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8 Points Associations Can Learn from Ohio State’s Marching Band

SCD Group

The hugely successful Ohio State University Marching Band incorporates several practices for associations and nonprofit organizations. I gleaned ideas from band director Jonathan Waters’ presentation and discussion with the Ohio State Alumni Club of Southwest Florida. And the Ohio State Marching Band has lots of systems: Tryouts (to join the band) Challenges. The Ohio State Marching Band has mentored members of the marching band of the Ohio State School for the Blind.

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The Engaging Story Behind Innovation, iPads and the Ohio State University Marching Band

SCD Group

You may have seen the mind-blowing performances of the Ohio State University Marching Band on YouTube or the Today Show or read about them in USA Today. During the fall of 2013, the Ohio State Marching Band hit the big time with 20+ million views on YouTube and six billion media exposures worldwide. Jonathan Waters had recently been named director of the Ohio State University Marching Band and was looking for “what can we do better.”

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Nonprofit Workplace Wellness Initiatives: United Way of Central Ohio

Beth Kanter

United Way of Ohio – Healthy Eating Event. Recently, colleague Neil Parekh the of the United Way called my attention to the to the United Way of Central Ohio and its employee wellness initiatives focused on healthy eating. Four years ago, the United Way of Central Ohio created a staff committee that focuses on balanced well-being, which also includes healthy eating.

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Focus on Your Passion (and Culture), Not Your Paycheck

Association Adviser

This month’s Corner Office profile shines on Shane Yates, CAE, CMP, executive director of the Ohio Society of Association Executives (OSAE), which has more than 500. From the Corner Office Leadership micro volunteering Ohio Society of Association Executives OSAE Shane Yates small staff organizations Getting it done and having fun.

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Key Leadership Thoughts for Association Leaders

SCD Group

I received an early Christmas gift: a signed copy of Urban Meyer’s (Ohio State football coach) new book: Above The Line: Lessons in Leadership and Life from a Championship Season This is a must read for association professionals and nonprofit executives. The powerful leadership equation: E+R=O (Event + Response = Outcome) The key is how you respond to an event determines the outcome.

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From the Corner Office: Scott Wiley, CAE

Association Adviser

Scott Wiley, CAE, head of the Ohio Society of CPAs , and newly elected Chair of the ASAE board, shares his thoughts about advocacy, millennials, member engagement and the importance of financial literacy in an exclusive Association Adviser interview. . Association Adviser : Scott, on top of your duties at the Ohio Society of CPAs, you’re the newly elected chair of the ASAE Board. AA : How would you describe your leadership style?

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Leadership Limerick: Innovation Requires Many Contributions

Idea Architects

custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. Leadership Limerick: Innovation Requires Many Contributions. 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. Labels: leadership limerick. July 29, New Orleans, NYIB Leadership Pre-Conference.

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7 Secrets from a Hugely Successful Marching Band

SCD Group

The other day, Jonathan Waters, director of the highly rated Ohio State University Marching Band, shared ideas about the traditions and innovations of the band. During the fall of 2013, the Ohio State Marching Band hit the big time: 20 million people have seen us on YouTube; six billion media exposures worldwide. association communications association executives association management Ohio State University Marching Band TBDBITL

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Leadership Limerick: One Ending is Another Beginning

Idea Architects

custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. Leadership Limerick: One Ending is Another Beginning. Every Monday in 2011, I offer a leadership limerick, highlighting an idea or strategy about effective leadership in limerick form. Searching for leadership limerick will identify previous posts. Today is December 26th, so this is the last Leadership Limerick for 2011.

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Facilitation Friday #5: Provide Leadership Without Taking the Reins

Idea Architects

custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. Facilitation Friday #5: Provide Leadership Without Taking the Reins. Individuals using a facilitative approach provide leadership to the group without exclusively taking the reins, never resorting to "cracking the whip" except in extreme circumstances when the success of the group depends on the facilitator exerting much more control.

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Are You Using Identity as Association Marketing Strategy

SCD Group

Ohio State. Miami (Ohio). Ohio State North Face association executives Nike association leadership association marketing ASAESitting in the airport last Saturday, I noticed a huge number of people wearing logoed clothing that identified themselves with their team, cause, city, company. Rather than a team or cause, some were unpaid walking billboards for “cool” apparel companies. In 35 minutes, I saw hats, t-shirts, jackets and bags promoting: STL Cardinals. SF Giants.

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Cultural Alignment Key to Organizational Success

SCD Group

Oregon and Ohio State are playing for the college football championship Monday (1/12/15) night. Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer put it this way in a news conference last week: “From Amy, my assistant, to everybody associated with the facility person, everyone, this is the way we do it, really not a whole lot of conversation about it, and we have a culture here, too. Both teams exhibit a specific culture. the way we do things.”

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Leadership Limerick: More than Just the Letter of the Law

Idea Architects

custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. Leadership Limerick: More than Just the Letter of the Law. 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. Labels: leadership limerick , values. July 29, New Orleans, NYIB Leadership Pre-Conference.

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Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Leadership Limerick: Gratitude, Not.

Idea Architects

custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. Leadership Limerick: Gratitude, Not Platitude. 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. Labels: leadership limerick. July 29, New Orleans, NYIB Leadership Pre-Conference.

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Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Leadership Limerick: The Whole.

Idea Architects

custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. Leadership Limerick: The Whole and My Role. 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. Labels: facilitation , leadership limerick. July 29, New Orleans, NYIB Leadership Pre-Conference.

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Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Leadership Limerick: Time for.

Idea Architects

custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. Leadership Limerick: Time for Hybrid Highs. 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. Labels: conferences , leadership limerick , meetings , technology. 2, Columbus, PIA-Ohio Board Workshop.

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The New Normal Began in the 1920s

SCD Group

When I went to Ohio State, Woody Hayes coached football. Today, Urban Meyer coaches Ohio State football featuring a pass-heavy spread offense. Urban Meyer SCD Group A&P The Wall Street Journal Woody Hayes Ohio State Marc Levinson association executives Avectra association leadership ASAE Art via WoodwardTechnologies.com. When my dad was growing up, Grange Halls dotted the rural landscapes.

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ASAE Announces 10 Association Leaders to Class of Fellows

AssociationChat

The Fellows program bestows an honorary recognition upon exceptional association leaders making noteworthy and sustained contributions of leadership to their organizations, ASAE and the association management profession. NEWS ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership fellows press release

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5 Passion Busters within Associations

SCD Group

This showed in Ohio State’s drive for the national championship in college football and was evident in Saturday’s celebration which drew more than 50,000 people to Ohio Stadium on a cold Saturday morning. ASAE association boards Association CEOs association culture association executives association leadership SCD Group Passion drives success. Passion grows associations. Passion permeates throughout the organization especially one that is “clicking on all cylinders.”

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What are association members saying?

SCD Group

And, it reminded me of something a former board member of the Ohio State University Alumni Association once told me: “It’s hard for staff to see the difference between fans and members,” he said. ASAE Association CEOs association culture association executives association leadership association membership SCD Group I was at the driving range the other morning and overheard a couple of members complaining about the association (golf club). fussing about the executive director.

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Edison’s Advice to Association Executives: Try One More Time

SCD Group

Growing up in Ohio, my grandparents used to regale me with stories about Ohioan Thomas Edison and his unwillingness to give up. (I I think they related to Edison because they were in the same generation and like him, grew up in small Ohio towns.) Mazda SCD Group Thomas Edison STIAL association executives association leadership ASAE Edison was used almost as often as “the Little Engine that Could” as teachable moments of my childhood.

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Sense of Belonging Should Power Associations

SCD Group

When I wear my Ohio State hat in my travels, I find these types of connections. to others wearing Ohio State apparel. SCD Group association management associations Simon Sinek Start with Why O-H-I-O association executives sense of belonging association leadership ASAE Knowing Your WHY creates a sense of belonging. Walking through a very crowded Midway Airport the other day, I thought about a key point Simon Sinek makes in his awesome book Start with Why.

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Can Associations Incorporate The Neighborly Wave?

SCD Group

Growing up in rural Ohio, I grew accustomed to the “friendly wave” when passing folks on their front porch, a farmer plowing his fields or the driver of an oncoming car on a rural road. association leaders association management association rituals association boards association leadership If a wave wasn’t possible, people would give a friendly “toot” of their horn as they passed. And, the waves came in all styles – from a full hand to a lifted finger – almost like fingerprints.

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How Top Leaders and Advocates Navigate Fast-Changing Times

Association Adviser

Scott Wiley, president and CEO of the Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA) and the new ASAE Chair agreed. Wiley said the talent gap is hitting Ohio firms and businesses hard as more Boomers retire. Features Leadership astronauts change crises John Graham leadership Mark Kelly Scott KellyLessons learned from John Graham, astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly and more. Hank Berkowitz, Association Adviser.

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Internet Association Hires Jerry Golden As New Head Of Global Government Affairs

InternetAssociation

Washington, DC – Internet Association announces the appointment of Jerry Golden as Senior Vice President, Head of Global Government Affairs, and the newest member of the senior leadership team.

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6 Tips to Make a Good Team

SCD Group

The Ohio State football team (yes, I’m biased) and its defense of its national championship offers lessons for association professionals. Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer guided the 2014 OSU football team to a national championship in only his third year on the job. Here are six leadership lessons from OSU football: 1. Leadership development Meyer hired a leadership development person for himself, then for his assistant coaches and finally for his players.

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Why The Structure You're Staffing is Stifling Progress

Idea Architects

custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. Speaking at a leadership conference for volunteers this weekend, I was reminded why some organizations struggle to get volunteers. because it is indeed a smaller percentage of people who may initially raise their hand for long-term leadership positions. July 29, New Orleans, NYIB Leadership Pre-Conference. 2, Columbus, PIA-Ohio Board Workshop.

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Lessons from the Moon Walk

SCD Group

In the process, we met key leaders of Wapak (as it is called in Ohio). ASAE association executives association leadership association marketing association membership association professionals Moonwalk Neil Armstrong SCD Group Front Page of the Wapak Daily News; Steve interviewing Mrs. Armstrong 45 years ago today (7/20/14), I was a young Associated Press reporter covering astronaut Neil Armstrong’s parents while he walked on the moon.

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Do Your e-Learning Efforts Match Up with Your Members’ Needs and Expectations?

YourMembership Blog

It’s been a great week in Dayton, Ohio as I wrap up my time at the 2015 Ohio Association of Association Executives Annual Conference. We just held our Monthly Thought Leadership webinar entitled 5 Must Haves for Your Association’s eLearning Efforts. If you would like to learn more, please join us on August 19 th for our Monthly Thought Leadership Webinar, Big Bang Disruption: 5 Technologies That Should Be On Your Radar.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.14.20

Reid All About it

Monica Cox, Professor at The Ohio State University. Presenters: Susan Robertson, CAE, president and CEO, ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership. Mary Kate Cunningham, CAE, vice president, public policy, ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership.

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Associations & Neuromarketing: Are You Sending the Right Messages

SCD Group

Reading it reminded me of the 3-part “Tell’em broadcast axiom” I learned in my initial broadcast journalism class at Ohio State: Tell’em What You’re Gonna Tell’em. FastCompany SCD Group Neuromarketing association executives association communications association leadership association marketingNo matter how you slice it, messages matter! A week or so ago, a CEO asked me for ideas to help her association’s messaging task force come up with revised key messages for the association.

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Tiffany Haverly Joins IA As Communications Director, IA Builds Team With Two Additional Hires

InternetAssociation

global leadership in technology — all while developing critical messaging around public health and federal response during the COVID-19 pandemic. Across the board, IA’s new emphasis on frontline advocacy is coming into sharp focus at the federal and state levels.”

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Mobile, Agile & Hostile: Operational Strategies for Associations?

SCD Group

When I played hockey at Ohio State, my coach -- with his fine Canadian accent -- once told me, “Drake, you’d be a lot better hockey player if you were mobile, agile and hostile.”. Speaking of the “new normal,” Jamie Notter posed some interesting questions based on his experience at the most recent ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership conference: So what does this mean for the association community?

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Monday Buzz: The Challenge of Following Association Legends

Associations Now

Look around at those who occupy the leadership positions of many associations, and take note of their office accessories. Association consultant and SCD Group president Steve Drake was faced with that challenge in 2003 , when a CEO of 30 years decided to leave Ohio State University’s (OSU) Alumni Association. Drake and his fellow association board members picked two-time Heisman Trophy winner and Ohio State legend Archie Griffin to lead the huddle.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.27.21

Reid All About it

80% of the education offered by the Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA) used to be in-person, but the pandemic changed all that, of course. Thought Leadership Session: Associations’ Future Strategies. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community….

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Generation Flux. Impact on Associations

SCD Group

During a slow period one Saturday morning, Alf gazed out the windows of our office overlooking the Supreme Court Building and Ohio State Capitol in Columbus. FastCompany SCDdaily SCD Group James Reston association executives Pulitzer Prize Generation Flux association leadership Associated PressWhen I finished college, I joined The Associated Press as a news reporter. It was an awesome learning experience.

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6 Great Readings for Labor Day and College Football’s Opening Weekend

SCD Group

Board Leadership By Fred Wilson via AVC blog The board is tasked with governance. While that can and does include leadership changes, it also involves acting as a sounding board for management’s plans and being a body that management is accountable to. How does Ohio State have not one or two but three quarterbacks better than almost every other school’s? Could he really beat Oregon for the title next week and return to Ohio State’s bench next season?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.25.16

Reid All About it

Guests: John Graham, CAE, president and CEO, ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership. Scott Wiley, CAE, president and CEO, The Ohio Society of CPAs and chair of the ASAE Board. Thanksgiving is a good time to start a daily habit of gratitude. Research scientists have lots to say about the positive impact of a daily gratitude practice. With a little Googling, you’ll see dozens of articles about their findings, including some in Newsweek , Science of Us , and Headspace.

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Hockey Feud Shows What Happens When Associations Forget about Their Members

SCD Group

I played varsity hockey at Ohio State. Steve Drake SCD Group association management NHL lockout NHL National Hockey League association executives association leadershipI’m a huge hockey fan. The greatest sport there is. I’m biased though. As a hockey fan, the current “lock-out” shows hockey leaders (management and players union) are the dumbest “association” going. Especially because a similar labor issue cancelled the entire 2004-05 National Hockey League (NHL) season.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.25.16

Reid All About it

Guests: John Graham, CAE, president and CEO, ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership. Scott Wiley, CAE, president and CEO, The Ohio Society of CPAs and chair of the ASAE Board. Thanksgiving is a good time to start a daily habit of gratitude. Research scientists have lots to say about the positive impact of a daily gratitude practice. With a little Googling, you’ll see dozens of articles about their findings, including some in Newsweek , Science of Us , and Headspace.

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