out to be a “lonely” exercise, it’s just not. Leadership

Emerging Leaders Need More than Leadership Development

Beth Kanter's Blog

Note from Beth: Last year I was honored to partner with Kari Dunn Saratovksy from Third Plateau to facilitate an emerging leadership program to a cohort of leaders who were part of the Packard Foundation’s Science and Conservation portfolio of grantees. Flickr Image – ImageGroup.

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.

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!

Five Reasons Why Lockstep Board Leadership Succession Makes No Sense

Association Management

Once in a while we encounter an organization with a structured leadership succession process that makes no sense except, perhaps, to the founders who concocted it. I like to call this the lockstep board leadership succession model. Leadership Association Boards

5 Ways Consistent Leadership Wins

Wired4Leadership

When you’re talking leadership, there are five ways consistency wins every time. It is important you not confuse consistent leadership with predictable leadership. While some believe predictable leadership is the equivalent of good leadership, it isn’t even close.

The Leadership Gap Beyond the Generation Gap

Associations Now

A recent study spotlights a generational divide over defining leadership. But we can agree on what leadership is , right? Even the definition of “leadership,” though, isn’t set in stone. The post The Leadership Gap Beyond the Generation Gap appeared first on Associations Now

Book Review: Leadership and Self-Deception

Jamie Notter

Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box. Books and Reading Individual Development Leadership by the Arbinger Institute. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Leadership and U-Shaped Tables

Eric Lanke

It was one of the best displays of leadership I have seen, especially when you consider that the breakout chairs who followed him wisely choose to emulate his style. Associations Leadership image source I''m just returned from what was a very successful strategic retreat with the Board of Directors of my association. Like many of the Board meetings we''ve done before, we used a U-shaped table for several of the sessions.

A Last Look at Leadership in 2016

Associations Now

If leadership is all about steadiness at the helm, 2016 has been an especially challenging year for leaders. And as I look back over a year’s worth of writing on leadership for Associations Now , it’s clear that all of those changes have had an impact on how association leaders do their work.

The Fundamental Attribution Error and Association Leadership

Smooth The Path

Often it is not their performance but rather the situation impacting them and this is particularly true when there is a leadership change. The post The Fundamental Attribution Error and Association Leadership appeared first on Smooth The Path.

The Intersection of Systems and Network Leadership

Beth Kanter's Blog

” I shared a copy of the visual on my Facebook wall and asked colleagues who are involved in social change networks, wondering out loud about the overlaps between “ system leadership ” and “ network leadership.” Found when researching systems thinking.

Three Leadership Truths

The Moery Company

I’ve learned successful leadership often comes down to some simple truths. Take some time to reflect on your leadership truths and consider changes to improve the overall. The post Three Leadership Truths appeared first on The Moery Company.

Experiential Leadership Development

Beth Kanter's Blog

I’ve just returned from week-long leadership development program in Israel called “ Reality Storytellers ” hosted by the Schusterman Foundation. How do our unique brands of leadership, our values and our perceptions of injustice contribute to our visions for a better future?

What Leadership Looks Like in Human Organizations

Jamie Notter

I certainly see the value of a “sponsor” at the executive level, but as I’ve said previously , I don’t want to let people off the hook by telling them they need to wait until the senior leadership “gets it.” Leadership looks different in human organizations.

Technical Support Group Introduces New Leadership Structure

Associations Now

The association for the technical support industry, HDI, has redesigned its volunteer leadership structure to make sure its chapters are getting proper resources from the national body. The post Technical Support Group Introduces New Leadership Structure appeared first on Associations Now

The Fallacy of Individual Leadership (Friday Quote)

Jamie Notter

Specifically, we take on 3 “best practices” in the management field: strategic planning, human resource management, and “leadership.” 55-57) is from the section on leadership. Leadership, in short, is about individual leaders.

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

What leadership skills do nonprofit emerging leaders need to succeed?

Beth Kanter's Blog

Are leadership skills different for emerging “Millennial” leaders than for people from different generations? There’s an excellent summary by the study’s authors in this post, “ Preparing Millennials for Leadership Success ,” the tips include: 1.

Realignment #6: Relationship-Driven Leadership

SocialFish

Instead it is highly dependent on a new type of leadership—not only of the CEO level but of stakeholders throughout the organization. All paths are enabled by people, catalyzed and guided by those in leadership positions. “ The Next Phase of Association Leadership.

The New Face of Leadership

Jamie Notter

Humanize LeadershipFast Company Magazine, believe it or not, has been around for almost 20 years. It was founded in 1995 by Bill Taylor and Alan Webber (who were previously editors at Harvard Business Review). I remember when I was doing my graduate work in Organization Development at the turn of the century, and it was the magazine that all the cool clients were reading. I remember going to “Company of Friends” meetings–social networks before we had Twitter or Facebook!

Leadership under Milennials?

NonProfit University Blog

This past week, I read 108 mission statements , the result of an assignment I’d given to two of my classes: one in La Salle’s Masters program in Nonprofit Leadership and the other in our MBA program. Was I having a window into the answer to the question that so many pundits are playing with now: what will leadership under millennials be like? Are we getting lazier? Or, have we always been a lazy sector? I’m really not sure of the answer, but I know we need to confront it.

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.

A Last Look at Leadership in 2014

Associations Now

From diversity to globalization to governance, a few big leadership themes from the past year—and challenges for the next one. And I do worry, as I wrote back in May, that social-media herd mentality might trickle down into leadership , leading to groupthink.

Capacity Building: A New Way to Think About Leadership Development

Wild Apricot Blog

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

How Overconfidence Affects Leadership

Associations Now

But if they’re not careful, that same supreme confidence “can cause detrimental and sometimes disastrous results in their organization,” leadership advisor Lynn Flinn writes in a guest column for the Journal Record of Oklahoma City. Can having too much confidence get leaders into trouble?

Leadership Lessons From a New Association

Associations Now

But what’s missing, people inside the continent and out told me, is a vision of association leadership as a profession unto itself. That said, Grimmer is happy to let the association leaders within AfSAE define their own path for what’s best for association leadership in Africa. “It’s

Should Social Media Matter to Leadership?

Jamie Notter

Maddie and I put together a quick survey about social media and leadership a few weeks ago, and in no time at all we got 505 people to complete the survey (thanks to all of you who helped spread the word!). Announcements Leadership Social Media

How Your Organization’s CEO Can Use Social Media for Thought Leadership

Beth Kanter's Blog

Many nonprofit CEOs use their social media profiles to extend the reach of their thought leadership and connect with professional colleagues, media, and policy makers. This post covers the benefits and provides some ways to effectively cultivate thought leadership through social channels.

Leadership Training With a Personal Touch

Associations Now

If you’re the head of an association, how responsible are you for improving the quality of leadership within its industry? But the more critical concern she’s seen are the behavior-oriented leadership skills such as relationship management, consensus-building, culture, strategic thinking.

Is Going With Your Gut Smart Leadership?

Wired4Leadership

I have learned a few things about smart leadership, decision-making and the power of execution. Here … Continue reading Is Going With Your Gut Smart Leadership? → You are reading Is Going With Your Gut Smart Leadership? from the Wired 4 Leadership blog.

Leadership Lessons From the Meetings Department

Associations Now

The post Leadership Lessons From the Meetings Department appeared first on Associations Now A good association meeting isn’t just a fun and educational experience. It’s the product of smart strategies that leaders can apply throughout an organization.

I-WE-IT Framework: Transformative Leadership for Social Change

Beth Kanter's Blog

On April 6-8th, I’m co-facilitating a transformative leadership retreat with colleagues Heather McLeod Grant, Chris Block, Lance Fors, and Justin Ferrell. In this highly interactive three-day workshop, we’ll take a deep dive into transformative leadership for social change.

Distinguishing Management from Leadership

NonProfit University Blog

While I have taught classes on leadership, I don’t present myself as an expert on leadership. That said, and with apologies to all those who have spent their careers studying and pontificating on leadership, I will borrow from the wonderful Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart : I know good leadership when I see it. True leadership, however, cannot be taught, although a predisposition to leadership can absolutely be nurtured by design, experience, etc.,

Getting Leadership Buy-in For Your Conference Upgrades

Velvet Chainsaw

Now you have to convince your leadership including the C-Suite, possibly the Board of Directors, and others, that these changes are the right move to make. What types of discussion starters can you have with your leadership to impact positive changes?

The Linchpin Leadership Relationship

NonProfit University Blog

The linchpin relationship. There are multiple linchpin relationships in a nonprofit: the executive director and the director of development; the executive director and director of marketing/communication/public relations; the board and the executive director; the board president and the executive director.

Wednesday Buzz: Leadership Development Through Experiments

Associations Now

Companies may invest big bucks in leadership training, but many have fallen into the practice of teaching potential managers with a “leadership development ‘equation,'” by which they cultivate their skills and then expect these execs to more efficiently achieve goals.

The Pollsters Whiffed. But Data-Driven Leadership Still Matters.

Associations Now

But Data-Driven Leadership Still Matters. Big-name polling analysts failed to predict last week’s presidential election. There’s a lesson there in how leaders should use and think about data. We live in the era when knowing the numbers matters, an era of data-driven decision making.