Eric Lanke: Things I've Learned from Being a Board Member

Eric Lanke

Leadership. Ive recently accepted the nomination to move onto the Executive Committee of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives. Labels: Leadership. Leadership. (22). Eric Lanke. Association executive and author. Pages. Innovation. Member Engagement. Generations.

The Hourglass Blog: Real-World Innovation for Associations

The Hourglass Blog

From my perspective, this organization has pretty much already adopted a culture of innovation among their top leadership. In order to perpetuate that change, however, one key area they identified for themselves was leadership development. Leadership.

Conference Circuit: Human Services

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Venue: Wisconsin Center. Wisconsin Lt. He’ll discuss “superhero leadership” and how everyone has the opportunity and capacity to make an impact. Rundown Attendees: 1,500. Exhibitors: 70 plus. Platinum sponsors: 18.

The Hourglass Blog: What's Your Innovation Readiness? Part 1

The Hourglass Blog

Regular readers of The Hourglass Blog know that Im chairing the Innovation Task Force for the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives. Heres the first: Does your leadership embrace innovation as one of the strategies necessary to achieve your goals? Leadership.

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. Leadership. Leadership Potential of GenX.

The Hourglass Blog: What's Your Innovation Readiness? Part 3

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. Leadership. Leadership Potential of GenX.

Why New Board Members Don't Speak Up

Eric Lanke

After a tour of duty on the board of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives (including one year as board chair), I've moved onto the board of the Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA). Associations LeadershipI recently got elected to another association board.

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. Yes we are good at legislative leadership, but I'm not sure that really helps with innovation in real life, because it typically leads to lowest common denominator decisions which are almost always low risk. Leadership. Leadership Potential of GenX. skip to main | skip to sidebar.

The Hourglass Blog: The Role of Trust in Innovation

The Hourglass Blog

If you didnt see it, Maddie Grant asked me to do a guest post on her SocialFish blog last week, and I shamelessly used it as an opportunity to promote the innovation project Im spearheading for the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives. If youre following @hourglassblog on Twitter than you already know that I recently attended (and participated in) a session on innovation with ASAE’s Jennifer Blenkle at the Council for Manufacturing Associations Leadership Meeting.

Invest in Yourself: Book Recommendations for Young Professionals

Association Adviser

I’m talking about books that help you grow by developing your time-management, leadership, and interpersonal skills. I simply stated that I was looking for “non-fiction books on any topic (personal finance, leadership, culture, biographies, etc.).” Features Leadership Membership

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 felt like I needed more leadership opportunities or a change in association jobs. Christina McCoy, AMPED Association Management.

Chose Your Dimensions of Diversity and Get Started

Eric Lanke

For instance, in a teaching association, diversity in volunteer leadership could mean recruiting K-12 teachers into leadership roles traditionally held by college professors. Associations Leadership

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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. Associations Leadership

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

Association Mavens

Susan is a regular columnist for Wisconsin Woman magazine. Her corporate and consulting experience includes work with Best Buy, Subaru of America, Harley-Davidson, GE Healthcare, We Energies, New York City Leadership Academy, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and many others. Leadership Podcast[link]. In this Association Maven’s episode, Josh Studzinski interviews Susan Marshall on how confidence plays a critical role in our jobs.

Some Rules Are Meant to Be Broken

Eric Lanke

It's about a difference of opinion between the American Library Association and the Wisconsin Library Association over whether or not libraries should charge fees and pursue collection for unreturned library items. Associations Leadership

Working out Loud: Learning from Eric Lanke

Jamie Notter

He’s the CEO of the National Fluid Power Association, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and he writes on the best CEO-authored blogs out there. Leadership Learning If you don’t know Eric Lanke , you should.

And, You Have to Have the Right Staff

Eric Lanke

Last week I wrote about my experience as Board Chair for the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives (WSAE). Associations Leadership

Reflections on a Year as Board Chair

Eric Lanke

One of the things that came to an end in 2014 was my year as chair of the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives (WSAE). Associations Leadership

Don't Be Misled By the Concentric Circles of Diversity

Eric Lanke

That, for example, diversity in the industry your association represents is obviously a prerequisite for diversity in your association's membership, and that diversity in your association's membership is just as obviously a prerequisite for diversity in your association's leadership.

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.

We Asked, You Answered: Leaders Who Get It Right

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Association professionals take inspiration from all types of leadership. We asked Associations Now readers to tell us about the leader they most admire, and why that person represents leadership at its best. She has taught me that leadership is not about perfection.

Friday Buzz: Brewing Good Business, Together

Associations Now

Need some help with your organization’s leadership? Then read this interview with Michelle Czosek, the new president/CEO of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives.

The Carver Guide Series on Effective Board Governance by John Carver and Miriam Mayhew Carver

Eric Lanke

The percent of manufacturer members that have an active representative on one of our leadership committees will be at least 30%, distributor members at least 25%, and supplier members at least 20%.

Member Engagement and Association Building Blocks

Eric Lanke

They don''t want to assume a traditional committee leadership role. Before joining the board of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives, I was just a member.

4 Great Ideas From a Membership Idea Exchange

Associations Now

So, when I heard about the “idea fair” concept that the National Association of the Remodeling Industry had planned for its Fall Leadership Summit, I wanted to learn more.

4 readings for association management

SCD Group

The four campaigns are: Cheese & Burger Society—Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. Scary Workforce Stats From XYZ University As a next-generation research and consulting firm, we are the experts organizations look to for recent statistics and trends related to the generation gap and leadership development. Struggles abound in areas of dwindling workforce (retirement), lack of leadership and business cultures that are not suitable for the next-generation of employees.

Tuesday Buzz: Is Gen X Running the Show for Associations?

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That’s when XYZ University’s Sarah Sladek wrote a book (published by ASAE) titled The End of Membership as We Know it , a book the National Fluid Power Association’s Eric Lanke picked up after seeing Sladek speak at a recent Wisconsin Society of Association Executives event.

The Hourglass Blog: Innovation = Creativity x Execution

The Hourglass Blog

Its also something Ive realized as part of my work with the Innovation Task Force of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives. Leadership. Leadership Potential of GenX. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Sunday, November 14, 2010. Innovation = Creativity x Execution.

The Hourglass Blog: The World Database of Innovation--CLOSED!

The Hourglass Blog

This is exactly the kind of resource I need to tap to help build the model of innovation for the association community Ive been discussing on this blog and leading on behalf of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives. Leadership. Leadership Potential of GenX.

The Hourglass Blog: Jumpstarting an Essential Conversation

The Hourglass Blog

Leadership. Leadership Potential of GenX. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, January 11, 2011. Jumpstarting an Essential Conversation.

The Hourglass Blog: Generational Herd Mentalities

The Hourglass Blog

After all, we had to pay our dues when we were 20-something, taking any job we could find and clawing our way into leadership positions by compromising our values and learning to play by the rules set by the generation that preceded us. I went to the University of Wisconsin in the late 1980s.

The Hourglass Blog: Who Will Change the Workplace?

The Hourglass Blog

Maybe in my little corner of Wisconsin, but certainly no farther than that. Leadership. Leadership Potential of GenX. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, November 9, 2010. Who Will Change the Workplace? Okay, Eric, your post from last Tuesday has me thinking. I read McAfees post and yours, and I get it. When a new generation comes into the workforce, we tend to freak out. There is an interesting pattern to the freaking out, though.