The incoming president or chair ponders an installation speech to begin his or her term of office. Concurrently, it is important to be strategic about managing committees. The purpose of committees is to supplement the work of the board. However, they become liabilities...
In a 1999 Harvard Business Review article, Donald Sull introduced his concept of “active inertia” as an organization’s tendency to follow established patterns of behavior — even in response to dramatic...
How much more successful could our members be if we helped them improve four totally new and different skills? Our members are dealing with tough problems and they need a new tool box to find the right path.
American politician Frank A. Clark once said, “A habit is something you can do without thinking, which is why most of us have so many of them.” Nowhere is that more obvious than on the Internet. Wouldn’t it be great for...
Many great events rely on repeat attendees in order to maintain success year after year. The challenge is providing a quality experience, while also leaving your guests wanting more.
Are you a Type-A take-charge leader? Do you like getting things done ASAP without a lot of meetings and processes getting in the way? Does the sound of task-forces, boards and steering committees make you queasy? If so, you might not have fared well at a trade association...
Facebook has been around for 12 years now, and sure, the basics are pretty easy to grasp. But there’s more to the popular social media platform than just liking and sharing. Here are three secret Facebook features every association professional should be using.
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