New York Nonprofits Face Wave of Changes with Revitalization Act

Associations Now

Changes are coming to the nonprofit landscape in New York. The Nonprofit Revitalization Act introduces the first major overhaul of New York’s nonprofit laws in nearly half a century.

Why ‘giving back’ isn’t what you need from volunteers

Aaron Wolowiec

Last week, Taproot Foundation founder Aaron Hurst pointed to an underlying issue in volunteering that speaks to the problems associations may struggle with: In an essay for the New York Times, he wrote that many volunteers are doing so because they lack a sense of purpose in their own work.

The Arbitrariness of Leadership

Eric Lanke

image source Some time ago I got hooked on the Corner Office series in The New York Times. I’m looking for people with new ideas, a new set of eyes who look at things differently. Associations Leadership

Failure is good: it's about learning. Mistakes are bad execution

Jamie Notter

Leadership insight.right when you need it. On Tuesday, Maddie and I presented at the Blogworld New York conference, along with Amy Sample Ward from NTEN. Failure is when you are trying something new, and you don’t know ahead of time how to make it successful. This is what leadership looks like in the 21st century. Some mistakes are simple oversights, some are errors in judgment and some are decisions to try new things that don’t work out.

Better Listening, Better Leadership

Associations Now

A new book by New York Times leadership columnist Adam Bryant shares CEOs’ lessons for success. January is supposed to provide a slow on-ramp into a new year, but somehow my calendar didn’t get the message.

Humanizing Business and Helping CFOs with Change

Jamie Notter

Leadership insight.right when you need it. The first is a session that I’ll be doing at BlogWorld Expo in New York City , along with my coauthor Maddie Grant and Amy Ward, who is the Membership Director at the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN). Leadership. Consulting. Speaking. About. Contact. Generations. Humanize. Books: Jamie Notter. Humanizing Business and Helping CFOs with Change. Posted June 1, 2012. in Announcements , Change , Humanize. Tweet.

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 Google

Association Leaders

The link below is to a recent New York Times article discussing the methods Google has undertaken to “build better bosses” The good news: If you already truly care about your employees, you’re probably doing some of the things Google has proven to be effective. We can all agree that Google has had a meteoric rise to mega successful company status. Certainly there are many reasons for Google’s success.

The Failure of Flyover Leadership

Wired4Leadership

Ground rules or not, the photo of Air Force One flying over the Statue of Liberty in Manhattan serves as a reminder of the dangers of flyover leadership. New Yorkers were not amused. Continue reading → You are reading The Failure of Flyover Leadership from the Wired 4 Leadership blog. The day after the head of the White House Military Office stepped down President Obama could joke about the fiasco.

The NFL School of Leadership

Associations Now

The book is Nicholas Dawidoff’s Collision Low Crossers , and it’s a close study of one NFL team, the New York Jets, across the 2011 season, from pre-draft prep work to cleanup after a mediocre 8-8 run.

Don’t Think Leadership Matters? Ask Goldman Sachs

Association Leaders

There has been a lot of buzz this past week about an opinion letter written to and published in the New York Times last week. However, isn’t that fact in and of itself enough to say there is a leadership hole at Goldman Sachs? As much as good leadership can help propel organizations forward toward their mission, bad leadership can ruin organizations. Bad leadership can mean many things but the roots of bad leadership are not complicated.

Five Leadership Problems That Brought on the FIFA Disaster

Associations Now

With nine FIFA executives indicted on a wide array of corruption charges, the organization that governs international soccer and manages the World Cup has become a poster child for leadership gone wrong. The New York Times noted that U.S. It called for new elections.

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

Associations Now

The New York Times ’ analysis had that probability north of 90 percent. The Princeton Election Consortium, perceived by many this cycle to be making a play at being the new king of the poll-aggregation hill, had Clinton as a 99 percent sure thing.

Laggards, Leaders & Associations

Wired4Leadership

New York Times writer Jack Healy wrote a terrific piece Men’s Underwear as an Economic Indicator in which he explores the range of ersatz economic indicators we use to … Continue reading → You are reading Laggards, Leaders & Associations from the Wired 4 Leadership blog. Change Executive Development Leadership Membership Alan Greenspan associations economic downturn economic recovery Jack Healy metrics New York Times performance

The Intersection of Systems and Network Leadership

Beth Kanter

” 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.

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Tuesday Buzz: Leadership Styles That Don’t Work

Associations Now

These leadership styles are only going to make your job more difficult. No one can reasonably say that one leadership style works for all associations. But there are a few leadership characteristics that won’t help you achieve your goals and will make your employees unhappy.

A Leadership Message That’s Hard to Like

Associations Now

Zuckerberg didn’t explain the essence of what the company was up to until about 200 words into his comments—an eternity in leadership terms. The headline in the New York Times became “ Coming Soon to Facebook: A ‘Dislike’ Button ,” which missed the point.

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter’s Path to Association Leadership

Associations Now

“If I find a heaven after this life, I’ll be quite surprised,” Carter wrote in the New York Daily News in February. In recent years, Carter used his leadership role to draw attention to a number of cases, including those of Vancouver residents Atif Rafay and Sebastian Burns.

The Hourglass Blog: Generational Herd Mentalities

The Hourglass Blog

A little while ago, Neil Howe called attention on his blog to a New York Times feature story about a 24-year-old Millennial who, even amidst the Great Recession, is living at home and turning down $40K job offers until just the right opportunity comes along. Leadership.

The Seven Leadership Secrets of Great Team Captains

SCD Group

Current and future association and nonprofit leaders can learn a lot by examining “The Captain Class: The Hidden Force that Creates The World’s Greatest Teams,” a new book written by Wall Street Journal editor Sam Walker.

Thursday Buzz: Leadership Lessons From Donald Trump (Really)

Associations Now

Outside interests can have disastrous effects on how people perceive your leadership. The grocery chain Whole Foods has two CEOs, and both of them appeared contrite in a recent video regarding pricing issues in the company’s New York City stores.

Associations Live: A Simple Swipe on a Phone, and You're Paid

Associations Live

By DAVID POGUE - New York Times. Leadership. (11). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Associations Live. Connecting MSAE members and a world of ideas! Friday, October 1, 2010. A Simple Swipe on a Phone, and Youre Paid. The Square device snaps into an iPhone and allows you to become a credit card authorizing entrepreneur. No setup fees, no two-year contract - youre in business. Read more. Posted by Kathy Johnson. at 10:00 AM. Labels: change , Technology.

Associations Live: Techno-tyranny

Associations Live

FYI, from a New York Times article: "A friend of mine told me about an engagement party that she had attended. Leadership. (11). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Associations Live. Connecting MSAE members and a world of ideas! Monday, July 26, 2010. Techno-tyranny. She said it was lovely: a delicious lunch and plenty of Champagne toasts. But all the guests had their cellphones on the luncheon tables and had text-messaged their way through the entire event.

Survey: These Companies Set the Standard for Leadership

Associations Now

A new study finds that the best companies to recruit from have one thing in common: really, really good leadership training programs. So says a new report from Chally Group Worldwide ranking the top companies for leadership. Welch Learning Center in Crotonville, New York.

The Leadership Elements that Made Nelson Mandela an Icon

Associations Now

Let Others Shine Nelson Mandela, on multiple occasions, took a leadership approach that relied on the skills of others, allowing them opportunities to shine. Then people will appreciate your leadership.”. His leadership skills—forged and measured under strife—are a significant reason for that. Nelson Mandela’s strongest leadership skills were honed in dark places and against great odds as he fought, and eventually won, the battle to rid South Africa of apartheid.

Association Leadership: Stepping Into Chairs Role

SCD Group

Category 1, while a challenge, can be overcome by strong executive staff leadership. In addition, governance and leadership orientations for Presidents are being expanded to include the President-Elect.

Cultivating Next-Generation Association Leaders

Association Adviser

What is your association doing to ensure that it has a talent pipeline for key positions, especially leadership positions? This article provides practical strategies for addressing succession and leadership development in a thoughtful, structured manner. New York: Longmans Green. [ii]

Teach Your Members and Staff Leadership by Showing Them the World

Associations Now

How supporting international volunteer work within your organization can teach leadership skills that your members and staff will rely on for a lifetime. I traveled with a small nongovernmental organization, 108 Lives , a project of the Three Jewels Outreach Center in New York City.

Social Media Roundup: A Glaring Example of Leadership Disparity

Associations Now

Specific requests for certain kinds of assistance are more actionable,” Chris Fralic, partner at First Round Capital in New York, writes for Forbes. The post Social Media Roundup: A Glaring Example of Leadership Disparity appeared first on Associations Now

Leadership Limerick: How Do You Manage Ideas?

Idea Architects

Every Monday, I offer a leadership limerick, highlighting an idea or strategy about effective leadership in limerick form. Searching for leadership limerick will identify previous posts. The New York Times profiled Quirky in late August. And don't forget that most innovations result from an iterative "trial and error" process in which a new product or service is shared with a small number of people and then refined based on their feedback.

Five Leadership Lessons from “The Godfather”

Plexus Consulting

By Virgil Carter Probably everyone remembers the movie “The Godfather”, the 1972 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino and James Caan as leaders of a powerful New York crime family. Here are the five essential leadership lessons noted by Moore: · Build a powerful community: Moore says building strategic partnerships enables companies to work through challenging markets and fast-track overall success.

What Makes a Good Team?

Jamie Notter

We tend to think that putting the smartest, most capable people together on a team is the best decision, but some research I saw reported in the New York Times says otherwise. Diversity Leadership Managing People Truth

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3 Topics for Medical Society Execs to Watch

Web Courseworks Associations

2017 marks the first performance measurement period under Medicare’s new Quality Payment Program (QPP), created by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). Professional Development: Focus on Leadership. Leadership Strategies to Enhance Your Performance.

This Is Not a Good Look for Us

Spark Consulting

Fortunately, there’s a ton of research on this generation – Pew , Project New America , the US government’s Corporation for National and Community Service’s Volunteering in America reports , etc. Which makes this recent piece in the New York Times deeply concerning.

Immediate Release: Duckworth Assumes Ownership of Everyday Mindfulness Show

Holly Duckworth

Letter to John Graham and Scott Wiley

Spark Consulting

Openly mocking physical mannerisms of a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter who suffers from arthrogryposis, and then denying the incident occurred despite clear-cut video evidence. On January 20, 2017, a new administration will take office, led by an individual whose character, rhetoric, and policy positions place our country’s most vulnerable populations at even greater risk. Monday, November 21, 2016. John Graham, President & CEO, ASAE.

Trust, Compassion, and Learning

Jamie Notter

From an interesting New York Times interview with Michael Gould , the CEO of Bloomingdales, here are some Humanize-related quotes: I believe the business I’m in is giving people an opportunity to grow. To me, the fundamental basis of leadership is trust.

Who Gets the Tip? Association Chimes In on Starbucks Battle

Associations Now

As New York’s highest court decides a case pitting Starbucks baristas against supervisors in a fight over the tip jar, one association points out the potential repercussions for the state’s hospitality industry.

Can Leaders Be Effective While Multitasking?

Association Leaders

A colleague recently forwarded an article to me from the New York Times titled, “Message to Executives: Stop Multitasking” I read the article with interest as I consider myself a multitasker. CM Services Leadership Uncategorized Volunteerism effective filter focus forget leadership multitasking productive

Scouting for Talent within Your Association Membership

Association Management

New York Yankees pitcher, Mariano Rivera, retired at the end of this baseball season. In some groups, this means the path from first volunteering to leadership can be measured in decades.