Golden's Rules for Association

Bringing the next generation into governance

Golden's Rules for Association

The Nature of Associations Association Governance governance system leadershipWhen I ask association leaders (both volunteers and staff professionals) what their biggest long-term governance challenge is, the most frequent answer I hear back is the challenge of bringing the next generation of leaders on board. “Young people don’t volunteer the way we used to.” ” “They don’t have the time to devote to volunteering that [.].

Why these things matter

Golden's Rules for Association

Association Advocacy association profession engagement leadership lobbying not-for-profit role of associations tax exempt organizationsChances are that if you are reading this, you consider yourself an association professional and you appreciate the tremendous good that associations do for society. You are probably also concerned about some of the issues impacting associations, and maybe even support advocacy by groups like ASAE to address them. But do you ever involve the [.].

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CEO effectiveness & volunteer boards

Golden's Rules for Association

Uncategorized The Nature of Associations The Way We Are Association Governance leadershipI was recently invited to share one piece of advice from what I have learned in my years as an association chief staff officer on effective partnership with volunteer leaders, for a book soon to be published by ASAE. After giving some thought to the matter, for me it came down to what Jim Collins calls Level […].

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Golden's Rules for Association

When its leadership screws up, they do it on a truly operatic scale. Association Advocacy The Nature of Associations association journals censorship leadership TransparencyGive the Metropolitan Opera credit. The Met is a nonprofit, structured in a manner not unlike many associations. There is the parent organization, the opera company, that delivers the core value to its membership (audience). And there is its educational foundation, the [.].

Consensus is not a dirty word

Golden's Rules for Association

At a GWSAE Speakers Series event a number of years ago, Margaret Thatcher described consensus as the opposite of leadership. She used words to the effect that consensus is an abdication of leadership obligations; true leaders take you somewhere the group otherwise would never go. The Nature of Associations Association Governance governance system leadership role of associations

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

Leadership 101: Confront What Is

Jamie Notter

Conflict Leadership Truth There is a down side to this wonderful human brain that we all have in our heads, and that is that sometimes we can spend too much of our time living up there in our heads, and not down here in reality.

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!

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.

Digital Transformation Stalls Without Strong Leadership

Associations Now

Rajan Kohli, senior vice president and global head of Wipro Digital, attributes the delay to a crisis among leadership. The post Digital Transformation Stalls Without Strong Leadership appeared first on Associations Now

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

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.

Cementing Your Leadership Legacy

Associations Now

And the question of leadership legacy applies to any leader looking to step down, whether it’s a corporate or association CEO, a board president or elected leader, or an executive staff member. The post Cementing Your Leadership Legacy appeared first on Associations Now

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.

New Report Examines How Millennials View Leadership

Associations Now

But a recently released report—“ Divergent Views/Common Ground: The Leadership Perspectives of C-Suite Executives and Millennial Leaders ” [PDF]—from The Conference Board, Development Dimensions International, and RW2 Enterprises does just this.

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: Engine of Impact – Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector

Beth Kanter's Blog

Last week I attended the launch of the book, Engine of Impact: Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector by William F. The authors identify seven leadership best practices of high performance based on their extensive experience in the nonprofit and philanthropy sector.

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.

How to Boost Newer Employees Into Leadership

Associations Now

The association of professionals who help people find leadership talent is concerned that organizations are searching too narrowly. That’s one of the main conclusions of “ The Next Wave ,” a study published last week by the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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?

Authenticity: The Key to Confidence and Thought Leadership

Associations Now

To encourage this exchange of ideas, invite young professionals to the table, solicit their ideas, and shepherd them into leadership. It is a continual process of growth for both organization and professional that pushes both towards innovation and thought leadership.

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.

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 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!

Four Key Leadership Traits, According to the CEO Genome Project

Associations Now

But according to the researchers behind the CEO Genome Project , the key to effective leadership is less about how they’re wired and more about what they do. The post Four Key Leadership Traits, According to the CEO Genome Project appeared first on Associations Now

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.

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.

The Seven Leadership Secrets of Great Team Captains

SCD Group

The Seven Leadership Secrets: They took care of tough, unglamorous tasks. ASAE association boards Association CEOs association leadership Leadership SCD Group

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.

Tuesday Buzz: Is Your Leadership Pipeline Clogged?

Associations Now

Why it may be time to reassess your organization’s leadership path. Is your leadership pipeline too rigid? Forbes provides several questions to ask to assess if your leadership pipeline is optimized for your organization and right for your career goals.

How to Maintain Authority When Your Leadership Is Challenged

Associations Now

It’s not uncommon for women, minorities, or young individuals in leadership roles to face challenges to their authority. The post How to Maintain Authority When Your Leadership Is Challenged appeared first on Associations Now

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.