Golden's Rules for Association

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 […].

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 [.].

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 [.].

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Review Gate

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 [.].

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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

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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.

The Achilles Heel Of Association Leadership

Velvet Chainsaw

In order to continue to grow and advance, the association needs leadership that engage a different set of skills, talents, and systems to maintain growth over the long haul. The leadership slowly evolve into a static machine that can’t adapt to their changing business climate and context.

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.

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. Associations Leadership

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.

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.

Cultivating Thought Leadership – Exclusive Moery Webinar - Moery Company

The Moery Company

JP Moery has learned first-hand the value of thought leadership and content delivery as being the most valuable part of modern marketing. JP will host a complimentary 30-minute webinar on “Cultivating Thought Leadership to Build Your Personal Brand,” on March 1st at 2:30 pm.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

The leadership comfort zone

Association Advocacy Chick

When it comes to leadership, nothing can prepare us for everything we may experience. Uncategorized leadership zumbaLast Saturday, I did something that I’ve never done before: I took an exercise class. I tend to work out at home where I felt I could be as uncoordinated as possible and didn’t have to worry about anyone but my dog. However, on the invitation of my good friend Taice, I went to a Zumba class in Laurel, MD. I was concerned I wouldn’t be able to keep up.

Association Leadership and Ski Patroller Voice

Smooth The Path

The post Association Leadership and Ski Patroller Voice appeared first on Smooth The Path. Association Leadership association leaders association leadership creating member experience first impressions leadership member experiences

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

3 Steps to More Inspired Leadership

Association Adviser

Attendees were also able to take home some valuable lessons in leadership from influential thinkers who shared their stories and experiences. The post 3 Steps to More Inspired Leadership by Sarah Sain first appeared on AssociationAdviser.com. Sarah Sain, Naylor Association Solutions.

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?

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 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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. .

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.

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

Leadership

Associations Live

Just read this in 180 Ways to Walk the Leadership Talk by John Baldoni: "GET LOST! This technique is great for fostering leadership." Leadership RenewalOccasionally make yourself unavailable and inaccessible. Let people know that when you're gone, you expect them to assume responsibility and make decisions. And so, I am out of here, traveling for a family get-a-way at Lutsen. Back next week.

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

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

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

New Leadership: An Opportunity to Sharpen Your Association’s Brand

Association Success

New leadership can be a pivotal moment for an association. The initial focus of a new leader sets a precedent for the era ahead and can be a great opportunity to add new life to anything that has become stagnant, including the association’s brand.