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6 serious ideas for 2013
Principled Innovation    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
2013 is the year when association leaders will need to get serious about transformation. Here are six high impact ideas for association leaders who are serious about taking their organizations to the next level. More

New Year resolutions for association professionals
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Back to work. It's a new year but work feels like the same old place, same old cup of coffee, same old desk and same old to-do list. Sometimes we need a different perspective to nudge us out of a rut, see things from a different angle, or give us a new idea that puts a spark in our day or life. More

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How to outsource your most dreaded tasks
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In our work and in our lives, we all have low-value tasks that sap our productivity and keep us from more worthwhile activity. But how do you identify these — and how do you outsource them in order to focus on the things that matter? More

Project management for board members and committee chairs
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Project management requires structure. Fortunately, most volunteer association leaders have structure, organization and expertise available to them through their association staff. But what if your association doesn't have staff resources or staff is unavailable to help with your project? Leading a team of volunteers and/or staff to a successful outcome requires daft project management skill. More

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Content is not king in future of meetings
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What's the content at your meeting worth? Not much, if you believe the comments of experts in the latest topic paper to be released by the Meeting Professionals International Foundation as part of its Future of Meetings project. You need only consider the music, film, book and game industries to see where the value of content is going. More

Incentives for your members
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If you've ever been to a professional sporting event, you've probably noticed that there's not much people won't do for a free T-shirt. But chances are your goals don't involve talking someone into doing the chicken dance in front of thousands of people. Perhaps all you need are volunteers to hang out at an event for a few hours or complete profiles on their AMS listings. Sometimes simply asking doesn't quite get the job done. Let's look at the age-old principle of offering incentives, and see if it would work for your association. More

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Are you designing for the 4 stages of conference experience?
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As a conference organizer, are you designing for the four stages of a conference experience? Or are you only designing for attendees to consume information? If you are planning only didactic, one-way, information transfer such as lectures and panels, you are missing some great opportunities to give your attendees a more robust experience. More

Are you a fearless leader? 3 questions
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What kind of leader will you be in 2013? The kind who can rally the troops and take an organization forward in uncertain times, or the kind who lets opportunities and threats go by, paralyzed by fear and uncertainty? How can you tell which kind of leader you are? More


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