Golden's Rules for Association

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Golden's Rules for Association

I was always someone who recognized the critical value of diligently providing for personal solitude as an element of leadership effectiveness. The Way We Are leadership music solitude

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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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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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 [.].

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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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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