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The Hourglass Blog: What's Your Innovation Readiness? Part 2

The Hourglass Blog

The Innovation Task Force of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives (which I chair), is trying to develop an assessment tool for association executives to use in determining the "innovation readiness" of their associations. Precise strategy. Eclectic teams. Leadership.

You’re Never Too Young to Conquer New Challenges

Association Adviser

Almost 10 years ago, it was the last day of exams at my alma mater, the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, and I had a job interview 2.5 I’m the newest account executive on the team – and the youngest. I felt like I needed more leadership opportunities or a change in association jobs.

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What Are You Looking For In Your Next Board Member?

Eric Lanke

I've written before about my experiences on the Board of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives. If their day job has them tactically executing someone else's strategy, then tactical is the mindset that they're going to have in Board meetings. Associations Leadership

The Hourglass Blog: Association Advantages for Innovation

The Hourglass Blog

Heres part three of the "innovation for associations" white paper Im helping to write while chairing the Innovation Task Force for the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives. In this environment, associations have developed several successful strategies for identifying common objectives, creating partnerships, and dealing with dissension and debate—all based on helping diverse constituencies focus on the elements that unite them. Leadership.

The Importance Confidence Plays In The Workplace with Susan Marshall of The Backbone Institute

Association Mavens

Marshall is author, speaker and founder of Backbone Institute, LLC, whose mission is to create a stronger more confident future one person or team at a time. Susan is the author of “How to Grow a Backbone: 10 Strategies for Gaining Power and Influence at Work.” Susan is a regular columnist for Wisconsin Woman magazine. Leadership Podcast[link].

Engineering for Eighth Graders

Eric Lanke

We often talk about the difference between its perceived and actual value in strategy sessions with our leadership. And that event, while the largest in the state of Wisconsin, was only one of dozens that are being held around the country every year.