Strategy Development and Deployment

Eric Lanke

Couple of conversations this week with members of my association's Board on the differences between strategy development and strategy deployment. I put it on an annual cycle of strategy development and deployment. At the Board table, our strategy is defined by three factors.

Building a board strategy

Aaron Wolowiec

Good leadership requires vision. Establishes, prioritizes and monitors goals and interim measurement standards — A strategic board values establishing strategic goals and the corresponding standards or criteria relevant to overseeing implementation of strategies to achieve these goals.

Building a board strategy

Aaron Wolowiec

Good leadership requires vision. Establishes, prioritizes and monitors goals and interim measurement standards — A strategic board values establishing strategic goals and the corresponding standards or criteria relevant to overseeing implementation of strategies to achieve these goals.

Members Hire Bold Strategies

Potomac Core

Members Hire Bold Strategies. As busy executives are under constant pressure to meet and exceed profit targets, they expect the organizations they are part of to deliver bold strategies and results. New Mantra: Members Hire Bold Strategies. Members Hire Bold Strategies.

Fundraising and Association Leadership

Eric Lanke

Simply put, in our environment, cold calls and direct mail are not winning strategies. Associations LeadershipIn the past year, me and my association have gone through dramatic transformations.

11 Elements of a Winning Member Engagement Strategy

Higher Logic

Achieving great engagement requires a commitment to a great member engagement strategy. Why is a Member Engagement Strategy So Important? And the first step to improving member engagement is creating a winning member engagement strategy. Member Engagement Strategy Takeaway.

A New Calculation Leads to Better Association Strategy

Smooth The Path

This exercise could lead to some very positive strategies for the organization overall. Can you adapt this calculation for your association to persuade leadership there is nothing more important right now than new member engagement?

Daily Buzz: Maximize Your Content Marketing Strategy

Associations Now

In order for your organization’s content marketing strategy to be effective, it needs to be working toward a larger goal, whether that’s growing awareness or building up your email list. Content is just content unless it’s working to achieve a higher goal.

Risk, Strategy, and Implementation

Jamie Notter

When you choose a strategy, have you considered the risks (and that includes the risk of foregoing opportunities, as well as the more obvious risks attached to your chosen course of action)? And do the people who are implementing your strategy ever consider risks?

How’s Your Pricing Strategy?

Associations Now

As I was working on my feature for the latest issue of Associations Now on pricing strategy , it quickly became clear that there are few hard and set rules about how to think about pricing. One is that the lack of a coherent pricing strategy risks alienating members.

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Associations and Thought Leadership – A Triple Win: Exclusive Moery Webinar - Moery Company

Moery Company

JP Moery and the Bloom Group’s Bob Buday will host a complimentary 30-minute webinar on the value of thought leadership and how it can help cultivate your brand and help transform your sponsors as thought leaders. Association Business Strategy Business Development Sponsorships Webinar

Daily Buzz: Why Your Association Needs a Learning Strategy

Associations Now

A learning strategy can help your team understand how to effectively deliver value. That’s why every association needs a learning strategy, according to a post on the WBT Systems blog. cmgr #onlinecommunities #strategy #askquestions #assnchat [link] pic.twitter.com/2iRYeVeFEI.

Changing Strategy and Member Engagement

Eric Lanke

A few weeks ago I wrote about the presentation I gave at my association's Annual Conference, communicating our overall strategy and the progress we're making on it to our membership. Changing your strategy can sometimes be a challenging time.

Daily Buzz: Agile Development Strategies

Associations Now

But as long as we’re human, there’s no way to “de-bias” ourselves—it’s hardwired into our DNA, according to a post from the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants. The post Daily Buzz: Agile Development Strategies appeared first on Associations Now

Strategy, Risk, and Implementation

Spark Consulting

From the new Spark whitepaper, Risk: The Missing Link Connecting Strategy to Implementation , co-authored with Jamie Notter ( JamieNotter.com ) and Leslie White ( Croydon Consulting ): Having…conversations around risk and opportunity is not necessarily easy, but it’s becoming increasingly important in today’s complex, mutable, fast-paced environment. leadership management whitepaper Jamie Notter Leslie White Final day of whitepaper release week!

Enhance your online education strategy in 90 days

Aaron Wolowiec

This plan often does not drill down, however, into the specifics of education strategy (and the chances it extends to digital learning are equally shaky). At right, you’ll find the results to two different poll questions on the topic of education strategy. Webinar Poll Questions.

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

Three Ideas to Perk Up Your Internal Communications Strategy

Associations Now

Here are a few internal communications strategies to try. When it comes to internal comms, strategies, of course, vary greatly. So why bother with an elaborate strategy? found that 60 percent of organizations don’t have a well-considered internal communications strategy.

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. “ In the age of knowledge work, leadership has become more essential as well as more complex than earlier times,” leadership expert Michael Maccoby writes in his book, The Leaders We Need and What Makes Us Follow (Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2007).

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.

Rejuvenate Your Leadership

Association Leaders

Find a way to rejuvenate or re-birth your leadership. Re-focus your energy on your mission and key strategies. Association Management Companies CM Services Leadership Uncategorized VolunteerismSpring is a time of rebirth and rejuvenation.

Eliminate Roadblocks to Planning—Integration Transforms Strategy into Action

.orgCommunity

Strategy Meltdown —The screen play. Sharon Rice ,orgSource’s managing director of business strategy, and I recently had a conversation about how an integrated approach to strategy gives plans the muscle to be actionable. Read more about new approaches to strategy: [link].

What Recent Changes to the CAE Say About Leadership

Associations Now

Plenty of recent leadership scandals, inside and outside of nonprofitdom, have shed light on the importance of establishing a solid grasp of ethics. The post What Recent Changes to the CAE Say About Leadership appeared first on Associations Now

Do You Need a Member Engagement Strategy?

Smooth The Path

Many of the members Arlene refers, rise to volunteer leadership roles. Arlene served in leadership roles at both the state chapter and the national level. You can significantly increase member engagement with a Member Engagement Strategy.

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.

Governance and Strategy: Steps from Administrative Management to Strategic Leadership

SCD Group

million The Problem: The board members defined their jobs as management, not leadership, and they didn’t see the distinction. There was no leadership continuity, and as a result leadership was personality-driven. Guest Post by Greg Schultz of The Sherwood Group, Inc.

Healthcare Groups Pool Digital Resources to Improve Leadership Collaboration

Associations Now

Two major healthcare groups have launched Leadership Evolve, a multimedia content initiative that aims to improve collaboration among leaders in medical facilities. The post Healthcare Groups Pool Digital Resources to Improve Leadership Collaboration appeared first on Associations Now

Risk, Strategy, Conflict, and Consensus

Spark Consulting

From the new Spark whitepaper, Risk: The Missing Link Connecting Strategy to Implementation , co-authored with Jamie Notter ( JamieNotter.com ) and Leslie White ( Croydon Consulting ): Strategy and risk are about choosing to do certain things and, sometimes more importantly, not to do certain things. leadership management whitepaper Jamie Notter Leslie White Whitepaper release week continues!

Experiential Leadership Development

Beth Kanter

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?

How Leaders Can Implement a D&I Strategy

Associations Now

But, the report cautions, there is a “common tendency among associations to identify diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts as a top organizational priority without implementing the specific strategies needed to advance efforts in a significant way.” (My

Carrying Strategy from the Boardroom to the Receptionist’s Desk

World Class Boards

Perhaps the greatest strategic challenge most association/nonprofit organizational leaders face is translating strategy from the boardroom to the receptionist’s desk (or to the committee chair’s agenda). Cascading measures are for operational alignment , not strategic leadership.

Strategy Means Change

Jamie Notter

Leadership insight.right when you need it. Strategy Means Change. in Change , Strategy - 1 comment. My client said it reminded him of something that he thought Peter Drucker had said once: Strategy means change. So when you do your strategy work, get ready for change.

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. What are your strategies for making sure the people you work with get heard and feel respected?

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.

Digital Transformation Stalls Without Strong Leadership

Associations Now

While technology has the power to reshape processes and drive down costs, many digital transformation strategies lack the C-level support needed to succeed. Rajan Kohli, senior vice president and global head of Wipro Digital, attributes the delay to a crisis among leadership.

Financial Sustainability is Not a Strategy

Jamie Notter

And don’t get me wrong–financial sustainability is a good idea, but folks, it is NOT a strategy. A strategy, at the most basic level, is a choice. A strategy always represents a choice you made over other alternatives. That’s why strategy is so important.

An Example of a Strategy Agenda

Eric Lanke

Four weeks ago, I wrote about the essential elements of a Strategy Agenda, the new term I've introduced in my association to describe the essential work product of our Board of Directors. Associations Strategy and Execution

What 15 Year-Olds Can Teach Organizations About Content Strategy

Higher Logic

This guest post is by Jill Andreu, Naylor’s vice president of content strategy and development. Jill is responsible for the overall strategy, direction, leadership and management of Naylor’s editorial department. She doesn’t call it content strategy.

Association Leadership and Ski Patroller Voice

Smooth The Path

Use this self-reflective strategy to clear the decks after each interaction so you can be fresh and ready for the next keeping ski patroller voice firmly in its place. The post Association Leadership and Ski Patroller Voice appeared first on Smooth The Path.

The Essential Elements of a Strategy Agenda

Eric Lanke

Our Strategy Agenda, which is determined by our Board and focused on what we want to achieve, and our Operational Plan, which is determined by our staff and focused on how we will achieve it. This week I want to write more about the elements that make up our Strategy Agenda.