Inclusive Leadership: Make It an Association Priority

Association Adviser

What Is Inclusive Leadership? Inclusive leadership is a complicated topic. Leadership itself is multifaceted and we’ve seen a change in leadership over time. Leadership used to be very focused on command-and-control. rapidly advancing technology.

Leadership, Now With Less Narcissism

Associations Now

What’s your most effective leadership style? But perhaps it’s best to get away from this business of “leadership style” entirely. According to the report, many organizations still have a habit of elevating “great man” types into leadership roles.

Leadership, Technology and Society


The battle in 1895 pitted an unknown watchmaker Ottmar Mergenthaler against one of … Continue reading → You are reading Leadership, Technology and Society from the Wired 4 Leadership blog. LeadershipA fearsome battle about the future was being fought. It wasn’t about political philosophy, geopolitical boundaries or land rights. It was about the future of printing, more specifically composition and typesetting.

How to Tackle Technology

Association Adviser

The post How to Tackle Technology appeared first on Association Adviser - Best practices, news and leadership strategies for association professionals. And do it on your own terms.

7 Steps to Building a Successful Technology Project Team


While there is no recipe for a secret sauce, a successful technology project team has some mandatory ingredients. Here are seven steps to take the next time you’re building a technology project team. Step 1: Get the technology project team’s buy-in.

Apply for NTEN’s Technology Leadership Academy

Wild Apricot Blog

The Technology Leadership Academy is a 9-week online training program from NTEN, sponsored by Microsoft, that's designed to help non-profit leaders learn to use and manage technology more effectively to meet their organizations' missions.( Tags: Non-profit technology nptech Microsoft Twitter

Digital is More than Technology

Jamie Notter

Digital is a mindset.

Do Smartphones Hurt Your Leadership Ability?

Association Leaders

Technology has improved our lives in so many ways. I wonder though if there isn’t a case to be made for improving quality of life and productivity by stepping back from some technology. Association Management Companies CM Services Leadership Uncategorized association management leadership I’ve often wondered if I could be a better leader if I was less connected to email, google, news feeds and apps through my smartphone.

Daily Buzz: Views on Women in Leadership

Associations Now

Many Americans perceive women to exhibit better leadership traits in a new Pew survey. A recent Pew survey examines leadership skills in both politics and business and how they intersect with gender , and some of the findings may be a bit surprising.

Cultivating Leadership on the Boards of Tomorrow

Association Success

Over the last 18 months we have completely evolved our governance structure, including leadership identification and cultivation. Technology is going to impact us because professional practice is changing, and so is how that professional practice is regulated.

Technology: The Communication Enabler

Association Success

As a systems developer for 10+ years, a manager for about a year, and yes, a huge techy, I have firmly come to believe in the importance of technology for assisting in building bridges and opening communications between people. One primary example of how problems manifest between silos is when different departments use overlapping and incompatible technologies while still expecting them to work together. Harness the power of your IT department to break down silos.

Should Social Media Matter to Leadership?

Jamie Notter

Maddie and I put together a quick survey about social media and leadership a few weeks ago, and in no time at all we got 505 people to complete the survey (thanks to all of you who helped spread the word!). Announcements Leadership Social Media

SilkStart Selected as Finalist for 16th Annual VIATEC Technology Awards


April 12th, 2017 (Victoria, BC) – SilkStart, a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Membership Management Platform, is excited to announce our selection as a finalist for the 16th Annual VIATEC Technology Awards in the category of Technology Company of the Year (1-10 employees).

Technology Mastery Is A Must To Succeed Today

Velvet Chainsaw

Many of you will lose your leadership position in five years or less unless you embrace three major technology areas needed to survive. paraphrase author, business owner and technology guru Scott Klososky. Technology Ignorance is Not Bliss.

I-WE-IT Framework: Transformative Leadership for Social Change

Beth Kanter's Blog

On April 6-8th, I’m co-facilitating a transformative leadership retreat with colleagues Heather McLeod Grant, Chris Block, Lance Fors, and Justin Ferrell. In this highly interactive three-day workshop, we’ll take a deep dive into transformative leadership for social change.

2017 Technology Trends (And How Your Association Can Adapt)


When it comes to technology, I think we can all agree that the only constant is change. association management association leadership membership management Small Staff ChatterOnce we get comfortable with one platform/device, bam! Another 10 pop up.

Three Ways Associations Can Build Brand Awareness Using Technology

YourMembership Blog

What role is technology playing in your efforts ? Let’s look at three avenues where you can positively impact your brand awareness through technology. Association Management Software (AMS) is the hub for connecting your association to your members via technology.

Eric Lanke: Leadership is a System Capacity

Eric Lanke

Leadership. Leadership is a System Capacity. Heres the key passage, pulling directly on the work of Peter Senge, and again, the emphasis is mine: Leadership, paraphrasing Peter Senge, is defined as the systems capacity to shape its future. Labels: Leadership. Leadership.

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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.

When Nuance Is Lost: The Perils of Digital Leadership

Associations Now

And as more and more of our communication happens online , this is increasingly a leadership concern. Torvalds’ leadership style colors the organization and influences the way the people in it communicate.

Encouraging Hesitant Staff Members to Adopt New Technology: 4 Tips


See, association professionals often find themselves in the following situation: They purchase a technology system (an association management system , for example), get up and running on it, but To get hesitant staff members to actually utilize new technology, consider the following tips: association leadership Small Staff Chatter association software

Mindful Technology Use: Practice Three Becoming A Mindful Leader

Holly Duckworth

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The Leadership Gap Beyond the Generation Gap

Associations Now

A recent study spotlights a generational divide over defining leadership. But we can agree on what leadership is , right? Even the definition of “leadership,” though, isn’t set in stone. The post The Leadership Gap Beyond the Generation Gap appeared first on Associations Now

5 For Friday: Leadership for Associations and All Organizations

Vanguard Tech

This week’s theme is about leadership – new methods, considerations and news worthy commentary. Social Business & Leadership. Technologies. Marketing Leadership Through the Technologist. Leadership includes selling influence and ideas.

Is New Technology Worth The Investment?

Association Adviser

We asked Marcus Underwood, vice president for online media at Naylor, to weigh in about technology becoming more personal and, at times, more expensive. The reward from using new technology—and the risk of not implementing it—usually outweighs the upfront costs. Associations have to keep up technologically or risk having members go elsewhere for information and question the association value proposition. Once you have that, find the right technology partner and move quickly.

Social Media and Leadership Survey Results


We will be sharing the results of our Social Media and Leadership Survey TODAY, Tuesday October 16 at a workshop in Washington, DC. Reggie Henry, Chief Technology Officer, American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

Authenticity: The Key to Confidence and Thought Leadership

Associations Now

To encourage this exchange of ideas, invite young professionals to the table, solicit their ideas, and shepherd them into leadership. Often, Millennials and Gen Z are seen as technological or social media experts.

Just When We Need to Be More Strategic Association Leaders Culture and Technology Conspires to Make It Harder

Smooth The Path

Related: The post Just When We Need to Be More Strategic Association Leaders Culture and Technology Conspires to Make It Harder appeared first on Smooth The Path.

Wednesday Buzz: When Quiet Leadership Works

Associations Now

It’s the strategy of Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of the medical health technology firm Theranos and, at age 30, the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire. That can be especially challenging when the newcomer is in a leadership role, such as on a board or committee.

A Last Look at Leadership in 2016

Associations Now

If leadership is all about steadiness at the helm, 2016 has been an especially challenging year for leaders. The broad disruptions were all over—in politics, economics, and technology. Employee evaluations may be the biggest leadership challenge of all, though.

How to Ask for a Raise and Other Top Learnings from IAEE Women’s Leadership Forum

Velvet Chainsaw

In the panel discussion, Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association said that in the association world, it’s all about the “we” not the “I.” The post How to Ask for a Raise and Other Top Learnings from IAEE Women’s Leadership Forum appeared first on Velvet Chainsaw.

Leadership & Culture: Lessons from Microsoft’s new CEO

SCD Group

Turns out that adoption rate was wrong, we''ll exceed $150 billion by 2017, which will be 10% of total IT spend," says Michael Heric, a Bain partner focusing on technology, media and telecommunications.

Leadership through Blended Learning: Sorority LMS Success

WBT Systems

Blended Learning programs are the ideal way to deliver leadership development programs as they are more effective at creating behavioral change and deep learning. An LMS can be used to easily deliver the technology elements of your education program.

#13ntc Nonprofit Technology Conference: Plenary Session on Failing Informatively

Beth Kanter's Blog

The 2013 Nonprofit Technology Conference takes place in Minneapolis next week. It is the largest gathering of people who work in the nonprofit sector and technology. Join us for a discussion about the value of failure in the nonprofit technology sector. Gaping Void Cartoons.

How to Build a “Rock Star” Digital Technology Strategy


… and more awesome topics are what ICF folks, including me, will be presenting at ASAE’s Technology Conference in December! Check out our sessions: How to Build a “Rock Star” Digital Technology Strategy.

ONA, Poynter Build Leadership Academy for Women

Associations Now

Two leading journalism organizations are working to improve the prospects for women in the digital media and technology fields. Poynter President Tim Franklin added that the program aims “to increase the opportunities for women and to grow their numbers in leadership positions.”

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.

A CEO’s Duty to Lead on Technology

Associations Now

In the wake of a massive data breach, Target is moving its corporate and technology leadership closer together. Data security is a primarily technology issue, of course, but what I was told repeatedly during my reporting is that it’s also a leadership issue.

What can nonprofit technology trainers learn from the social work field to improve their training techniques?

Beth Kanter's Blog

Over the past two decades of teaching workshops to nonprofits on the use of technology for mission-driven work and more recently on the use of online networks and data, people come workshops with different degrees of organizational readiness to embrace change that is needed to be successful.

7 Ways Nimble AMS Sets up Customers for Success

The Nimble AMS Blog

Consistent leadership – I’ve headed up the support team since the inception of Nimble AMS, which has given our team the benefit of a consistent leader for more than a decade. Nimble AMS TechnologyAs you think about your association management software (AMS), you may think that all product support is the same. And you might be surprised to find out that it’s not. .

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