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.

The Rise of Smart Technology


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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.

Apply for NTEN’s Technology Leadership Academy

Wild Apricot

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

Why Servant Leadership Is Making a Comeback

Associations Now

Today, everybody wants to feel like a stakeholder in an organization, and a new study suggests command-and-control leadership is obsolete. Leadership models come and go, but humility never goes out of style. The term for that is “servant leadership,” coined by Robert K.

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.

Ten Criteria for Vetting Event Technology Solution Providers (Updated)

Velvet Chainsaw

Over the past decade, there have been significant upgrades and newcomers in the event technology space. There are several hundred event technology providers competing to win your business. It’s never a good idea to be on the bleeding edge with any technology.

Aligning Vision with Technology

Association Success

When it comes to becoming a more innovative organization and leveraging today’s technological advancements for the overall betterment of the association and its operations, it all starts with the vision. When I’ve asked association execs how they come up with their vision and key objectives, the answer I get most of the time is “Our ED tells us” or “The important stuff floats to the top every year and our leadership decides what’s important.”

Digital is More than Technology

Jamie Notter

Digital is a mindset.

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.

Conference Circuit: International Society for Technology in Education

Associations Now

The International Society for Technology in Education’s 2019 Conference begins this weekend in Philadelphia. Organization: International Society for Technology in Education. She’ll talk about the magic found by combining art and technology. Rundown Attendees: 16,000 plus.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Why leadership support is important when incorporating automation

Association Success

Over the decades, the world has transformed in a way that makes technology indispensable to organizations with any kind of customer service. Thankfully, a lot of systems have the technology to get the updates on an expired credit card.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Semiconductor Alliance Takes Steps to Grow Leadership Roles for Women

Associations Now

The Global Semiconductor Alliance will aim to bring more women into the field with its Women’s Leadership Initiative, backed by leaders at companies such as AMD, ARM, Nvidia, Qualcomm, and Intel. The initiative is one of a number in the technology field in recent years.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

Mindful Technology Use: Practice Three Becoming A Mindful Leader

Holly Duckworth

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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).

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

Beth Kanter

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.

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 then.no To get hesitant staff members to actually utilize new technology, consider the following tips: association leadership Small Staff Chatter association software

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.

For CEOs, It’s Time to Study Up on Technology

Associations Now

But they do need more expertise in how technology can simplify (or complicate) the member experience. If you’re the head of an organization, how much do you need to know about technology trends? Share your IT-leadership challenges and solutions in the comments.

Association, University Alliance Aims to Boost Women’s Leadership Skills

Associations Now

Case Western Reserve University and an association dedicated to women in the manufacturing industry announced a new educational program dedicated to fostering women’s leadership skills. Women in manufacturing careers have a new resource to help advance their leadership skills.

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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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.