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August luncheon: How AARC built their social media presence, wowed their members
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We all talk about social media, but what's it like in action? Who's doing what when, how do you fit the jobs into your current structure, what do you say and how do you say it? And if you build it, will your members come? Come listen to the experiences of the American Association for Respiratory Care, which started using external social networks two years ago, but have gone one step further and built an internal social media platform for members only. "We don't have all the answers," says Sherry Milligan, associate executive director of the AARC, "but we can sure tell you a lot of the problems." More


Eventasaurus: Promote your event on major social networks in 1 click
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Eventasuarus allows event professionals to publish and promote their event to major social networks in one click, providing a unique dashboard to manage, collect and engage with RSVPs across different platforms. Designed by event managers, for event managers, Eventasaurus automates a lot of your repeat tasks and brings your data together into one place for you to easily process. More

Leadership and change
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First the bad news: If you're not willing to embrace change you're not ready to lead. Put simply, leadership is not a static endeavor. In fact, leadership demands fluidity, which requires the willingness to recognize the need for change, and finally the ability to lead change. Now the good news: As much as some people want to create complexity around the topic of leading change for personal gain, the reality is that creating, managing and leading change is really quite simple. More

Why being certain means being wrong
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Of all the headwinds we face as decision-makers, the power of one overshadows all others: Our need for certainty. It is typically more important for us to feel right, than to be right — a difference that didn't matter much in the lives of our ancestors, but now matters a lot. More

Dear association executive, that is not education!
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Education is in your mission statement, right? If not, it's probably in your strategic plan. If education is in your mission or strategic plan, how much of your budget is dedicated to educating your members? Most of what you call education is actually information transfer; passing on concepts, data, facts and statistics. If education and learning are the primary focus of your organization, you need to do things differently. More

Poor leadership undermines US organizations
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The quality of leadership in American organizations is poor and it isn't getting any better. What's more, leaders are stifling creativity and innovation and holding back new ways to do business because they are risk averse and focused on their own survival. That's the uncompromising message from the sixth edition of the Global Leadership Forecast, a biannual report by consultants Development Dimensions International. More

Who's the king?
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Even in the face of another point of view, we reshape the feedback until it supports what we want it to mean. We often will do anything to maintain the status quo. The problem is that reality is slipping further and further away. More

One more time: It's the leadership, stupid!
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The word "leadership" can mean very different things to different people. Put 10 people in a room and ask them how they define leadership. Chances are, you'll get a lively debate but not a lot of agreement. More

Crowdsourcing for organizations?
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When it comes to resources, many nonprofits and associations feel strapped or constrained by budget and capacity. Whether you have administrative tasks, marketing efforts or other time-consuming or costly initiatives, there are ways to get things done by leveraging the Internet and tapping into large pools or talent, volunteers or other interested individuals. Crowdsourcing is one of those ways. More
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