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When technology issues are really membership issues
Technology was a persistent theme during ASAE's 2013 Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference last week. Why? Well, when you peel away the outer layers surrounding tech issues, what you might find at the core are really membership issues.
Is your association courageous enough to ask for advice?
In a recent post, Deirdre Reed wrote, "Last week, I saw the hashtag #SHRMAdvice in a tweet from Laurie Ruettimann, a HR thought leader, speaker and writer. I found out that she had asked people to share how the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) could better serve its members. She told me, 'All associations could use this feedback!' Yes, indeed they could."
Leading under pressure
By C. Fredrick Crum
Yes, it has been said that when the going gets tough, the tough get going. The question is how do they get going? How do leaders respond when they are under pressure? We are not referring to physical pressure, like that which is exerted on a professional weightlifter. We are referring to pressure — the invisible mental state causing stress. A leader's true colors come out when he or she is under pressure, especially extreme pressure.
Are you cut out for the CEO role?
Good CEOs are made, not born. But the same can't always be said for founders. A founder has a vision and a passion for her product or service, and she can inspire her customers, employees and investors to believe in her idea's potential. A founder believes so much in her vision that she'll ride out uncertainty and failure to see her idea succeed. But these skills don't always make for a great CEO. In small startups, founders often double as CEOs, at least at first. With the right skills, you may be able to fill both roles, but at some point, you'll have to figure out if being the founder and the CEO is helping or hurting your company's growth.
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Omnipress Big Ideas Blog
There seems to be a good number of associations that are stuck in the past and are missing out on leveraging their valuable content by offering it online, because a "higher-up" is stuck in their ways and doesn't see value in offering the content online. So how do you convince dad to get that new smartphone? Here are four ways to convince your association leaders to take your content online.
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Your association is so beneficial to people, you just know that they'll be hooked after their first meeting. So how do you get potential members (and current members, for that matter) to your meetings?
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