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5 things you should stop doing in 2012
Harvard Business Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Eliminating these five activities is likely to save hundreds of hours over the next year — time that can be spent expanding business and doing things that matter. What can you stop doing? And how are you going to leverage all that extra time? More

The transparent board
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Thanks to social media — and a more connected society in general — association boards need to be more available, more flexible, and more data-savvy than ever. In an excerpt from his book "Return on Impact: Leadership Strategies for the Age of Connected Relationships," David Nour discusses five ways association boards will need to change. More

5 ways to end 'board room blahs'
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Association executive Cindy Butts provides her top five great ways to end the "board room blahs," extracted from a list originally posted by nonprofit consultant Bob Harris. Topping the list is creating one item for every agenda that will serve as the "mega issue" and giving it extra attention. More

4 discovery philosophies that lead to innovation
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How innovative is your organization? Do your executives instill in you and your coworkers the courage to try new ideas? Organizational innovation starts at the top. At least that's the finding from "The Innovator's DNA" authors Jeff Dyer, Hal Gregersen and Clayton M. Christensen. They researched and studied highly innovative companies and found several common traits. More

Leadership and opportunity
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What better time to discuss opportunity than the start of a new year? Opportunity and timing are inexorably linked. So much so, that if you don't think timing is everything — think again. Anyone paying attention to current events has recently witnessed that it doesn't really matter whether you're a politician, investment banker, CEO or just an average citizen, when it comes to making a simple decision, managing a crisis, or attempting to exploit an opportunity, timing is everything. More

Don't be part of the problem
Management Excellence    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It's all too easy for us to get caught up in the political swirl and self-limiting behaviors that characterize the culture of many of our organizations. It's a mistake. We have to learn to fight the gravitational pull of malaise and mediocrity that pervades our teams, or we risk being part of the problem. More

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